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The Book Chook: Telling Stories with iPad Apps ToonPAINT and StripDesigner

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:26 PM

Using iPad apps TOONPaint and StripDesigner to tell a digital story. 

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From Kancil to Kartini

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Folk stories and fairy tales from around the world have some common themes – giants chasing mere mortals, important people being tricked by simple folk, commoners becoming queens, and always good defeating evil.

          In From Kancil to Kartini we discover that Indonesian folk stories share these universal themes. Carmyl Winkler has retold some wonderful Indonesian folk stories in English. Her book was written with primary school children in mind, and includes ideas for activities after each bracket of stories as well as a little Indonesian history.

          It has been in use in Victorian schools for some time. The enthusiastic comments by teachers and others have prompted the offer to a wider market.

“….such a great book, so beautifully done. I am wildly impressed.” (Mem Fox)

          Carmyl has lived in Indonesia, taught Indonesian for 25 years and taken professional development workshops for over 300 teachers. “The importance of sharing cultures cannot be overestimated, and this is an opportunity to begin early,” she says. “This book is of use not only to Indonesian teachers but is ideal for other schools who wish to include an Asian Culture theme.”

          Also available is a Selamat Pagi Bu, CD of Indonesian songs (with English translation included) performed by children from an Australian country primary school, which has been widely used in schools and remains a popular resource.


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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Back to school apps with Alec Couros

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Watch Back to school apps Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

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Free Technology for Teachers: Storyboard That Offers Posable Characters to Use in Your Cartoon Creations

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5 Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

In a recent post published by Edutopia entitled " 5 research-based tips for providing students with meaningful feedback", Stenger made a strong case for the importance of feedback in students learning. She backed her argument with a plethora of scientific studies and came up with some useful suggestions for teachers to consider when giving feedback to students.


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I think direct feedback to learners is highly important if one is to ever take ownership of knowledge..

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New Poster on How to Cite Digital Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Poster on How to Cite Digital Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Here is a great visual from Langwitches on how to properly cite images on your blog.


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Your Child's Next Field Trip May be Virtual

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Your child's next field trip may not require a permission slip or a brightly-colored t-shirt that matches his classmates.


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HarperCollins Publishers Australia Teachers' Notes online


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ChatterPix - Create Talking Pictures on Your iPad

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ChatterPix Kids is a free iPad app that you and your students can use to turn pictures into talking pictures. To create a talking picture just snap a picture with your iPad or import a picture from...

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Why digital learning is here to stay

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Digital learning is coming whether people like it or not. The new standards call for it. Twenty-first century readiness requires it. Future jobs rely on it. There is no doubt that educational technology has the power to motivate kids, so why not harness that passion in the K-12 classroom? There are many reasons why digital learning has arrived and is here to stay.

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Several of these cost, but some are free. I like Story Creator and it is free.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:45 PM

I've been looking for some recommendations on book apps for ages - here are 15!

CanopéTUIC02's curator insight, June 12, 2014 2:50 PM

Voilà de quoi créer de belles histoires pour tous les âges.

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Social Media Life Cycle

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How important is #socialmedia? Are we doing it right? What's the point? The Social Media Life Cycle http://socialmediacenter.nl/socialmedialifecycle/ @socialmediactr


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Activities for Children's Book Week 2014

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http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/05/activities-for-childrens-book-week-2014.html


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Super easy scaffolds to support students both connecting to texts and the bookweek theme of 'Reading to Connect'. Thank you Susan!

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BookChook's curator insight, May 22, 2014 6:56 PM

Children's Book Week in Australia 2014 has the theme: connect to reading. Here are lots of ideas and activities that involve kids in thinking about and making connections to their own reading.

Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, May 27, 2014 1:48 PM

...even in Australia......

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Use iPads In The Classroom? This Acceptable Policy Poster Is For You. | Edudemic

Use iPads In The Classroom? This Acceptable Policy Poster Is For You. | Edudemic | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

"Chances are, if you’re teaching a group of younger students (elementary or middle school, though high schoolers are certainly not known for being super careful with their devices either), you’re likely concerned about how they’re handling your expensive classroom iPads. There are a ton of “tough” tablet cases out there designed to save your device when it is dropped/banged/slammed/smacked/otherwise injured, but just trying to protect them for when that happens isn’t getting at the root of the problem. Teaching students how to properly handle their devices so that they don’t get broken (or are less likely to, since obviously accidents happen) is a necessary approach (though I’d still recommend padding those iPads to high heaven in whatever case is most appropriate for your classroom needs)."


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6 Good Classroom Posters on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Positive language in these posters.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 13, 2014 9:19 AM

Nice, handy summaries.

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The 7 habits of effective digitally competent teachers - Daily Genius

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Figuring out the best way to effectively leverage technology in (and out of) the classroom is critical for all digitally competent teachers. In order to learn from how others use education technology to inspire effective learning, you might want to stand on the shoulders of giants, so to speak. In …


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Google Classroom Tip for the iPad

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If you started using Google Classroom this year and your school is using iPads, I noticed a few consistent issues today when students brought their iPads into our tech force room. When students get...

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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Five Good File Conversion Tools | Free Technology for Teachers

Five Good File Conversion Tools | Free Technology for Teachers | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Even though I create nearly all of my documents online and use cloud storage services that support a multitude of file formats, there are still a few occasions when someone sends me a file that I need to convert. If your school is not using Google Drive, Dropbox, or a similar cloud service, you may find yourself and your students in need of a file conversion tool too. A more common need for a file conversion tool arises when we start to work with audio and video files. Here are file good online file conversion tools.


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New Bloom's Taxonomy Poster for Teachers

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Walker Books Australian Curriculum Booklist


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The Missing Guide for Google Hangout Video Calls - Zapier

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You may like to use these instructions from a second device or print them as they are quite lengthy. Well worth it! 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 26, 2014 8:44 AM

A VERY Cool Intro to G+ Hangouts!

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Online learning environments: the basics

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 12, 2014 12:37 PM

What environment are we trying to set up?

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

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This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 28, 2014 12:30 AM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online

172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
This article contains scores of links to free online comics and graphic novels.

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More free teaching resources! 

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:27 PM

Lots of free comics and graphic novels online.