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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, 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, 12:30 AM

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

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20 Free E-Book Resources For iPad

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20 great online resources to find absolutely free e-books for the iPad.
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7 free ebooks for designers | Design | Creative Bloq

7 free ebooks for designers | Design | Creative Bloq | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Whether you’re just starting out in design, or you’re a seasoned pro, the web has some interesting reading for you today.
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Book Writer - eBook, PDF creator

Get Book Writer - eBook, PDF creator on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Highlighter · Comment, Save, Share

Highlighter · Comment, Save, Share | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Highlighter.com is an education publishing platform aimed at drastically reducing the cost of textbooks and course material while increasing student success by leveraging powerful and actionable analytics and student data. Highlighter's HTML5 Reader allows educators to publish PDF, ePUB and Microsoft Office documents for free, accessible on any device, with unprecedented engagement by highlighting, annotating, commenting, sharing and saving snippets of text.

 

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You can read also: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/08/turning-static-text-into-interactive-discussions/

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A Practical Guide to the Top 100 Tools for Learning « Top 100 Tools for Learning

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This Guide is a continuously updated, online (ad-free) resource on how to use the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 for personal learning and productivity, professional development, education and training, as well as for workforce collaboration.

Access to the online Guide is available to subscribers. Find out how to purchase subscription here. Here’s a sample section BLOGGING TOOLS, if you want to take a look before you subscribe. Once it is complete, an eBook will be available (estimated March 2013) There are also regular Activity Weeks for subscribers, where we focus on specific tools or types of tool.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 on Slideshare http://tinyurl.com/ao7umdh

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating an eBook – The eBook eBook

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Wanted to pass on an outstanding eBook from Jonathan Kranz on the what, how and why for developing an eBook.

First off, this is a great example of how to do an eBook: inviting design, easy-to-follow organization, great examples, and a readable, natural voice.

Second, if you are considering an eBook as part of your marketing plans, this is a must read.
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Kleinspiration: Web 2.0 Sharing Tools: A Quick Guide

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Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 tools. Now, we can all get more comfortable with the language of the collaboration tools we may have been avoiding. One of his most recent collections in his series is: Sharing Tools. This e-book is available for free through Scribd. You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members). The resource is organized into ten chapters.

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47 Page Guide to Google Sites for Teachers

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Ferramentas para criar ebooks

Ferramentas para criar ebook. XII Encontro de Literatura " Caminhos de Leitura" Pombal 2014
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Van Meter Library Voice: A Handful of Digital Tools Used To Create Really AWESOME eBooks By The 4th Graders

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7 Indispensable Apps for Creating Books with your Students

7 Indispensable Apps for Creating Books with your Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Today in this post, I am updating a list of iPad apps ideal for creating books with your students and which I have published a year ago. The list comprises some really practical apps every teacher...
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10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Are you planning to give iBooks Author a place in your classroom? The video tutorials below will definitely give you a hand. As you know by now, iBooks Author is one of the formidable apps available in the iTunes store. It allow users to create interactive ebooks and share them with the rest of the world.

The general process behind creating these interactive ebooks is pretty basic; however, there are certain features and tips teachers need to pay heed to in order to tap into its full potential. The tutorials below are made for this purpose.

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Free Ebooks/ Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

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"Here are a few of the online publications I have authored or contributed to! Click the links to download them for free. Feel free to distribute and share these resources with your staff, in your trainings, and so forth. I’m available to present online and offline about these various resources."


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Regina Johnson's comment, March 1, 2013 6:44 PM
can't wait to finish reading this!
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Myebook - get it out there!

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Create your eBooks, Photo albums, Comics, Magazines, Fanzines, CV, Brochures, Books... When you're done, publish and share your ebook full of photos, video, audio with friends, family, and the world.

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You can create, publish, share or sell  your eBooks. And it's free!

Still in Beta.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:33 PM
Publishing tool for all types of creators.
Shanika Journey's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:41 PM

Looks like a very useful tool if you want to share a eBook or digital publication virally online. And the cool thing about is that it's free.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 27, 2012 7:28 PM

This is a great resource for students wanting to publish their own work.

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inklewriter - write interactive stories

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inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:38 AM

A nice feature of this resource is that you can export your story to Kindle for a small fee (approx $10). You be able to read your ebook on your Kindle, or sell it through Amazon. The ebook reads like a normal Kindle ebook, except that choices are included using hyperlinks.

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:36 AM

I can see many possibilities for use in enhancing ELA writing skills!

 

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Create an eBook from Wikipedia Articles

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You can bundle your favorite Wikipedia articles in a nicely formatted ebook and read it offline on any mobile phone, ebook reader or Tablet.
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