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Creative Book Builder

Get Creative Book Builder on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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One for when we actually get iPads to use in the classroom!

 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:14 AM

Book Creation 
* Create unlimited number of chapters 
* Sort your content's ordering within a chapter 
* Move & copy element from one chapter to another 
* Move & copy chapter from one section to another 
* WYSIWYG cover image editor 
* Customize book information including author, title, description, subject, and publisher etc. 
* Organize chapters into different sections 
* Create multiple books 
* Copy & Merge books 
* Change font, text identation, alignment, and user-defined CSS 
* Edit content offline 
* Preview book in iBooks 
* Preview table of contents 
* Enable and change line height 
* Pass validation with EpubCheck 
* Choose EPUB version (3.0 or 2.0) 
* Option to show cover page and set password when generating PDF

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | Technology | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.

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Apps to Help Students get Organized | Real Order Professional ...

Apps to Help Students get Organized | Real Order Professional ... | Technology | Scoop.it
And with so many students, parents and schools embracing technology through smart phones and tablets, there is great opportunity for students to utilize mobile apps to stay organized and make their research, studying and collaboration ...
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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Technology | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, May 19, 2013 10:14 AM

With the profileration of educational apps and web tools available, and new start ups almost daily, these review sites may be useful in identifying the best/most effective for the purpose intended.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, May 19, 2013 10:17 AM

These apps just keep coming, but a great list here!

Gustavo DieguezSilva's curator insight, July 21, 2013 2:00 PM

Para aprender a enseñar ya....................

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Learning to Learn in a New World

Learning to learn in a changing world.

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Sherry Weaver's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:20 AM

Great presentation to make us educators stop and think.  It can be very empowering with the right approach.  My favourite (among many) quotes:  "If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less..."

Sally Ann's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:04 AM

Super long, but insightful and the babies are adorable:)

 

Muhammad Seedat's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:09 AM

If schools and teachers don´t adapt to present times, students will be less motivated and have worse grades if doesn´t occur a adaption for their needs.

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Google Glass and Education

Google Glass and Education | Technology | Scoop.it
Google Glass is one of those technologies where the idea alone is enough to start conversations. For those who grew up on a diet of Star Trek it is an idea from that world brought to life.

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Asim Mushtaq's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:44 PM

If only the privacy issues are resolved

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:59 AM

Tendremos que descubirlo.

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:30 AM

#edtech #edchat

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Technology | Scoop.it

Three things really fascinate me about the new digital writing toolkit: the possibility of increased immersion in a story, the ability to represent choice, and the way the audience can influence the story. I'll take them one by one.


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Chad Clark's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:41 AM

A “good tale well told” transcends the medium by which it is relayed.  Credit is due Naomi Alderman for saying as much, or rather writing as much in this brief but value-packed article.  (At one point she confesses to being an instructor of creative writing as well as digital media; her article resonates with familiarity of those two areas of expertise.)  For additional reading re: Immersion, I recommend Frank Rose’s The Art of Immersion.   As to “representing choice” – am I the only avid reader who as a kid tried to get into the Choose Your Own Adventure books but ultimately preferred my bound page to be more of “Calvinoesque”?  (And for the record, I still hate seeing the following words in a periodical: to continue reading, turn to page…) 

 

But with digital media the other shoe has fallen. 

 

In conclusion Alderman speaks to audience participation. I can’t help but think of The Rocky Horror Picture Show whenever I see those two words – audience and participation – together, but alas, I wish I could think Star Wars, Episode One.  You see just last night I watched a 12 minute video simply titled “What If Star Wars: Episode I" Was Good?” This video is one man’s take on how to make EpiOne better, er, um, good even.  Now I’m a huge Star Wars fan, having seen Episode IV: A New Hope when I was only 5.  I’m also a digital media guy myself – so says the University of Washington and after George Lucas destroyed my childhood with Episodes I, II, and III, one other digital media guy takes 12 minutes and tells a story that, well, that if made into a movie wouldn’t have bit the big dead Chihuahua. (Come on, EpiOne was really bad.) 

 

But with the world of Star Wars fans (nerds?) out there, don’t you think George, er, Mr. Lucas, could have made a better film if he’d have listened?  I think so – and so even with all the beautiful digital effects, it all comes down to a good tale well told and in this case, that needed audience participation.   

Jess Gronholm's curator insight, July 26, 2013 12:23 PM

This is a great article about the future of storytelling. I love this point. "Art and science (or technology) are often imagined to be totally separate – but this is not, and never has been, true."

Bad Spoon's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:15 PM

Les évolutions technologiques - notamment les applications mobiles - et l'interaction avec les utilisateurs offrent de nouveaux terrains de jeu pour utiliser le storytelling comme un outil marketing

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Creative Book Builder

Get Creative Book Builder on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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One for when we actually get iPads to use in the classroom!

 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:14 AM

Book Creation 
* Create unlimited number of chapters 
* Sort your content's ordering within a chapter 
* Move & copy element from one chapter to another 
* Move & copy chapter from one section to another 
* WYSIWYG cover image editor 
* Customize book information including author, title, description, subject, and publisher etc. 
* Organize chapters into different sections 
* Create multiple books 
* Copy & Merge books 
* Change font, text identation, alignment, and user-defined CSS 
* Edit content offline 
* Preview book in iBooks 
* Preview table of contents 
* Enable and change line height 
* Pass validation with EpubCheck 
* Choose EPUB version (3.0 or 2.0) 
* Option to show cover page and set password when generating PDF

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CristinaSkyBox: Smories and Messages

CristinaSkyBox: Smories and Messages | Technology | Scoop.it

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Zélia Santos (zeliams)'s curator insight, July 16, 2013 3:07 AM

Smories e MessageHop : duas formas de incentivar e promover a leitura, especialmente com os mais novos. Do inglês para todas as línguas. :)

 

#stories #reading #writing 

Kelly Krause's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:53 AM

Just sent a MessageHop to my son. Haven't tested Smories, but it looks fun for elementary school readers.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, July 16, 2013 9:03 AM
That is wonderful Kelly! Smories is wonderful for young learners :-)
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Schoology or Edmodo? Choosing the Best LMS for your iPad Classroom

Schoology or Edmodo? Choosing the Best LMS for your iPad Classroom | Technology | Scoop.it
Working in a 1:1 iPad classroom, I needed an LMS that would solve my workflow problems once and for all. Here is how I chose: Schoology or Edmodo?

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Notable New iPad Apps: Heads Up

Notable New iPad Apps: Heads Up | Technology | Scoop.it
Heads Up! is one of the most simple and most fun iOS games I’ve seen in a good while. It’s an instant  party game on your iPad or iPhone and a barrel of laughs to play with two people or more....

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation | Technology | Scoop.it

For students who struggle with output, the option now exists to record ideas directly "onto a page." Similarly, teachers can leave audio feedback for students who benefit from hearing input multiple times. With the built-in camera, students can quickly snap pictures of class notes on a board, or record a quick video of teacher instruction. Leveraging just these few features has the potential to personalize learning and differentiate instruction where it might otherwise be impossible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:43 AM

Some interesting tips and insights.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 13, 2013 7:28 AM

We have a long way to go to understand best practices for iPads, to move it from a play thing to integrated into creative pedagogy. However, "The Longest Journey begins with the First Step" and that is getting into the hands or teachers and learners.


imaginary library's curator insight, July 13, 2013 8:19 AM

The most important thing to do is to start with the wife of using the iPad if you have a sound pedagogical reason for using the iPad then you'll be a will to come up with uses that are appropriate.

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Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral | Technology | Scoop.it

Just as blocks have no inherent curricular power other than experience in making big things by stacking smaller things in the right order, the ability of computer-controlled pixels to convey important knowledge depends entirely on what (and how) they are used. That’s where teachers come in…and why some are beginning to use an inexpensive online game to teach everything from philosophy to biology: Minecraft.

 


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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:42 AM

An appealing concept: a game that could help teachers and pupils / students with not only conveying knowledge but also with the development of social skills and collaborative storytelling. Interesting article, there is also the mentioning of the developmet of a wiki for educational purposes.

Tracy Bodzioch Feighery's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:17 PM

I am interested in learning more about integrating gaming into curriculum to teach 21st Century Skills.

Maryanne Burgos's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:27 AM

Worth trying out.

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An interesting read for my teacher friends!

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SCIS's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:45 PM

Looking at the impact of emerging technologies on teaching and learning and creative expression

 

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Prepare To Be Outdone By Pros And Brands, Instagram Just ...

Prepare To Be Outdone By Pros And Brands, Instagram Just ... | Technology | Scoop.it
That means pros can shoot on high-tech cameras, edit on a desktop, and post their masterpieces to Instagram to outshine your crummy amateur videos. The new 4.1 ...
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MAy be good for upper primary!

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Technology | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it

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Dana Hawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 7:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:13 PM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 11:39 AM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation | Technology | Scoop.it

For students who struggle with output, the option now exists to record ideas directly "onto a page." Similarly, teachers can leave audio feedback for students who benefit from hearing input multiple times. With the built-in camera, students can quickly snap pictures of class notes on a board, or record a quick video of teacher instruction. Leveraging just these few features has the potential to personalize learning and differentiate instruction where it might otherwise be impossible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:43 AM

Some interesting tips and insights.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 13, 2013 7:28 AM

We have a long way to go to understand best practices for iPads, to move it from a play thing to integrated into creative pedagogy. However, "The Longest Journey begins with the First Step" and that is getting into the hands or teachers and learners.


imaginary library's curator insight, July 13, 2013 8:19 AM

The most important thing to do is to start with the wife of using the iPad if you have a sound pedagogical reason for using the iPad then you'll be a will to come up with uses that are appropriate.

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bookabi -Create your very own storybooks in 2D and 3D

Get bookabi on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:08 AM

Features:
- 2D and 3D characters that you can pose, rotate and move
- Easy-to-add text, speech bubbles, new pages and more
- Pre-loaded backgrounds, objects and stickers
- In-App store with additional content 
- Use your own photos to become part of the story!
- Save and share your story with the whole family
- Record and listen to audio on each page

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Litfy - Free Books

Litfy - Free Books | Technology | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, July 14, 2013 4:38 AM
Glad you found it of interest Sally! So many people don't have access to libraries and bookshops; being able to access e-publications is vital.
Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 10:30 AM
Will share with our 9th grade 1:1 teachers.
Lee Hall's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:56 AM

This goes past just the books, for example some of Mark Twain's speeches are available here.

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ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf

ACPratas's LiveBinder Shelf | Technology | Scoop.it

Binders with interactive activities, tools, & platforms


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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, May 2, 10:55 AM

Always on the look out for great resources.   Thanks.  

Georgette's curator insight, May 21, 5:40 AM

The great thing about LiveBinders is all of the wonderful resources you can find when you create an account!  LiveBinders can be searched by subject or grade or topic!

Jennifer Lowton's curator insight, August 24, 4:40 AM

Have to love Ana Cristina Pratas. Such a great resource. 

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KidsClocks - Children learn how to tell time - - 2.7 / iOS

KidsClocks - Children learn how to tell time - - 2.7 / iOS | Technology | Scoop.it
(By: Nicole Firnhaber) *** KidsClocks is the ideal app for teaching your child how to tell time while having fun too!
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What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need?

What do you feel are the key digital literacy skills that 21st century learners need? | Technology | Scoop.it

Digital literacy has become one of the major issues facing educators in this early part of the 21st century. The need to develop students and teachers digital literacies has become increasingly accepted as fact and yet most teachers' and students' understanding of what exactly constitutes a digital literacy still seems to remain quite vague. Even more vague seems to be teachers' understanding of how precisely we go about developing those literacies.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 10:04 AM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 9, 2013 10:04 AM
That's my impression too. Thanks.
David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 7:35 PM

The exposure to this 'social quizzing' app was alone worth the read.  You won't be surprised to find out what is the #1 response, and the final response is unintentionally funny to me - it received 0 votes.  

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Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph

Schools are failing our children simply because they are technophobes - Telegraph | Technology | Scoop.it

Teachers still stand up in front of pupils and read out from their own lesson plans; kids still turn up to classrooms, sit behind desks and listen, taking notes; assessments remain based on reports filed by teachers; exams are at set times, once a year. There is no systematic use of the internet, software or gaming technology to aid learning, no proper data analysis to monitor pupils’ progress and to understand better how to convey understanding, no automation, no economies of scale, no productivity gains, and no real progress.


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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:52 PM

Why is change so difficult in the culture of schooling? Is the passionate redesigning of learning spaces going to change teacher mindsets? 

John Laing's comment, July 22, 2013 4:09 PM
The problem is compulsory schooling.
Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:45 PM

Change has to happen in teacher mindset in order for there to be an impact in the classroom.