There are many alternatives for creating tutorials on the iPad. Most of the discussion around these apps has focused on how teachers can use them to create tutorials for students. Let's examine how three powerful and easy to use apps can be used by students to create tutorials.
Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.
If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.
There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.
So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...
This past fall my class and I participated in a Progressive Story. The basic idea behind project was that 4 classes would collaborate virtually to create a story. The project creators chose a wiki for the shared writing space.
The use of technology in the classroom reflects the increasing use of technology in our every-day lives. Technology is incorporated into all areas of the curriculum as a tool to support teaching and learning.