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Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tutorial on How to Create your Own eBook on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

"Creating an eBook online is no rocket science and anyone with the rudimentary knowledge of how to use internet can get his/her eBook up and viral in a couple of minutes provided the content part of it is already written in a word document. I find the typing and editing part the most  difficult stage in this process;  however, if you just want to set up a short ebook for your students then that would not take you much time.


Just a couple of weeks ago I shared here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list of great apps  to use to create eBooks on iPad and I received several emails following that post and some of you asked for tutorials on this topic. Here is one of my favorite tutorials on how to create an eBook on iPad that I always recommend to my fellow teachers. Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy"


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Melissa Cooper's curator insight, April 3, 2013 3:39 AM

A great way for young authors to share their work

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 5, 2013 11:20 AM

I see the tell tale signs of my beloved Comic Life!

Stefanie Stewart Crosser's curator insight, September 20, 2014 5:08 PM

There are various ways to use technology in the classroom, but how long does it take to prepare lessons through technology? They say "Don't take your work home" because it can seriously affect one's family and home-life, but is there enough time in the day to prepare effective lessons without taking your job home? Teachers are not paid enough to create their own lesson plans using technology - let along to teach, with all of the constant changing standards!

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» Audio Books vs. Book Books: Which Does the Brain Prefer?

» Audio Books vs. Book Books: Which Does the Brain Prefer? | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

Do we lose something of a novel when we don’t see the words spelled out in front of us? Is the medium integral to the message?


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Audiobooks & Literacy


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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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» Audio Books vs. Book Books: Which Does the Brain Prefer?

» Audio Books vs. Book Books: Which Does the Brain Prefer? | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

Do we lose something of a novel when we don’t see the words spelled out in front of us? Is the medium integral to the message?


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Audiobooks & Literacy


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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:17 AM

Great article. Lots of links as well.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:19 AM

Super resource told like it is in the schoolhouse.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:42 AM

Digital Citizenship

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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:43 AM

"As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools"

reuvenwerber's curator insight, March 16, 2013 1:22 PM

Will new improve Google finding, make teachers unnecessary? Doubtful, but they will have to adapt their ways!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Knowing how to search, evaluate, and ethically use digital information is the essense of being educated.  Google is a pioneering effort.  Learn to use the tools! 

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Google Explains How Search Actually Works - eWeek

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eWeek Google Explains How Search Actually Works eWeek Google wants users to know how sesarch actually happens, from the moment they type a query into the Search box on Google.com until the instant the results appear, ready for curious users to find...

 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 14, 2013 3:21 PM

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Day in the Life of a School Librarian

Presentation for LIANZA Library Assistants Day highlighting the range of tasks undertaken by school library teams and linking the intersections between schools

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Library Staff's curator insight, March 5, 2013 6:42 PM

Intense but realistic.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:31 PM

Would be interesting to compare with an elementary school librarian's day.

 

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:43 PM

Um Dia na Vida de um Bibliotecário Escolar.

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Rumors: B&N to Deemphasize the Nook? Going Private? - The Digital Reader

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Get the Most Out of your Kindle Reader with Free Tools

Get the Most Out of your Kindle Reader with Free Tools | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
The Kindle toolkit is a comprehensive list of tools and tips that every Kindle owner should know about. They make your Kindle experience even more enjoyable.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:43 AM

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Is Amazon Whispercast Enough?: Doubts Remain on Kindle’s Adoption by Schools - The Digital Shift

Is Amazon Whispercast Enough?: Doubts Remain on Kindle’s Adoption by Schools - The Digital Shift | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

But troubling questions remain, as Whispercast only addresses some issues that have plagued schools and institutions since Kindles were first introduced. Amazon declined to return multiple emails and calls from SLJ with queries from school librarians and educational experts about how Whispercast will ease those concerns.

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How To Become a 21st Century Librarian

How To Become a 21st Century Librarian | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Adam Fullerton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:58 PM

Lots of good information for current and future librarians on hwo to best prepare for your profession.

 

One of my favorite things I remember from Library Science 101 as an undergrad is "If you are going to be a librarian because you like books, you should leave now." 

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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:35 AM

What does a school library look like in the digital age? Reflections by school lib Tricia Kelleher

Laura Pearle's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:13 AM

Still wondering about digital divide (and what happens when the power fails, after a tornado or hurricane).

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:56 AM

School libraries have a very definite role to inspire imagination and facilitate  learning and research. Times are changing and so are library resources but school libraries and librarians still need to be there to teach and enhance independent learning. 

 

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The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint.

The Busy Librarian: So Long, Powerpoint. | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 6, 2013 11:15 AM

Be sure to read the comments!  There are already two more suggestions for presentation tools.

Lorraine 's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:37 PM

Interesting list of alternatives to PowerPoint

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:42 PM

Clever way of presenting alternate presentation tools.

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The Future of User-Centric Ebooks - EContent

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The Future of User-Centric Ebooks EContent (press release) Many content experts have often complained about ebook publishers that, unfortunately, don't often take full advantage of the technology and instead simply deliver static, electronic...
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E-Books, Libraries and Democracy

E-Books, Libraries and Democracy | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
All of the Big Six publishers have, for the first time, agreed to make e-books available to public library users.

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:01 PM

Kieth Curry Lance's decade long research studies established (beyond any doubt) that a professionally staffed library is essential for student achievement. It never hurts to be shown the obvious truth (over and over again).


When will the decision makers stop the lip service and pay attention to the research? School Libraries and Librarians WORK! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:35 AM

Told you so! ;-)

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Culturally Authentic Listening Experiences

"When there is a narrator who capably voices the story with cultural authenticity, the retelling matches the story as the author intended." ~~Junko Yokota


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Bloxp, the blog to ebook exporter

Bloxp, the blog to ebook  exporter | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it
Use Bloxp to export any blog and turn it into a downloadable ebook! Save your favorite blog as a unique, readable file.
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5 Free Web 2.0 Brainstorming Tools

5 Free Web 2.0 Brainstorming Tools | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

Call it brainstorming, concept mapping or mindmapping, collecting and organizing thoughts using web 2.0 is a snap. Let’s take a peek at several free options.


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SLRE's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:54 AM

Overzicht (Engelstalig) van een 5-tal gratis mindmaphulpmiddelen.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, February 15, 2013 8:20 PM

It seems that laying out a graphic organizer for specific topics should be obvious. The resources listed here will get you started. They also present the opportunity for a teacher to draw on their features to have learners create their own mind maps.

Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:33 AM

A great basic list. You need to look at the comments to get more brainstorming tools

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100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school)

100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school) | Linking Libraries, Literacy & Learning | Scoop.it

To start with...

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology.

3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.

4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Library Services in the Digital Age

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The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits.

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Sara Kelly Johns's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:39 AM

Jan. 2012 Pew report

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Introducing the Book as iPad App

Slides for ALA webinar, March 1, 2013.
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