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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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Google Draw Bookmark Template

Google Draw Bookmark Template | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
This is not earth shattering, I resized the canvas in Google Draw: http://goo.gl/H6nqlO. After opening the blank template go to the File menu and make a copy. Either you can make bookmarks for stud...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:51 PM

A project for my aides, as I have finally run out of Scholastic book fair flyers to cut up as bookmarks.  (Hey, they were colorful and popular and would have made the trash can very heavy for the custodian if I threw them out!)

Carissa Cotta's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:45 PM

This will be handy since I need new bookmarks!

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 23, 3:53 PM

I'm thinking of a book display..."Your Brain on Fiction"

LaDawna Harrington's curator insight, January 24, 12:54 PM

Educators need to consider this article in light of common core and the push for informational texts. We CANNOT give up good fiction.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues. :


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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 4, 6:12 PM

As always, useful information fromJulie Greller!

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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...

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PCGS_rEDUcation's curator insight, March 22, 5:09 AM

Una presentación muy sencilla con los puntos más importantes a recordar a la hora de preparar e implementar una presentación

Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, March 25, 6:51 AM

Muy buen resumen de las cosas que hay que tener en cuenta a hora de hacer una presentación efectiva, para un auditorio sin ojos cerrados ni bostezos!

Kamian's curator insight, April 9, 10:24 AM

Documento recomendado para hacer presentaciones decentes (Muy buenos tips).

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Easy Solutions for Tech Stuff

Easy Solutions for Tech Stuff | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
freebie: ios7 iphone5 lock screen wallpapers | HG Designs

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treasured patterns's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:37 AM

freebie: ios7 iphone5 lock screen wallpapers | HG Designs

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Your Guide To iOS7

Your Guide To iOS7 | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

The new version of iOS marks a notable improvement over the last in terms of aesthetics and features, and this guide should get you up to speed with the changes and additions to what Apple calls the world’s most powerful mobile OS.


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Guilherme Pompeo's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:57 PM

quite detailed and explanatory!

robyns tut's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:03 AM

With the newly released ios7, this is a helpful guide to all Iphone owners, especially those who are not very techincally-savy. It even gives you step by step instructions on how to install it. 

 

- Sara Steiniger

G Coleman's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:08 AM

Look forward to the new bells and whistles.

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Creating a reading community - Goodreads

Creating a reading community - Goodreads | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Encouraging young people to read has never been harder - on the one hand. Recess and lunchtimes at our school attest to a full-to-bursting library, but on closer inspection our boys are socialising...

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Goodreads

Goodreads | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
This wonderful resources is exceptional for teachers to be able to make recommendations to students based on genre, reading level and interests. Students are able to create a digital bookshelf of...

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Using Goodreads.com in the English Classroom

Using Goodreads.com in the English Classroom | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
For many years I have run a reading program in my English Language Arts classroom. Students know that every class begins with them coming into to class and reading for 10 minutes or so silently bef...

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PDFCool PDF Editor Freeware - Edit PDF easily and freely

PDFCool PDF Editor Freeware - Edit PDF easily and freely | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Unlike other documents, PDF document is like a snapshot of your source document. You may be tired of finding ways to edit it. With PDFCool, the user can double-click a sentence to edit it, or drag an area and then use the Text Editor tool to edit them.

 


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Omoscowonder's comment, May 2, 2013 3:57 AM
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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:18 AM

Οι λειτουργίες που υποστηρίζει:

Edit PDF,Add Text,Delete Text,Page Editing,Font Setting,Word to PDF Conversion,PDF to Word Conversion, Any to PDF Conversion, Batch Conversion,Convert Webpages to PDF, Creating Graphic PDF.

 

Michele Cairns's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:36 AM

Putting this in my digital toolbox.

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Multiple Media Search

Multiple Media Search | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

I have to say that I think Spezify has just become my favourite new search engine. I think this is a really great search engine to use in class with students or to get them to use. It's really simple. It displays all results as images and it searches a wide range of multiple media sources such as video, image Twitter etc, not only text.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:41 AM

Still enjoying this great tool.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:22 AM

Promising.  

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:44 AM

I think if departments reviewed their faculty, it would become clear to them which teachers should *not* be forced into using technology in the classroom.  Questionably, if those teachers cannot teach the assigned material any longer, they may be driven to learn it in order to keep their jobs, but honestly, if teachers don't possess these traits in today's world, the only thing they should probably be driven to is a different job....

Manuela Bazen's curator insight, May 15, 2013 2:42 AM

Prachtige infographic!

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:52 AM

Got this from David W.

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues. :


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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 4, 6:12 PM

As always, useful information fromJulie Greller!

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

The Other 21st Century Skills:  Books for Kids | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 23, 3:56 PM

Great reading list here.  I love that Jackie points to Annie Murphy Paul's research on the neuroscience of fiction reading!

Amy Barr's curator insight, January 24, 9:31 AM

Book LIst included for other 21st century skills!

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5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne writes: " Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects."


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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 11:12 AM

Student-created book trailers are a big goal of mine for the upcoming school year.  And here's a more recent post of Richard's which suggests a collaborative space to collect book trailers:   http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/06/why-book-trailers-are-great.html#.U62JH_ldWSo

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 4, 7:58 AM

Great idea to share your ideas about books you have enjoyed.

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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 17, 5:32 AM

Good info-graphic on teaching:

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iOS 7: What Your Teachers and Students Need to Know

iOS 7: What Your Teachers and Students Need to Know | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
iOS7 is the biggest update to iOS since the operating system was released in 2007.  While Administrators will be most interested in the new

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Morgan Kroes's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:57 PM

I upgraded to iOS 7 and I like it. It's a lot more modern looking. Everything is fancier, and even though they took a few things away, overall I like it. It originally slowed down my phone a lot, and drained a ton of battery. But I fixed it by switching some settings, and that was my only problem with it. Overall I like iOS 7.

Margaret Kooser's curator insight, October 2, 2013 4:14 PM
iOS7 is a great improvement. Though I don't have an Iphone the friends of mine that do seem to be very pleased with there new update. Though the updates are looking more and more like Windows7 and Androids, I think it has a very creative and different quality that a lot of people do enjoy.
Jerod Garland's comment, October 16, 2013 9:42 PM
Good additional comments, Morgan!
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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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St. Joseph's Year 5 | Learning every day, sharing in every way.

St. Joseph's Year 5 | Learning every day, sharing in every way. | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Jessica Raeside's curator insight, May 19, 2013 5:09 AM

Example of class blog where 'Our Favourite Books' via Goodreads feed is being updated down left hand side of class blog.

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Using Goodreads.com in the English Classroom

Using Goodreads.com in the English Classroom | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
For many years I have run a reading program in my English Language Arts classroom. Students know that every class begins with them coming into to class and reading for 10 minutes or so silently bef...

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Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading

Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com
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Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling

Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Grab videos, pictures, text paragraphs from any source and turn them into short movies.

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Felipe Policarpo's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:46 AM

Learning how to scoop it.

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:32 PM

nice tool for learning and developing analysis skills

 

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:19 AM

Great for flipping

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Easy online dot voting

Easy online dot voting | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Leslie Buford's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:05 AM

The voting 'eggs' in the suitcase, where each needed to be programmed, are obsolete.  Students and teachers can use their web devices to quickly set up polls and other interactive feedback quickly and easily with web based options, of which this is one of the simplest.  For iPad users, check out NearPod, Socrative, or Doceri, each with its own feature ist, to see which works best for you!  It can be difficult to move from traditonal modes of presentation to building interaction into instruction, but I am trying to plan future PD courses using this type of technology.  I would love feedback from teachers and professional development specialists about what works, pitfalls to look out for, and any other resources that you may suggest.

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:17 PM

With thanks to Nic Peachey

Alessandra's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:54 PM

This looks like a nice tool to collect your students' opinions. Thanks, Nick, for sharing.