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A Great Presentation On The Use of iPad for Digital Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Presentation On The Use of iPad for Digital Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"The presentation below is created by Karen Bosh who is a K - 8 Technology Instructor. Karen provided some key ideas and app suggestions for teachers on how to use iPad for digital storytelling. Some of the apps she suggested are not free. She has also corroborated her ideas with a set of students  project examples involving the use of iPad for digital storytelling. The presentation is a little bit long ( contains 129 slides) but is really worth your time. Have a look and share with your colleagues."


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Bouchut's curator insight, January 12, 3:19 PM

Plusieurs applications indiquees pour créer des storytelling sur Ipad

Donna shoesmith's curator insight, January 16, 3:49 AM

I know many of you are considering how to use tablets within the classroom - some interesting suggestions here - with links to apps, some of which are free.  Have a look and see what you think!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, January 16, 7:29 AM

Fellow ADE Karen Bosch, @KarlyB on Twitter, knows her digital storytelling stuff!

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall ~ brain pickings

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall ~ brain pickings | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova


"I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. After such reverse-resolution reading lists for the best children’s books, art, design, and photography books, science books, philosophy and psychology books, best biographies, memoirs, and history books, here comes the annual wholly subjective selection of the fourteen most rewarding books of 2014 overall, in no particular order. (See last year’s selections here.)"

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Writing for a purpose with the iPad and QR Codes- March 2014 Blog Post

Writing for a purpose with the iPad and QR Codes- March 2014 Blog Post | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Last week during World Book Day, my school had a Dr Seuss themed week. As I teach each class ICT during the one day, I decided to develop pupils awareness of their audience during a short book review activity. I told the pupils that not only would their class teacher be reading their book reviews but the rest of the school and parents would be listening to them. After a few blank faces glared back at me, I explained that their reviews had to be recorded into their iPads and could not be longer than 30 seconds. We used Croak It app to record the reviews (it limits the recordings to 30 seconds) and then shares that recording as a web-link. These links were then put into the QR code creator app, printed and put with the front covers of the books. If you want to record longer than 30 seconds and have images displayed while you listen to them then you could use Shadow Puppets which also creates a web-link or AudioBoo which makes a QR code for you. If you want pupils to attach a GarageBand song to a QR code then you can save the song into something like box.com app using the open in tool and create a web link from there. 
We then displayed the finished front covers around the school, in the weekly newsletter and library.


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Vera Weber's curator insight, April 28, 2:06 PM

This is a great activity to try with our elementary.  Our schools do a whole Dr. Suess unit during February's I Love to Read month.  This will be a nice addition.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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He huarahi pai mō ngā kaituhi whakamā pea? Hopukina te pūrongo ā waha kātahi ka huri hei QR.

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

"Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle."

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Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers

Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Judith Morais's curator insight, January 24, 8:06 PM

While I never use rubrics found online wholesale, they certainly give good ideas for creating units and our own rubrics.

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, February 2, 7:54 AM

Useful!

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Anita Pandey Presentation - Getting to the CORE

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"Anita Pandey, author of the book Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators, presents "Getting to the CORE: Best Practices for Language, Literacy, & Content Mastery."

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading ~ Edutopia

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading ~ Edutopia | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Todd Finley


"Rather than intimidating...readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game."


Jim Lerman's insight: Although written for elementary teachers, this piece has wide applicability in secondary classrooms as well.

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The Digital Learning Wheel

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Ring of Technologies is a beautiful visual wheel that displays a host of learning goals together with some examples of web tools to achieve them. To me this work (created and shared by UAF eLearning Faculty Resources) represents the core of digitally-based learning. It also chimes in with what we have said about purposeful use of technology in instruction. Having clear goals about what you want to target in your teaching using technology will definitely help your learners make the best of that technology.

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The Close Reading of Poetry | A Practical Introduction and Guide to Explication

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"This handy guide from University of Victoria English professors G. Kim Blank and Magdalena Kay, provides a well-composed and insightful rubric for reading poetry. While the introduction points out that there is no single way to read a poem, the rest of the entry provides some important tips. For instance, when interpreting, it's important to continually reference the poem as it stands. The authors expound on ten themes: Title, Key Words & Tone, Word Order, Figurative Language: Imagery, Sound: Rhythm & Rhyme, Speaker & Voice, Time & Setting, Symbol, Form, and Ideas & Theme. The site is especially suited for late high school and early college students, but it can also help clarify the interpretation of poetry for anyone who loves to read."

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Expository essay topics for high school ~ In Our Write Minds

Expository essay topics for high school ~ In Our Write Minds | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Kim Kautzer


"INFORMATIVE essays give teens a chance to thoroughly research, understand, and communicate a topic of interest. Let your high schooler choose one of these expository essay prompts, and encourage them to use their best writing organization skills!"

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6 compare and contrast essay topics - In Our Write Minds

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by Kim Kautzer


"COMPARE AND CONTRAST essays don’t have to be dull and tedious! Your high school students will be sure to enjoy a few of this week’s lighthearted topics.


"Help teens stay focused with a four-paragraph outline: introduction, similarities, differences, and conclusion. Motivated writers may need two paragraphs for the comparisons or two paragraphs for the contrasts, and that’s fine, too!"

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Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies

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by John McCarthy


"A teacher taught a lesson on telling a Six-Word Story. There are websites that provide examples of this writing style. On the surface, the task appears simple, but it's quite challenging when you dig into it. The students seemed intrigued by the idea of composing these stories, until the teacher said with enthusiasm, "Let's get writing."

"One student immediately asked questions that the teacher grappled to answer. Two boys stared at their blank page. Presuming positive intent, I asked the boys if they were thinking about ideas to write. They shrugged as if to say, "I have no idea what to write." I gave them a pep talk followed by doing a Fastwrite/Freewrite protocol (see below), which helps writers find their focus and explore ideas. Once written, the boys found it easier to uncover their six-word story's first draft."


Jim Lerman's insight: Excellent post with numerous specific strategies and links.

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A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Google Keep - EdTech & MLearning

A Wonderful Note Taking App from Google ~ Google Keep - EdTech & MLearning | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Google Keep is an excellent tool to use for creating digital sticky notes. You can use both text and images to capture and share your notes.  You can also use it   to create to-do lists and bookmark content from the web.It has an intuitive and user friendly interface that makes it way simpler to navigate and control than is the case with several other note-taking apps out there.

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Writing suggestions for visual learners with need for writing output adaptations.PDF


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 2, 2013 5:44 PM

Useful and practical ideas for students who struggle with writing output.  

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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

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Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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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 | Scriveners' Trappings | 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??
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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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Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014

Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014 | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Little College Guidance: 500 High School Students Per Counselor ~ NY Times

Little College Guidance: 500 High School Students Per Counselor ~ NY Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Elizabeth A. Harris


"There are different approaches to shepherding high school students to college. In some schools, like Midwood, there is a small office, separate from the guidance counselors, where a dedicated team handles applications, offers advice and writes scores, or even hundreds, of reference letters. In other schools, guidance counselors or the leaders of advisory groups guide students.

"And in some schools, there is nothing. The federal Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights said this year that one in five high schools in the country had no school counselor at all.

"When it comes time to apply to college, students who are insufficiently counseled can easily stumble into making poor decisions, especially if no one in their family has gone to college before."

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New Learning Times : Article Multimedia Matters

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by Meredith Powers


"How do you engage college students and encourage critical thinking in the classroom and beyond? A recent study examined how to integrate multimedia assignments in an introductory college course, and focused on engaging students, promoting media literacy, and advancing critical thinking. The assignments afforded students considerable creative license, and allowed them to choose their own topics, groups, and final presentation style."

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Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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A Novel Idea - App for Plotting Stories

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Get A Novel Idea on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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5 Quick Ways to Assess Kids' Writing Progress

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Is your students' writing all over the map? Here are five quick strategies to assess students' writing that are fair and will save you hours of grading time.

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Persuasive Essay Prompts: Inspire teens to develop clear opinions ~ In Our Write Minds

Persuasive Essay Prompts: Inspire teens to develop clear opinions ~ In Our Write Minds | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Kim Kautzer


"PERSUASIVE writing provides high schoolers with opportunities to articulate a main point (thesis statement) and to build supporting arguments. Use these persuasive essay prompts for research paper assignments, timed writing practice, or formal discussions with your teen.


"When choosing examples for their persuasive papers, high school students should draw from their studies, reading, and personal experience. Remember, this is excellent practice for the SAT!"

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams


"When the subject of the flipped class comes up, many educators see how it applies to academic subjects like math and science education, but don't realize that the methodology has applications in a wide array of other classes. According to a survey of 2358 teachers by the Flipped Learning Network and Sophia Learning (PDF, 1.2MB), 33 percent of those teachers who are flipping their classes are math teachers, 38 percent are science teachers, and 23 percent teach English language arts and social studies. But can you flip the other subjects? Can you flip an elementary classroom? The answer is a resounding yes.

"To flip the non-flippable classes, teachers need to ask this key question: What is the best use of my face-to-face time with students? Since every teacher has a specified amount of time with his or her students per week, we must consider how to maximize that class time. The answer to this question will be vastly different for an elementary teacher compared to a middle school PE teacher compared to a high school English teacher. Though there is no one way to answer this question, there is a "wrong" answer: information dissemination. Lower-level cognitive information should be moved out of the group space and into the individual space where students can consume data at their own pace and interact with the content in a manner that meets their individual needs. And as teachers answer this question, their class will be transformed into a center of learning where students are applying, analyzing, and creating content, rather than simply acquiring information."

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:10 PM

This article and video help instructors figure out how to best "flip" their course, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Any flippers out there care to share their experiences?

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4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers ~ teachthought

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers ~ teachthought | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Kenny Mckee


"It’s no secret that state and national assessments continue to indicate that boys lag behind girls in the area of reading.

"The gap tends to grow larger as students enter adolescence. It’s also no secret that many teenage boys dislike reading — in class or at home. Just ask a high school teacher…or a teenage boy. While it’s not true that all teenage boys dislike reading, there is a growing trend of many becoming unmotivated readers. Obviously, students who are resistant to reading are unlikely to get better at it. Here are four ideas for motivating adolescent male readers."

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Creative Writing App Smash - Learn Moore

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Earlier this month I decided to participate in the Thinglink App Smash Challenge, facilitated by Susan Oxnevad. The goal is to use ThingLink as a presentation tool to demonstrate how to combine the functionality of two or more apps to create, publish and share content. It was more difficult than I thought because I had a hard time narrowing down which apps I wanted to use in my submission. I finally decided on Book Creator because of its cross-curricular nature, and its ability to include various types of media. Here is the flow of the lesson:

Students choose a scene maker app to create an original visual writing prompt
Students upload their image to Book Creator
Add original composition using the text feature
Add narration by recording
Publish final project as e Book or movie

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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, November 28, 2:48 PM

Empowering students comprehension through their active creation!( not Consuming the teacher's creation)

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 5, 8:46 AM

Re-scooped from John Evans' page and well worth it! Great ideas that can immediately be used with students!