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Why I use Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog

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Great insight inotApple Distinguished Educator Cormac Cahill tells us why he uses Book Creator to create ebooks in his classroom and the amazing effect it has on his students

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Great insight into the uses of Book Creator in the classroom.

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Dr. Steven Katz What makes a PLC Effective? - YouTube

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Some good insights on how the collaborative nature of Popplet and Book Creator can have a detrimental effect on learning.

 

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Why I use Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog

Why I use Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog | Developing Student Cognition through Digital Tools | Scoop.it

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Great insight into the uses of Book Creator in the classroom.

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Kids Teaching Kids with Book Creator

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"Knowledge exists to be imparted.-Ralph Waldo Emerson"

 

"For a short time, I considered that it was highly possible I had lost my mind.  I was going to teach my kids how to use Book Creator on a Friday. Not only that, they were going to teach another kindergarten class how to use it later in the day.  Simmer down…my sanity is still intact.  I worried needlessly.  My iPad proficient five year olds created a 4 page book on Penguins in less than an hour.  They illustrated their pictures in Doodle Buddy, saved them to the camera roll, imported them into Book Creator, typed their text and exported the book to their iBooks app in the morning.  I demonstrated how to do this on the SmartBoard prior to their starting on their own."


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Great integration of apps into learning.
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Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting - iPad Apps for Schools

Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting - iPad Apps for Schools | Developing Student Cognition through Digital Tools | Scoop.it

"The very popular iPad app Book Creator recently received a couple of updates of note. The first update was a new look for iOS 7 users. iOS 6 users will be happy to see that even though the app has been updated, it will still work the same way on their devices. The more important update to Book Creator is the addition of support for handwriting and free-hand drawing in your books."

 


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Trisha Collins's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:43 PM

Book Creator allows anyone to create their own books using images, text, videos, free-hand drawings, handwriting, and audio recordings. You can arrange your book in three different formats; portrait, square, or landscape. Each page in your book can include pictures and videos from your iPad’s camera roll and or from your iTunes library. In addition to the pictures and videos you can include as much as text as you can fit on each page. In fact, if you just want to have text on a page you can do that. If you would like to narrate your book you can tap the record button to add your voice to each page of your book. Every page in your book can have a custom color scheme. the only downside to this app is that it costs money!

janebeck's curator insight, May 15, 2016 10:21 AM

I can see this being a really useful tool to allow students to develop as storytellers, and to collate and organise information and imagery into a meaningful whole.  Perhaps a digital portfolio to describe the art, music or drama student's journey in investigation and processes?  

Greg Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 3, 2016 8:24 AM
This could be great for students to create stories and then share them with their friends and wider learning community. Great for getting students to write Chinese characters with their hands even though they are using a computer. 
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The power and the danger of online crowds

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James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.
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James Surowiecki argues that people, when we act en masse, are smarter than we think. 

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iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 2 – Writing

iPads can’t improve learning without good teaching Pt 2 – Writing | Developing Student Cognition through Digital Tools | Scoop.it
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Digital Literacy - YouTube

Assessing your digital literacy
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Some good points explaining Belshaw's categories.

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Learning About Penguins with Science Apps

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"This week on of the Wonderopolis wonders of the day was about Penguins. If you are not familiar with this great site read more about it HERE. The question was “Why Can’t Penguins Fly?” Instead of watching the video and reading the facts I instead decided to let the class predict and then investigate first. We had been learning about birds only a few days earlier so the topic was a perfect fit.

 

The first thing we did was make a list of reasons why the penguins can’t fly using the Popplet app"


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Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications

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The inclusion of new and emerging technologies in the education sector has been a topic of interest to researchers, educators, and software developers alike in recent years. Utilizing the proper tools in a classroom setting is a critical factor in student success. Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications explores the use of hand-held mobile devices in primary and secondary classrooms to assist in learning, sharing, and communication among students and teachers. With cutting-edge research on pedagogy, practice, and new initiatives for mobile learning devices and applications, this advanced reference source provides educators, technology coordinators, administrators, and other faculty with the resources needed to effectively implement mobile applications in their classrooms.
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Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING | Developing Student Cognition through Digital Tools | Scoop.it
Book Creator is one of the most popular apps being used in schools for one simple reason. It makes writing and building a book fun. The app for both iPad and Android tablets allows students to add text, images, video, music and narration to create books that are rich in media, interaction and that can be easily published to both Apple’s iBooks Store or Google Play Books.

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CAN SOCIAL NETWORKS AND E-PORTFOLIO BE USED TOGETHER FO ENHANCING LEARNING EFFECTS AND ATTITUDES?

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Welcome - FolioSpaces

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Mahara is an open source ePortfolio and social networking web application.
It provides users with tools to create and maintain a digital portfolio of their learning and social networking features to allow users to interact with each other.

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The Performative Pull of Research with New Media | Hughes | International Journal of Qualitative Methods

The Performative Pull of Research with New Media
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This article is interesting as it mentions how the use of new media leads to new cognitive functions.
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Book Creator brings out the genius in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator brings out the genius in the classroom - Book Creator app | Blog | Developing Student Cognition through Digital Tools | Scoop.it
Juliet Revell explored the concept of 'Genius' with her class, and they showed theirs by creating ebooks on their iPads!

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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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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 2015 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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Uses for Popplet

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Nice graphic showing how Popplet can be used in the classroom to promote cognition.

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The Role of Brainstorming to improve student writing.

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The paper supports my view that the brainstorming aspects of Popplet can lead to improved writing.

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Doug Belshaw's Phd dissertation

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Look for some definition of cognition, communication anf construction.

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Learning and Teaching with iPads: Brainstorming in the iPad classroom

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"While there is nothing new about utilising technology to brainstorm, using the iPad has added benefits. 

The touch interface, excellent visuals and portability of the iPad can make it easier and simpler to encourage students to generate new ideas, organize their known knowledge about a topic and make connections with ideas and the written word.

There are lots of great brainstorming/mindmapping Apps available, but one that we have found useful at all school levels is Popplet."


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Popplet the Primary Presentation tool

Popplet the Primary Presentation tool | Developing Student Cognition through Digital Tools | Scoop.it

... Popplet can also be used as an alternative to Powerpoint in delivering presentations, well suited to the needs of a primary school


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Ajda Osifo's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:28 AM

Any level and any topic is suitable for the use of this app.

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THE SOCIAL EPORTFOLIO INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDI AND MODELS OF LEARNING IN ACADEMIC EPORTFOLIOS

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From a social digital identity to an academic digital identity: Introducing ePortfolios in English language enhancement courses | Hiradhar | Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue c...

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The Dialogic Potential of ePortfolios: Formative Feedback and Communities of Learning Within a Personal Learning Environment

Paper by Ester Ehiyazaryan-White

 

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This paper reports on the findings of a study into the use of ePortfolios as personal learning
environments (PLE) by a group of students pursuing Master’s degrees in Education. The qualitative study explores the potential of the ePortfolio to support learners in engaging in formative peer andtutor feedback as well as in developing a learning community. Within this study, the ePortfolio is presented as an alternative to the discussion forums based in the institutional virtual learning environment (VLE), as it combines the individual, reflective benefits of the PLE with the communal, social benefits offered via the discussion forums. Data were collected of the interactional content that students created through the ePortfolio (blog posts and responses to others’ posts) as well as through a focus group interview with the participating students that explored the learners’ perceptions of the ePortfolio as a support mechanism for their study on a specific module. The findings of the study indicate that while in many ways learners’ online interactions through the ePortfolio were similar to those described in VLE discussion forums, there were several key advantages to positioning this dialogue within a PLE, including encouraging deep rather than surface approaches to learning and providing the opportunity to construct a personal and re-traceable narrative of the individual’s learning journey.

 

 

http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP64.pdf


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:09 AM

Estoy de acuerdo...con mis estudiantes ha funcionado muy bien.