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<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-38776" alt="ipad book creation" src="http://www.edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ipad-books-620x348.jpg" width="620" height="348"/> Want to self-publish a novel? Get your classroom materials into the hands of others?
Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates and/or follow me on Twitter . Info on how to contact me is on the About page. Thanks for visiting! I was lucky enough to be invited to deliver some training at the International School of Geneva this week. One of the Keynote speakers was Steve Crossan, Head of the Google Cultural Institute who was talking about some of their recent developments.
This afternoon someone emailed me asking for some suggestions for tools for creating book trailer videos. It has been two years since I last wrote about the topic so I created a new list of tools for creating book trailers. 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. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers .
It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.
Last month the popular iPad app Flipboard added a great feature that allows everyone to curate their own digital magazines. Today, Flipboard made that option available on Android as well in web browsers on your computer. Flipboard Editor allows you to create and curate digital magazines through your web browser. Those magazines can be shared or kept private. The magazines you create can be read on iPad, Android, or on your laptop. Learn more about Flipboard Editor in the video below.
Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker is a free tool for crafting videos that incorporate images, remixed video clips, links, and social feeds. It can take some time to get the hang of all of the features of Popcorn Maker, but it is a powerful tool. Kevin Hodgson , whose blog is one of the ten I read first , recently published a nice screencast that walks you through the process of using Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker . The screencast is embedded below.
The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea.
Where do you go to find free images you can use for your library marketing, for your patrons to use and more? It can be a challenge if you don’t know where to look. Here are some great places.
Capture anything on your screen with the ultimate screen capture tool.
Popular for a few years now, in a nutshell PortableApps.com allows you to take your favorite applications and download them to your USB (2.0 and 3.0) or cloud drive, so that you can access them on any PC. While this isn’t a brand-new resource, many educators have yet to give them a try. And in public districts with brutal IT policies, they can be a savior.