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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator app. Technology Coach Chris Loat shares his ideas on how Book Creator can be used effectively in the classroom. Chris Loat has taught for 16 years between grades 2-7, and recently moved to the district board office in Richmond, Canada, as a teacher consultant for the integration of technology. Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom. 1. ‘How to…’ books Kirsten Wallace at Steves Elementary first taught a series of lessons on procedural writing to her grade 5 class.

Each student wrote about this topic and explained the process with text, photos, audio recordings, and video. The next assignment was to explain the steps to their Science experiment for the annual district Science Jam event. 2. Sentence starters 3. 4. 7 Essential iPad Apps for Designers. Posted by Galia Sivan on 08/18/2012 in Graphics, Tools, Web Design | ∞ People with smartphones have a hard time remembering their lives before they could answer an email at 2 a.m, in a party, without breaking a sweat.

The same can be said for those who have grown to cherish their tablets: They quickly find that not only does it change their leisure hours, but it can also facilitate their working hours. There are many, many apps out there created to make a designer’s life easier. Here are some great ones to start with. SketchBook Pro A professional-grade paint and drawing application, which Wired magazine called a “drop-dead gorgeous app for digital artists [which] packs a rich feature set into a surprisingly intuitive interface”. iFontMaker With this app, created exclusively for the iPad, you can create your own fonts in minutes. Palettes Pro This app lets you create and maintain color palettes.

iDraw Adobe Photoshop Touch Adobe Ideas iMockups. Keynote: Create Stunning Presentations on the Move. Quite a while ago we did an article on Pages for the iPad and now we’re going to be taking a look at another program from the iWork suite — Keynote. Making high quality presentations are now a large part of many people’s lives, be it for work or school, and most of us will have had some experience that has required us to create and deliver a presentation. As a fan of Keynote on the Mac, I was eager to try out Keynote for the iPad and needless to say, it doesn’t disappoint. Read on for a more in-depth look at Keynote for iPad. Getting Started As with all iPad apps, downloading from the App Store is simple (Keynote costs $9.99, by the way), and within seconds you’ll have the app waiting for you on your home screen.

Once you’ve opened Keynote, you’ll be greeted with a few slides that introduce you using Keynote on your iPad, as well as allowing you to set up Keynote with iCloud so you can sync your presentations across all of your Apple devices. Getting started with Keynote is easy. Add Interactive Elements to Videos With TouchCast. This is guest post from ETT Summit presenter Sabba Quidwai (@askmsq) first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. is an advertiser on this blog. At the top of my list these days is an app called TouchCast. How many times have you watched a video where they point out a great resource only to say that you’ll come back to it later and never do? Or, have you ever shared a great resource and wanted to provide a variety of links for someone to choose from to extend their knowledge? It’s happened to me lots of times, and either I forget the links, or get distracted with something else whilst switching from one app to the other.

TouchCast lets users record a short video and then overlay widgets called vApps. Outlining your TouchCast and having all your vApps lined up will definitely make the process smoother and allow for a more flawless finished product. At first glance, you’ll immediately think of the power this tool has for the flipped classroom. How to Combine Tellagami Clips in iMovie.