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Step-by-Step: How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog. Previously, I have published the following posts about creating eBooks: More and more classrooms are wanting to take their already created content and turn it into an eBook to share with parents, grandparents and the community who own eReaders. Here are some possible ideas to create content: Any Unit of StudyBook Report AnthologyPoem AnthologyVisual Quotes CollectionCreate your own TextbookEssay Collection about a Specific TopicDrawing/Painting CollectionPortfolio So, how do you create a collaborative CLASSROOM eBook? Here is our Step-by-Step procedure (we are using the BookCreator app). 1. To get images into the gallery, students can: search for public domain or creative commons images on the web (via Safari) and save the image to the iPad Photo Gallery by holding a finger for a few seconds on the image until a drop down list pops up > choose “Save Image”.

To insert an image into the BookCreator app, tap the icon on the top right of the app and choose the image from the camera roll. 4. 5. How and why to create a class wiki. What is a wiki? A wiki is a very simple webpage that can be edited by multiple users – the most famous example is Wikipedia, an encyclopaedia which is continuously written and rewritten by web users all over the world. Most wikis are on a far smaller scale and can be used to fulfil a wide range of different tasks or projects in the classroom whether your aim is to push information out to students and parents, encourage students to work collaboratively on a project – or a bit of both. Why would I want to set up a wiki?

Why wouldn’t you? Now I think one of the big things that stands in the way of many, many more people developing a class wiki is a fear of the unknown. Now I’m far from a technophobe but I have to admit that I shied away from wikis for a long time. It turns out that that simply isn’t true. You’re probably already even using wikis without realising it – I certainly was. So what can a wiki do for you? Organise information and make it easily accessible Share ideas and resources 1. Blogging in The Classroom: How to Get Started. It’s no secret that blogging is more than just a hobby. For many people around the world, it’s also a career, but could it be even more than that? What about blogging in the classroom, is that an option?

Could this practice benefit students across high school and college? In a word? Absolutely. As bloggers, we grow our knowledge and learn new things each and every day. Blogging stretches all kinds of mental muscles, and it affords limitless opportunities to expand your knowledge. It’s incredible how much potential blogging has as a tool for education, so teachers, let’s find out how to get this into your classrooms.

Here’s what we’ll discuss today: Ways to bring blogging into your classroom and daily lesson plansThe litany of benefits blogging brings to educationDeciding the purpose and goals of your blogSetting up your classroom’s blogEasy ways to promote and grow your classroom blog 1. Check out some sample blogs here. From here, the blog becomes an amazing tool that has no limit: 2. 3. 1. How To Use Blogs In the Classroom - eLearning Industry. With the inception of Common Core standards and The No Child Left Behind Act, all educators require teaching literacy across the curriculum.

Getting kids to write, especially the weaker writers, can be a challenge in itself but getting kids to write about math can be even more challenging – unless you use blogging as your literacy tactic. Blog writing is informal, unlike academic writing, which may be intimidating to some, if not all, of your students. Blog writing takes the pressure off of writing and gives your students a voice in a safe environment, even if you or your students stepping out of your comfort zone. What is a Blog? Blog is short for web log. Blogs are written on all kinds of topics from A to Z. How can Teachers and Students use Blogs? This YouTube video from Palm Breeze Cafe gives an overview of a blog’s place in the educational process. In order to watch this video you need to have advertising cookies enabled. The Top 3 Blogging Platforms For Teachers Homebase.

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom. This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge. If you have an interest in contributing, please fill out this form. Screencasting is one of the most dynamic tools educators can use to transform their classroom in a dramatic fashion without investing a tremendous amount of time learning a new software piece or app. While most teachers are excited to use a “new” technology their frustration grows when there is a significant learning curve involved and little time or support available to learn what is necessary.

The tools available to create screencasts are easy to use and can be quickly implemented by both teachers and students. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting. 1. The idea of creating live screencasts during class was born out of necessity when a student was absent for an extended time for a medical issue. 2. 3. 4. 5. Screencastomatic. iBooks Author: The Complete Beginner's Guide. Guide to using Digital Interactive Notebooks - Teaching on Less. Digital Interactive Notebooks are quickly taking over the world. (Que Evil Laugh) Mahahahahaha. Use this guide to help when using digital interactive notebooks in the classroom. This blog post will teach you the basics of digital interactive notebooks and help you navigate your way into a technology filled learning experience.

Get started using digital interactive notebooks in your classroom today and keep reading for a sneak peek into the world of digital interactive notebooks. In this guide you will learn How to get started with using Digital Interactive Notebooks.How to engage your students with Digital Interactive Notebooks.What research says about Digital Interactive Notebooks.How to increase student achievement.How to make students feel like they aren’t even learning.How to be the coolest teacher in the school. Knowledge is Power Researching digital interactive notebooks in the classroom is step 1. Step 1 : Go Google. Step 2 : Breathe. Step 3 : Practice. The Basics Think Digital. How to use Padlet. Teacher Tutorials - Moodle - 21st Cent Teaching & Learning. Education | KQED. Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool?

Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ideas has become commonplace. Our students’ needs have shifted and they require digital citizenship skills. We’ve seen all sorts of creative use cases, but here are the most common forms: Teachers and students use Twitter for communication and conversation so they can keep the in-class discussion going after class! Twitter is a great way to add context to content especially when students need to study a topic and find experts in the field and ask them questions on Twitter! Below, you will find some great resources for your school community to help jump into using social media, specifically Twitter, as a learning tool. Click on a link below to access a resource: As you know, being a teacher means you’re uniquely positioned to provide valuable guidance and insight to your students around areas related to online safety and digital citizenship. Haikulearning.