Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Creating Digital Books that Help Others. Digital Storytelling Tips, Apps, & Resources. Digital Notetaking to Ignite Their Minds. Teaching with Comics! Tools & Apps. Creating & Learning with Digital Books. Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!
During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. My artistic abilities didn’t matter to the kids who were just excited to have someone spend time with them. Our learners have the power to greatly impact others with their creations. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. 20+ Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy. Shelly Terrell Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT.
She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. Once Upon a Device: 20 Reading Activities & Apps. Shelly Terrell Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT.
She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats.
Inspiring Reading on Mobile Devices. Inspiring Reading With Mobile Devices. How To Use Storypanda In The Classroom: Lesson Plans. August 30, 2013 – 10:07 pm When talking to teachers about using apps in the classroom the most common feedback we get is that they want to use them, but aren’t exactly sure how.
As more and more apps come out with different educational benefits we realized that to be truly educational we need to help teachers use these tools effectively. That’s why we’ve created the following lesson plans for you with the help of teachers eager to use iPads in the classroom (thanks!). 1. Class Project Using this Todd Parr classic students create their own pages and combine them to make a class story. 2. Students will learn the value of including everyone in group activities with Paul The Imaginary. Visuals Work - Apps. Is a FREE interactive “cause and effect” app ( available at iTunes ) that is designed to support the development of early literacy skills and the comprehension of descriptive concepts such as number, size, and color in a fun and entertaining way.
Each time a user makes a selection from one of the three descriptive choice menus, Fireworks 123 provides immediate feedback by showing a clear visual representation of the choice made. a firework show to watch a fun and dynamic visual display designed to further reinforce comprehension. Primary series to help reading at all levels. Collins Big Cat: My Bike Ride Story Creator. S Books : APPs. A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction. By Maria Popova The past has a long history of imagining the future, and humanity has an equally long history of mapping time.
Several months ago, I shared a link to a timeline of future events as predicted by famous novels. Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi saw it on Twitter and was inspired to create an ambitious visual version for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, with her design team at Accurat.
Giorgia was recently visiting and after she shared the story, I asked her to create an English edition of the exquisite timeline exclusively for Brain Pickings, which she generously did: (Click image for hi-res version) Piccolo Picture Books USA. ePub Bud - Publish, Convert, Store, and Download free children's ebooks online for the iPad and nook color! Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read. 6 Interactive Storytelling Apps For Younger Students. Getting younger students to tell stories can promote a variety of different language arts skills in a way that is a lot more fun than doing grammar drills.
From learning the parts of speech and sentence and paragraph structure to vocabulary, there is a lot of hidden teaching material in storytelling, which interactive storytelling apps can enhance. Since we all know that kids LOVE to tell stories (check out this blog post by a teacher who had to limit how many stories each student could tell per day), there is a lot of potential in this activity. Bringing in digital tools can make the process even more robust.
Check out the web tools and apps that we’ve explored below for a few options that might be useful in your classroom. Great New Reading Apps For Learning Disabled. By Lory | April 27, 2011 | 1 comment It’s been known for some time now, especially after iTunes included a special education category on the featured page, that the iPad helps kids with learning disabilities and other special needs.
The touch tablet technology has opened the door to many possibilities for doctors, scientists, teachers and parents. New developments are coming out all of the time that help special needs kids and their parents on their journey together. Many apps that help special needs kids focus on learning disabilities. Blio for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.
MeeGenius! Kids' Books - The Read-Along Educational App for Children, Parents and Teachers. Education App Reviews. The Wizard Of Oz - An Interactive Children's Story Book HD. Story Wheel Lite. FlyingBooks Kid's Book Store. Bunsella Bedtimes Story for iPhone. Story Wheel. Toontastic - Play, Create, Learn on the iPad!
20+ Apps to Support the Digital Storytelling Process. Starring You StoryBooks. Ipadio. Anomaly Ultimate Augmented Reality. Anomaly: Interactive Graphic Novel for iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular on the iTunes App Store. 'Anomaly' graphic novel with iPad AR app. Six Dazzling Graphic Novel Apps: Reinvented For The iPad. Forget streaming and multi-touch.
I say the iPad is best used to appreciate the scratches of a pen. Storypanda Books - Read, Create, Share Kids Stories. Twilight, The Graphic Novel, Lite, Volume 1. The best iPad comic book apps and graphic novel apps. You've come to the right place!
Here's a continuously updating list of the best iPad comics, graphic novel iPad apps, and iPad comic book readers available in the App Store right now. Keep in mind, some of these are comic book readers and serve as platforms housing many different titles, such as the Marvel Comics iPad app or the IDW Comics app. Marvel Comics. Boys Value Reading More with Ereaders. Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an ereader, according to a study by researchers in Texas.
Classroom time spent using ereaders produced a positive attitude in boys in reading improvement classes at an urban middle school. However, the researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas found the opposite result in girls. Fireworks 123 on the App Store.