Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students July 31, 2015 Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, outlining, drafting and writing stories. Some of these apps are featured here for the first time but for more options on digital storytelling apps check out this page. 1- The Brainstormer
Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students Creating and sharing digital stories is a great way to engage students in a wide variety of literacy-related activities in class. To this end, we curated for you this collection of some of our favourite apps to engage elementary students in digital storytelling tasks. The apps are simple and easy to use and provide learners with various materials and tools to help them create and enjoy what they create. As always, share with us your feedback in our Facebook page. For more apps for elementary students, check out this page.
Spraktrollet - Grammar Search this site Grammar Links to sites with various grammar exercises. inklewriter - Getting Started Getting started It couldn’t be easier to start writing. When you first launch the inklewriter website, writer.inklestudios.com, you’ll be offered the option of taking the tutorial, or starting a new story. If you click new you can get writing straight away.
English Archives The Monkey and the Crocodile Language: English/Hindi Origin: India Once upon a time a monkey lived in a tree by a river. The monkey was alone as he had no friends or family, but he was happy and content. Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees. Note: you won’t find “instagrammable” in the dictionary
Web Tools for Teachers: Digital Storytelling There are a lot of great digital storytelling tools on the web. The tools below are free, easy to use, and they do what they say they will do: Animoto– Educators can apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom. Its powerful features can be used to create stunning presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text. What’s a smartphone made of? - Kim Preshoff While recycling electronic waste, also known as recycling e-waste, is the right thing to do, it still has repercussions on the people who are working to provide the service. This article explains a bit about some of those issues: E-Waste Offers an Economic Opportunity as Well as Toxicity. Curious about what exactly is in your smartphone? The Secret Life of a Smart Phone from the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States is a great resource! Take a look to learn more. This United Nations released a publication that addresses the problems associated with poorer nations being saddled with e-waste recycling and the hazards that result: United Nations System-wide Response to Tackling E-waste.