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9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work Written by Mark Brumley Publish and Share Student Work Publishing educational technology enhanced content online, in eye-catching formats, is easier than ever. Two Publishing Categories Online content publishing (leaving out the massive blogging category) falls into two broad categories. Yudu Yudu lets you upload all sorts of content including Word documents and PDF’s. Flipsnack Flipsnack is very similar to Yudu and is extremely easy to use. Issuu Issuu (pronounced “issue”) is another option to upload almost any document format and transform it into a virtual flipping book. Tikatok Tikatok is aimed at younger students and is a wonderful tool for story creation. Mixbook Mixbook is very similar to Tikatok but features some sophisticated editing tools perfect for middle or high school students. Epubbud Epubbud allows you to convert and existing document into an e-book or create the book on the site itself. Lulu Lulu is like a combination of Epubbud and Mixbook. What other sites do you use?
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Self-Publishing and the Decline of Literary Standards By Autumn ThatcherGuest Blog PostAutumn’s Blog A few weeks ago, I sat down for tea with a local musician I was interviewing for the Salt Lake Tribune. Ironically, we began our conversation by discussing writing rather than music. “Did you read that article about that 29-year-old author who is a millionaire now from publishing her own books?” my musical companion asked me, her eyebrows arched, her eyes wide and staring at me incredulously. I dropped my tape recorder in shock. My interviewee proceeded to fill me in on Amanda Hocking, a young author who indeed made millions off of self-publishing her novels on Kindle. Why do writers self-publish? I could not admit to my friend that I was secretly pondering the credibility of Amanda Hocking—and any other self-published author for that matter—because I worried that I would sound like a book snob. A once repeatedly rejected writer, Hocking became an internet sensation and a visionary for the do-it-yourselfers around the world. Ironically, Dr.
Subtext – Engage Readers and Deepen Understanding The next session I am attending is about Subtext, a tool I have been wanting to learn and explore. Check out their presentation materials here. “Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.” Subtext allows students to engage deeper with reading material both individually as well as collaboratively. Subtext does work with Google Apps for Education! Subtext allows you to personalize your reading experiences in the same way we see with other tools (change font size, highlight and tag, use a dictionary) but it also allows broader application – access your Google Docs, Search Google and copy to your Drive, etc. There are different ways to use subtext: Professional DevelopmentWhole School ReadsAccess Material Across CurriculumSupporting the Common CoreClose Reading
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