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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.
EmailShare 1136EmailShare Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment. There are three parts to the book report: A summary and personal opinionB character analysis,C creative assignment. Parts A and B are the same for everyone and resemble “traditional” book report assignments. Below you can see the list of assignments. For each of the assignments students will need to make sure that their piece of work shows that: They have read the bookThought deeply & reflected on the bookHave understood the assignment I have added all of the assignments to my iTunes U course that I am using this year. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Can you think of any other assignments? Related posts:

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21st Century Book Reports with iMovie Trailers Apple did an awesome thing when they added the trailer feature into iMovie. You can easily create a professional looking video in literally minutes. Whether you are using the Mac version (desktop/laptop) or the iPad App, there are so many ways students can use iMovie Trailers to show their learning. Here is a short list: Book Trailers Commercials Promotional Digital Storytelling Project Based Learning Science Projects Famous People The list goes on..... The iMovie app is so simple to use, and if you are also using Google Apps for Education, the Open-in Feature within Google Drive allows you to share photos and video footage between ipads or computers to promote collaboration.

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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning Back in April 2013 I delivered a workshop at the IATEFL 2013 conference in Liverpool. The topic of the workshop was 'Criteria for Evaluating Web Tools and Apps' and in the workshop I encouraged participants to share and explore their subconscious criteria for deciding which apps and web based tools they used with their students. I particularly encouraged them to think about 'authentic' apps rather than those made for learning. Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology Consultant My iPad is a bit of a mess right now. Too many apps are in need of a folder for some kind of organization. As I began that process today, I noticed that I have an abundance of apps that were designed for creative purposes. I wasn’t surprised that I had all these apps, (they are absolutely my favorite type of apps), but I was surprised at how many new ones I have added this year. So, I thought I would take some time to share the ones that mean the most to me and to group them in some kind of order that might make sense on my home screen. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the comments at the end because you can never have too many creative apps!

The School Book Report Gets an Update Note: This is a guest post from Barbara DeSantis, a K-12 Technology Integration Educator from Sayreville, NJ. Have your students use Animoto to create a book trailer! To enhance the final product, link your finished Animoto videos to the books in your classroom or school library via QR codes. The school librarian and I worked with middle school students to create book trailers. Here is an example of a trailer that a some students came up with: Final copy AF+DB Showbie 1.5.3 — Cloud Docs, VoiceOver, Loose Ends. Here at Showbie HQ we’re always working hard on that next big feature that we hope will finally complete your teaching life, or cause your students to spontaneously burst into song, or convince your principal/headmaster to give you that promotion, since you were the smart one who decided to start using Showbie in the first place. Sometimes, though, we take a step back and say “gee, there are a few nice improvements and refinements sitting here ready to go. Maybe it won’t change anyone’s life, but we should probably just release this stuff now, as a lot of teachers and students might appreciate it. Then we can get back to the next big thing.”

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10 great 21st century book report ideas We all remember the assignment. The dreaded book report. Depending on the grade level, the report was to be either a simple one pager or up to ten pages of in-depth analysis.

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