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8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad

8 Powerful Apps To Help You Create Books On The iPad
Want to self-publish a novel? Get your classroom materials into the hands of others? Share your brilliant insight and call yourself an author? So try out some of these apps and it should hopefully inspire you to become a digital author sooner rather than later. Book Creator Book Creator is simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Book Writer Book Writer is useful app to make books with iPhone/iPad! StoryBuddy 2 Create stories with drawings, photos, text, and audio recording! Scribble My Story Scribble My Story is a junior version of the popular Scribble Press App. StoryKit Create an electronic storybook with StoryKit . Picturebook: School Edition Create and share your very own illustrated stories in a few simple steps! Story Creator With Story Creator you can easily create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one gorgeous collection. BONUS!

Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation In Education One of the biggest problems at the core of education is motivation. That’s according to the newest iteration of the popular Padagogy Wheel (pad for iPad instead of ‘ped’agogy) we showcased a couple weeks ago. Allan Carrington spent what must be counless hours thinking, revising, and refining the wheel you see below which is now at version 3.0. Be sure to click here to view version 2.0 of the wheel and click here to view version 1.0. What’s New In The Padagogy Wheel Version 3.0 The new version tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. So why yet another version only one week later? How It Works Start at the center. But it’s not how it has to be. Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media?

Polling tools event Introduction In this recorded session we took a look at if, and how, we use/have used e-polling or surveys. The idea for this session was triggered when I used a poll in the overview for last week’s Serendipity and wondered about the different polling and survey tools that people use. The Session We started with a look at whether we had used polling/surveys either as a respondent or as an information gatherer. Then came the most interesting part of the session where we started to look at tools we have used and/or that we know about. Next came the best bit where members of the group shared an experience of using a poll/survey tool, We had brief looks at GoogleForms (including a quick play), Facebook, Flubaroo and PollDaddy before running out of time and moving on to our best takeaways from the session. Conclusion This was so interesting – I love to know what tools others are using and to hear about the contexts and purposes. Next Webinar

Explain Everything ™ Collaborize Classroom Blog: Education to the Power of We This is a partial re-post of an article by Catlin Tucker from her blog at CatlinTucker.com Image from learningonlineinfo.org Using an online learning platform, online discussions, and/or work online to complement your class can: 1. Teachers spend hours each week creating, copying, collating, stapling, and hole punching handouts, assignments and activity sheets for students. 2. Copy machines, ink, paper and repairs cost school districts thousands of dollars annually (monthly for some larger districts). In less fortunate districts, teachers are forced to spend hundreds— if not thousands – of dollars of their own money to supplement classroom resources. Teachers can save money and paper by posting assignments, directions, notes, reading materials online. 3. Online discussions and collaborative group work free teachers from their role as the only source of information and feedback. 4. 5. Teachers can use online tools to engage in conversations with students they may not normally have. 6. 7.

I have iPads in the Classroom. Now What? 10 Best Apps 4 Teachers Most of what we do is for the students. The focus of this and many other blogs and websites is about learning, and rightly so, but there are also apps that will make our jobs easier too. I am talking about that catergory of apps that are designed specifically for the classroom teacher. Those apps that will assist us in the everyday little jobs that need to be done, often on the run and often while 10 other things are also happening in the room. There are plenty and I am sure as more and more teachers gain the confidence to design their own apps, there will be more suitable one to come. Here is a list of apps that you can use to make your job easier. Keynote: $9.99 Keynote for iPad is almost as powerful as the desktop application. Since one of the first jobs you have to do each morning is to take the role Attendance is a great solution for the iPad. TeacherTool saves grades and makes suggestions for grades. iAnnotate is a PDF reader and annotation tool for the iPad. GradePad: $2.99

Create a Narrated Slideshow on an iPad with Haiku Deck and Explain Everything <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> This week I’m leading a 3 day iPad Media Camp in Oklahoma City. On day 1 we learned about creating 5 photo stories and narrated slideshows with the iPad apps Educreations (free) and Explain Everything ($3). Check out the final narrated slideshow on YouTube, which I also embedded on our Day 3 curriculum when we’ll learn about “Interactive Writing” and “Creating Multimedia eBooks.” Here is the Haiku Deck presentation I used for my slides. On this day..

Popplet 46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. Katie and I can’t cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Whether you’re looking to find the best interactive whiteboard app, a new way to deliver exit slips, or simply a fun educational game that can be used in your classroom tomorrow, these app review sites are definitely your go-to source. The iBook Author Project: Transforming the Classroom. This is a great find. For those of you lucky enough to be a Mac school, I firmly believe the library needs to promote--prodigiously!--not just the teacher use of iBooks Author, but STUDENT-CREATED iBooks. I've blogged previously (ad nauseum?) about our iPad Trials (though, personally, I think it's more of an iBooks Author trial at this point, but it may be expanding). Basically, for this project, students are researching WW II, specifically some aspect of their home countries' involvement (we're an international school). We'll also include interviews at the end from each of the teachers (history, tech integrator and me), discussing the project as a whole, and what WE learned from it. Our major concern lay in keeping the tech from over-whelming the content. We spent a day introducing the basics of iBooks Author, then gave them a week to put their chapter together. Students handed in their iBA files, and an intern put them all together. What we would add next time:

How to Incorporate Video Into Your Haiku Decks Earlier this week I shared 76 examples of Haiku Deck being used in school and then I shared Ken Shelton's great presentation on the importance of visuals in storytelling. Yesterday, Ken told me about Haiku Deck's directions for incorporating video into your presentations. This is a topic that a few people have asked me about this week so I think it's worth noting that Haiku Deck has published directions for incorporating videos. While you cannot import videos directly into your presentations yet, Haiku Deck does suggest two ways that you can use video with your Haiku Deck presentations. The second method for incorporating video into Haiku Deck presentations is take a screenshot of your video then add it to your Haiku Deck presentation. You can read the step-by-step directions for both methods on the Haiku Deck blog.

A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps We’re proud to introduce you to a new set of resources we think you’ll enjoy. It’s a curated list of the best education technology resources. But it’s not just organized by us. But really, the fun part is being able to add to the list and learn from others. So this list is hopefully going to become a go-to resource for all your iOS education app needs.

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share Nancy White/Flickr By Kathy E. Gill, PBS MediaShift For educators looking to integrate iPads, iPods and other mobile devices, here are eight must-have apps that will make life easier to do things like move files, capture lectures, read PDFs, and much more. 1. COPY, Freemium With cloud file storage, there’s no need to email yourself a copy of that Powerpoint lecture or video clip; just save it to the cloud and access it later from campus. In the U.S., our markets tend toward duopoly and oligopoly: FedX and UPS; Apple, Microsoft and Google; Facebook and Twitter. And none as easy to use as Dropbox — until now. In mid-May, security company Barracuda Networks tripled the free storage on its fledgling cloud service Copy from 5GB to 15GB. Copy makes it easy to share files or folders, to share publicly or privately, and to share view-only (student assignments) or sync-and-edit (collaboration). Kahn Academy has spotlighted the possibilities inherent in recorded, screen-captured mini-lectures. 5. 6.

Cargo-Bot – iPad The first game programmed entirely on iPad® Be Logical. Play Cargo-Bot Presenting Cargo-Bot. The first game programmed entirely on iPad using Codea™ Get it for free on the App Store. Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game where you teach a robot how to move crates. It features 36 fiendishly clever puzzles, haunting music and stunning retina graphics. Built with Codea Cargo-Bot is the first game on the App Store developed using Codea, an iPad app for rapidly creating games and simulations. Get Codea on the App Store. Cargo-Bot was developed by Rui Viana using Codea. Fred Bogg coded the entire music engine using Codea's sound API, as well as composing the Cargo-Bot score.

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