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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? Then publishing on the iPad may be something worth considering. The good news is that it’s never been easier to quickly and easily get your digital pen flowing. The following are powerful apps designed to help you create books on the iPad. 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! BONUS!

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Podcast You asked for it…so here it is: Gamification Part Deux! After learning about gamification and the beginning steps to implement it into your classroom in our last podcast, we have move to the next level. Points, awards, and other motivators to grab and keep your students engaged are emphasized in this edition. With great examples from Michael and Kamie, this will take the idea of gamification and help you implement it into your lesson, unit, or entire curriculum! Please comment below or tweet us... Read More

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Porfolios Editor’s note: Kathy Cassidy is the author of a new book from Powerful Learning Press, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. During a recent webinar (free archive here), Kathy shared many ideas from Chapter 5 of the book, “Using Blogs as Digital Portfolios.” The webinar was rich in content and full of great discussion — so much so that there simply wasn’t time for Kathy to share her thoughts, in depth, about where formative and summative assessments might fit into this digital blog/portfolio model. So we’ve asked her to write this article. Much as she does in her eBook, she’s included short videos, useful downloads, and links to other valuable resources. ~ John Norton A Great Tool to Continuously Assess Progress

Create Something. Donate Login Remember Me Create An Account How to read iBooks on Mac / PC I just bought a MacBook air and I want to read iBooks from my iPhone on it. I can see the books in my iTunes, but I can't work out how to read them. Unfortunately, there isn't an iBooks reader application for Mac OS X that can open DRM protected books from the iBookstore. The ebooks can be read only on iPad, iPhone, iPod with iBooks app.

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5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers Blogging is one of the most effective ways of learning, reading and writing. Not only is blogging a great avenue for self-expression, it also uses many regions in the brain and thus also helps in studying which makes it a perfect hobby for students.When blogging, students get to use both the right hemisphere of the brain, which is responsible for creative and emotional functions, and the left hemisphere, which is responsible for analytical and logical thinking as well as the researching functions. Through writing blog posts and learning HTML to designing blog themes, setting up and maintaining a blog could be enough for any student to become a self-taught prolific writer in the near future. However, blogging requires a lot of time and effort especially in terms of maintenance. The easiest way to keep blogging is to use their handy mobile devices such as the iPhone (or any other mobile phone for that matter) for blog site maintenance and blog posting. 1.

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