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15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad

15 More Apps To Create Books On The iPad
Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel. We’ve written about 3 apps to reate books on the iPad in the past, but the following listly by Meg Wilson goes further, including 15 apps to do so. The artful collision of technology, learning, and literacy is an idea promoted in the Common Core Standards, which is likely your rule book if you teach K-12 in an American public school. This is a new age of literacy where students can read, research, write, publish, and socialize on the same device sitting right in their lap with a pinch-and-zoom elegance that somehow makes the whole process seem easier than it really is. And for those of you that rail against both Common Core and the iPad (but obviously not literacy), keep fighting the good fight. 15 Literacy Apps To Create Books On The iPad

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33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps Teachers With Apps brings you 33 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, and/or the therapist’s office. Speech and language is one area of educational apps that has exploded with smashing success. The prices range anywhere from free to expensive. There is an stuttering app that runs almost $1,000! Don’t fret, most are reasonable and many have a free/lite version. More importantly, SLPs feel they are getting results like never before. Creating your own eTextbooks for Common Core Learn how to save your school money, create Common Core-aligned material By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor, @eSN_Meris Read more by Meris Stansbury August 14th, 2013 Creating eTextbooks might be easier than you think. In an effort to save schools and districts money that’s often spent on outdated textbooks, many of which are not aligned with the Common Core State Standards, innovative educators and administrators are using online resources to create customized eTextbooks.In a recent edweb.net webinar, “Create Your Own Textbooks for the Common Core,” Nicole Rothbauer, an intervention specialist for Salem City Schools in Ohio, detailed how her district didn’t want to spend money on old textbooks that didn’t reflect the Common Core State Standards. “Common Core really pushes students to build a deeper understanding of content and effectively apply learning within and across disciplines,” she said.

Resource: Our Top 3 Newspaper Generators Getting pupils to write can be a challenge for teachers across the globe. One of the key strategies to encourage writing is to provide a stimulus and purpose for the writing. Motivating pupils to produce a piece of work can be difficult, especially as children are still developing their skills, and busy comparing their work with the work of peers. But tech can help level that playing field, with some great websites offering templates that insert text to look like a newspaper report, which can then be printed off and displayed, or added to a portfolio of work showing the achievements of an individual. We have come across a couple of generators that produce fantastic outcomes, with the potential of motivating pupils to write, in the knowledge that their work will look great once completed:

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, students can use iPad apps in different subject areas and become content creators using their devices. Teachers can introduce a variety of skills to students, and students can demonstrate their understanding of concepts using innovative iPad technology. 3 Free eBook Creators to Create eBooks Free Here are 3 Free ebook creators to create ebooks for free. These free ebook creation software are easy to use, and completely free. MobiPocket Creator MobiPocket Creator is free ebook creator which enables you to add quick HTML tags and image file to your publication.

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Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3. Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different apps, but over time, we whittled those down into our Core Apps, ones that are flexible and powerful enough to be used in every subject all day long. One of the keys for me is that these apps can be used by students to CREATE things, not just consume things. How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks. It might seem daunting, but the availability of quality materials online and the power of tapping into personal learning networks should make it easier.

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