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Design of the Picture Book by Angela Terrab The best book authors push boundaries, and in the realm of picture books, a lot of this exploration happens visually. By this measure, Carter Higgins’ blog, Design of the Picture Book, captures all that is great in some of the best new picture books. Higgins is a school librarian and a graphic designer, and she brings both of these skill sets to this beautiful and loving look at illustration and book design. Design of the Picture Book – logo and homepage. With a casual and enthusiastic tone, Higgins uses her weekly or biweekly posts to discuss visual themes and design elements of exceptional new picture books. Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education By Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education.

Create Amazing Interactive Presentations From Your Browser With Emaze Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote. These platforms not only provide a comprehensive toolset for making presentations online but also enable presenting and sharing them using nothing more than an internet browser. Emaze is a presentation platform which comes with some amazing features to create presentations online.

Apple to make iWork, iLife apps free to new iOS customers Apple is mixing business with pleasure, and turning them into a great gift for buyers of the company’s new hardware. Appearing on stage at a special event held at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, CEO Tim Cook announced that the tech giant would start offering customers who purchase new iOS-powered devices a free copy of five apps from the iWork and iLife suites: Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto, and iMovie. According to Cook, iOS will automatically present users of brand new iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads with a screen that gives them the opportunity to install the software when they first start up their devices for the first time. Users of current hardware won’t be as lucky, but they will still be able to purchase iWork and iLife apps from the App Store.

How to Play Charades Back to Main Topics Page We've all had a game of Charades, be it with close friends at a dinner party or with far and distant relatives at Christmas. Sure we've played, but how many of us know the proper rules… or any rules at all for that matter? Library Spaces - WikiThing This is PART TWO of the PERSONAL LIBRARY GUIDE Return to: CONTENTS PAGESkip back to: THE BOOKS IN YOUR LIFESkip forward to: SAFETY & HEALTH IN THE LIBRARY A library is a space occupied by books, but it is also a space occupied by people and activities. This is true of all libraries, whether they are great institutions or modest collections of books in the home.

5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation A presentation is one of the best ways to convey ideas, especially for visual learners and thinkers. While many of us grew up creating class presentations with Microsoft heavyweight PowerPoint, sometimes you want to illustrate your ideas with a little more flair. Below, we present to you five sweet digital alternatives to PowerPoint for when you need more than just static words on a screen. 5 iPad upgrades iOS 7 brings to education Wednesday's release of iOS7 — the next generation of Apple's mobile operating system — will be a free download and will work on all iPads (including the iPad mini) except for the original model released in 2010. (Note that while iOS7 is installable on these models, not every one of its features will be available on every model.) Those holding out for new iPad hardware will have to wait a bit — new models are expected before the end of the year. The striking new design of iOS7 features a flatter, more colorful appearance and has garnered a lot of attention for its looks, but the improvements are more than pixel deep. Here are the five changes in iOS7 that will make the most difference to educators: This feature may already be familiar to Mac users, since Apple introduced it on their desktops and laptops in 2011.

KORG Gadget for iPad MOBILE SYNTHESIZER STUDIO Songs that you create using KORG Gadget can be shared on "GadgetCloud," a music sharing site for KORG Gadget users worldwide. By exchanging songs between mobile musicians around the world, you can communicate in ways that bypass language barriers, and also improve your skill as a creative artist. This is a music production space that's fun to use; you can submit your songs for selection as tracks recommended by KORG, enter various contents, and use the ranking system. You can also upload from KORG Gadget directly to any social networking service such as SoundCloud, Facebook, or Twitter, sending your tracks wherever you like.

Organising a Literature Festival - on a Budget Organising a Literature Festival - on a Budget by Lisa D’Onofrio So you want to put on a Festival? Before I go any further, I need to reveal my bias.