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4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator for iPad app

4 compelling ideas for using Book Creator in the classroom - Book Creator for iPad app
Technology Coach Chris Loat shares his ideas on how Book Creator can be used effectively in the classroom. Chris Loat has taught for 16 years between grades 2-7, and recently moved to the district board office in Richmond, Canada, as a teacher consultant for the integration of technology. Book Creator is a versatile and intuitively set-up app that allows students to easily create digital content in a variety of ways. In Richmond, teachers have used their iPads and Book Creator to publish ebooks on a variety of topics and in a variety of genres. Below are some ideas for using Book Creator in your classroom. 1. Kirsten Wallace at Steves Elementary first taught a series of lessons on procedural writing to her grade 5 class. Each student wrote about this topic and explained the process with text, photos, audio recordings, and video. The next assignment was to explain the steps to their Science experiment for the annual district Science Jam event. 2. Sentence starters 3. 4. Related:  iPad appsCréation iPadböcker

Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School The Stephen Perse Foundation has had a 1:1 iPad programme running for two years now. Whilst there are many subject specific apps utilised for learning, it is interesting to note how the top 10 apps are all multipurpose. The list below also includes an indication of how workflow is developing for the school and how an app is chosen when and where it is appropriate. Explain Everything Simply the most versatile education app available. Socrative 1.0 and 2.0 Socrative is a very simple and effective assessment tool that can be used during any part of the learning process. iMovie iMovie has always been a favourite with students, but it is interesting to see how it has developed as an educational tool. iTunes U iTunes U is often referred to as our learning platform. Showbie Showbie allows you to assign, collect and review student work. Edmodo Edmodo fulfils the need of a collaboration and communication tool within the school environment. Notability Keynote Book Creator Pages Like this: Like Loading...

iPads in Education Make eBooks. Really simple. No more complicated exports or data handling with ePub files. Create your own eBooks for free with only one click right from Google Drive and start publishing with Liberio. 1. Write your Text Liberio integrates seamlessly with Google Drive. 2. Liberio imports (nearly) all features of your Google Drive documents: Text format, fonts and images are available to style your eBook. 3. Liberio produces ePubs compliant to the official standard. We want to make the publishing of eBooks easy for everyone. Liberio for Teachers Create course materials for your students, publish your own books about your field of expertise or use Liberio as a platform to publish student essays. Liberio for Creatives Write and publish your own essays, novels, poems or create a collection of your best artwork. Liberio for Engineers Create technical manuals, write scientific papers or publish transcripts of conference talks. Sharing your ebooks with the rest of the world should not be a difficult task. Send to Google Play

Creating a Classroom Studio with an iPad and a Green Screen One way to depict the cycle of education is that it moves between the development of learning and the subsequent expression of understanding ... and the amazing growth of inexpensive mobile technology tools is affording learners the ability to communicate their understanding in ever more creative and personalized manners. Media is moving center stage (yes, the pun was fully intended) and what once required tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and training can now be accomplished with an iPad and some inexpensive props. One of the first places I visited when I first came to the United States was Universal Studios. Of course, being a relatively young and willing tourist, my hand automatically shot up when they asked for a volunteer to put on tights and a cape and "fly" like Superman in front of a green screen. Needless to say it didn't springboard me into an acting career but it did spark my interest in how movie magic could be used for education. 1. x 2. 3. The process:

Pensée Design : libérez votre créativité ! Demain, faire la différence ne résidera que peu dans un parcours académique « classique », même renommé ou prestigieux, mais dans le développement de sa capacité à développer des idées créatives ; à trouver des solutions innovantes à des problématiques réelles ; à s’adapter en permanence à un monde qui change très vite ; à apprendre en autodidacte, et tout au long de la vie… La créativité est déjà une qualité reconnue et indéniable aujourd’hui, mais elle sera indispensable pour chacun d’entre nous demain, pas seulement à quelques-uns. Mais rassurez-vous, la créativité n’est pas qu’un don, c’est aussi quelque chose qui se travaille, qui se muscle. J’avais du mal à y croire au début, mais je réalise aujourd’hui, après avoir beaucoup lu sur le sujet et m’être régulièrement exercé, que la créativité n’est pas réservée à un petit nombre d’élus. Tout le monde, même s’il part d’un niveau différent, peut largement progresser et parfois de façon spectaculaire… J’y ai assisté !

LIX - läsbarhetsindex 40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities Helpful Tools These tools are useful for both educators and students with reading disabilities alike, aiding in everything from looking up a correct spelling to reading text out loud. Speak It!: Speak It! is a great text-to-speech solution that can allow students with reading disabilities to get a little help with reading when they need it. Talk to Me: Talk to Me is another text to speech application. Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation works in reverse of the two apps we just listed. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: If spelling is a problem, it's always a good idea to have a really great dictionary on hand. Ditionary.com: If Dictionary.com is your go-to place for definitions and spelling help, this app can be a great way to bring that functionality to your iPad or iPhone. Prizmo: With Prizmo, users can scan in any kind of text document and have the program read it out loud, which can be a big help to those who struggle with reading. Fundamentals MeeGenius! Writing Spelling

Explaining Understanding 50 olika sätt att redovisa en bok Jag hittade ett gammalt papper hemma bland mina gamla skolböcker. Det var en lista som vi fick från vår svenska lärare när jag gick i grundskolan. Det var någon gång under 90-talet men det går fortfarande att använda dessa idéer till redovisningar, så nu delar jag med mig av listan till er. Uppträd som en av personerna i boken - berätta om dig själv och din roll i berättelsen.Gör en intervju med en av personerna i boken.Spela upp en scen ur boken.Gör en beskrivning av en av personerna, muntligt eller skriftligt. Vill du ha fler tips på hur man kan redovisa en bok? Kika in på några av länkarna nedanför:

Favorite Math Tool Apps These apps are some of my favorite FREE Math Tools to use on an iPad. MyScript Calculator takes any problem written in linear form, converts it to text, then solves it. 10 Frame Fill allows the user to answer 'How many more are needed to fill the frame' questions. Chicken Vault has the user round vault codes to the nearest place value. ClockMaster has the user make the digital time of the analog time shown. Easy Chart allows a user to quickly create a labeled graph which can be saved to the camera roll. Geoboard offers two different sized peg boards with multiple rubber bands to stretch out and create shapes. MathPad will take any written linear problem and convert it to text. Number Line has adjustable values (2s, 5s, 10s, etc.). Number Pieces is base-10 blocks for the iPad. Reading the Ruler displays the values of each marking on a ruler for inches or metric. Think 3D Free allows the user to create three dimensional shapes and view from all angles.

How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education If you are a teacher that uses an iPad, chances are that you are familiar with the following scenario. You found this amazing app that can really help your struggling students. The potential of this app is great, as it appears that this particular app can tap your students’ creativity and allow them to thrive in ways that were unthinkable until now. Due to the unfortunate fact that there isn’t a “silver bullet app” yet- an app that can accomplish many, very different tasks- we have to rely on teachers’ and students’ creativity in order to accomplish multi-step tasks using the iPad. What is App Smashing? The basic premise behind app smashing, sometimes referred to as “app synergy”, is to find a number of key apps that “play well” with other apps and can communicate information across platforms. In a typical app smashing activity a student can use an app to create a product such as a word cloud, a picture collage, a map, or a slide show presentation. App Smashing’s Target Audience

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