Friday, May 5, 2017

M.A.D. PD - Publish Interactive Books With Book Creator

Learn how easy it is to use the Book Creator for iPad app to create and publish your own interactive books with built-in activities to scaffold and guide students' learning and to publish student-created books to share with the world.


Resources
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Apps:
Book Creator For iPad
Book Creator for iPad
Book Creator One - Try it out - you will love it!
Book Creator is also available for Windows and Android.

Book Creator Basics - How to get started creating your first book.
Book Creator Support - Help topics and tutorials for iPads and Android devices.

Publish your books to the web. - New feature!

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Paper by FiftyThree
Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, draw, take notes, and more










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PicCollage
PicCollage - Photo collage editor and grid layout
Pic Collage For Kids










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ChatterPix Kids
ChatterPix Kids - Turn photos into talking characters and export as a video.









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Reflector 2
Reflector 2 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, and Android.

M.A.D. PD - Green Screen Learning Revolution

A simple green screen and the free TouchCast iPad app are guaranteed to engage students and have them lining up to finish research projects and book reports to broadcast their learning to the world. Create a green screen station and use QR codes to make sharing videos a snap.
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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast is available for iOS and for Windows.


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TouchCast Quick Reference Guide

Green Screen by Do Ink 
Green Screen by Do Ink
Available for iOS.







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Veescope Live
Veescope Live Green Screen App Full
Veescope Live Green Screen App
Available for iOS.






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Reflector 2
Reflector 2 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, and Android.












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i-nigma QR & Barcode Scanner
i-nigma iOS app - Scan QR codes to quickly navigate to websites and online resources without needing to type in long complicated URLs.
Available for iOS and Android.











What Is TouchCast?







Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:
Making Your First TouchCast




TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling


Student Biography Videos 









Student Book Buzz Videos 














ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards



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Helpful Equipment:
Padcaster

The Padcaster allows you to turn your iPad into a mobile media powerhouse.








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iOgrapher
The iOgrapher is a film-making case for iPads and iPhones.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

iPad Workflow - Schoology Media Albums


The Media Album feature in Schoology is a great workflow tool for collecting student work on the iPad and sharing it with classmates. Media albums are simple to create and allow students to view each others work instantly.


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Resources
Apps:
Schoology
Schoology iOS App





Monday, April 24, 2017

Literacy Tech Fest: Create Amazing Green Screen Videos With TouchCast

I'm excited to be presenting at my district's Literacy Tech Fest again this year and to see all of the innovative uses of iPads in the Literacy classroom that teachers, coaches, and specialists will be sharing.
A simple green screen and the free TouchCast iPad app are guaranteed to engage students and have them lining up to finish research projects and book reports to broadcast their learning to the world. Create a green screen station and use QR codes to make sharing videos a snap.
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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast is available for iOS and for Windows.


TouchCast Quick Reference Guide
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Reflector 2
Reflector 2 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, and Android.










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i-nigma QR & Barcode Scanner
i-nigma iOS app - Scan QR codes to quickly navigate to websites and online resources without needing to type in long complicated URLs.
Available for iOS and Android.











What Is TouchCast?







Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:
Making Your First TouchCast




TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling


Student Biography Videos 









Student Book Buzz Videos 














ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards



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Helpful Equipment:
Padcaster

The Padcaster allows you to turn your iPad into a mobile media powerhouse.








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iOgrapher
The iOgrapher is a film-making case for iPads and iPhones.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ITEM Spring Conference - Reporting Live From Here, There, & Everywhere

I'm excited to be presenting and learning at the ITEM Spring Conference! This is my first time attending an ITEM conference.
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A simple green screen and free and low cost iPad apps are guaranteed to engage stunts and simple green screen and free and low cost iPad apps are guaranteed to engage students and have them lining up to finish research projects and book reports to broadcast their learning to the world. Create a green screen station to draw students into the library and use QR codes to make sharing videos a snap.
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Resources
Apps:
TouchCast
TouchCast Studio
TouchCast is available for iOS and for Windows.


TouchCast Quick Reference Guide
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Green Screen by Do Ink
Green Screen by Do Ink
Available for iOS.



Veescope Live
Veescope Live Green Screen App Full
Veescope Live Green Screen App
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Available for iOS.





Reflector 2
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Reflector 2 - Mirror your iPad screen to your computer.
Available for Apple, Windows, and Android.










What Is TouchCast?







Some Helpful TouchCast Tutorial Videos:
Making Your First TouchCast




TouchCast Tutorial Green Screen



Examples Of Student TouchCasts:
Bdote Field Trip To Fort Snelling


Student Biography Videos 









Student Book Buzz Videos 














ISTE Student Standards 2016:
ISTE Student Standards



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Helpful Equipment:
Padcaster

The Padcaster allows you to turn your iPad into a mobile media powerhouse.








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iOgrapher
The iOgrapher is a film-making case for iPads and iPhones.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Presenting At The ITEM Spring Conference April 8

I'm excited to be presenting on creating a green screen station in the library at the ITEM Spring Conference on April 8.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Arts For All - Create Interactive Books With Book Creator

Ever wish that you could whisper in your student's ear while they are reading or working a math problem? What if every iBook you created had a personalized instructor or eCoach that could prompt students with metacognitive questions or remind them to use particular strategies? You could provide just-in-time support to your students even when you're not at their elbow or looking over their shoulder. If this sounds like a way to clone yourself and provide extra support to your students, then this session is just what you need.


Meet Your Personalized Instructor

Session Description:
Learn how to create talking metacognitive eBook coaches with free and low cost iOS apps. Snap a selfie or use a photo of a pet or even a cartoon, add a movable mouth, and record directions, homework hints, timely tips, and encouragement, and then app smash these recordings into your eBook creation app of choice. Voila ~ you have a personalized metacognitive coach to guide your students through tasks or to create a read aloud eBook.

Apps:
Download some or all of the apps below to play along today.
Book Creator for iPad


Book Creator Free


Book Creator is also available for Windows and Android.


Book Creator Basics - How to get started creating your first book.

Book Creator Support - Help topics and tutorials for iPads and Android devices.




Camera App - Video - Use the camera app on your iPad in video mode to record yourself giving directions or hints.

Photos and built-in audio tool in Book Creator - Take a picture of something with your camera app on your iPad  and add narration with the audio tool in the Inspector in Book Creator.


ChatterPix Kid