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Multimedia Poetry Analysis

November 12, 2014
Multimedia Poetry Analysis

We don’t often think of poetry analysis as being a multimedia endeavor, but Mrs. A’s grade four class has proven us wrong. Using iPads and the app Explain Everything, even young students can now share their poetry analysis process in a new way. Not only did the students do traditional poetry analysis tasks of marking...
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Hungry for a Word Salad?

October 13, 2014
Hungry for a Word Salad?

Have you ever tried Word Salad? No, I don’t mean a salad made with words. I mean the iPad app, Word Salad, used for making Word Clouds? Word Clouds are more than just pretty cloudy words on a screen. When learners create Word Clouds, they are actually looking at data. The data are words....
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If we are afraid of wearing technology

May 8, 2014
If we are afraid of wearing technology

One of my main projects this year has been to roll-out iPads in our elementary school. It’s been a very rewarding learning experience for me and many of our staff and students. As with all change, there is some resistance. People are comfortable with the way things are. Placing expensive devices that only have...
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Digital Storytelling: A Cautionary Tale and a Flamingo

February 24, 2014
Digital Storytelling: A Cautionary Tale and a Flamingo

My digital story is called “A Cautionary Tale.” It began as a keynote I created last week for helping our fourth and fifth grade students understand what being careful with their iPads means. I had hoped to get in to the classrooms and talk to our students, but when I ended up staying home...
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Infographics

February 24, 2014
Infographics

How will I use this infographic? Let me count the ways. This infographic does a fantastic job of demonstrating how the iPad pulls together so many functions of multiple other devices into one piece of hardware. I may ask my teachers to brainstorm the things that they think the iPad can and can’t do...
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5 reasons the iPad is amazing for digital storytelling

February 21, 2014
5 reasons the iPad is amazing for digital storytelling

Those who consider themselves digital storytellers should be having an affair with Apple products. Here’s why: The massive number of apps The iPad has a huge number of free or nearly free apps that are useful for storytelling. No other app store has as many apps for their products as Apple does. Here are...
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