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Wednesday Workshop: Digital Book Creation on the iPad

Wednesday Workshop: Digital Book Creation on the iPad

Creating Digital Books with the iPad from Meredith...

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Comics and Coding – Super Scratch Programming Adventure

Comics and Coding – Super Scratch Programming Adventure

I have been a huge fan of the Scratch programming language for years.  I use it to teach a programming unit with my fifth graders every year, and they have a wonderful time learning to code.  Scratch was created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT as a way to make programming accessible to young children.  It has a colorful, intuitive drag-and-drop interface that my students easily pick up with minimal instruction.  After a few days...

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Storybird – Collaborative Storytelling

Storybird is a fun site where kids can create their own digital storybooks.  The site has a beautiful interface both for students and teachers, and it’s free and easy to set up a teacher account to create and manage classes.  In Storybird, students can use gorgeous artwork to illustrate stories that they write.  The site uses a simple, intuitive drag-and-drop interface that is easy for even young learners to master.  The teacher...

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Make Your Own Book Clubs

Make Your Own Book Clubs

The most interesting new link to come across my feeds this morning was the new site BookClubIt.  This site is still in Beta at this time, but looks to have a pretty good potential.  The basic premise is simple.  Create an account, and then either join or create your own book clubs.  The registration process is fairly simple, but does require an email address to sign up.  Once you have your account, you are taken to your dashboard where you...

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