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April 11, 2014

Online Storybook Creators

Wanna try something different in your reading class?

Energize and add authentic learning by using apps labeled as Online Storybook Creators.

What are online storybook creators?

These are web 2.0 applications used on the internet (some have iPad apps) that allow students to create digital books. Many of these have the options to create illustrations, text, and print or store online.

Do I need to pay or create an account?

For some you do; however, there are a few that students can use without an account.

Are they easy?

YES! Many have similar formats as Microsoft paint or display easily identifiable buttons to click on.

Below are 6 storybook creators, all FREE, each designed to fit the needs of your students. Some do have the option for premium services but are not needed.

Teacher Spotlight!

Congratulations to Ms. Clark for being the elementary Tech Savvy Teacher for the 4th SW!!

She integrates district resources such as Edusmart and iPads, and uses web 2.0 tools such as Padlet and Infuse Learning to create authentic connections and provide digital age best practices.

Mrs. Alvarez has been a busy techie in her classroom. Check out her Padlet wall for some inspiration!

Tech Enlightenment

Check the Gallego or Zachry calendar and on the homepage on the right side frame. Check out LISD's training calendar. If interested, please get approval by administration before registering.

The registration links are already set up, if you are interested click on register for the direct link to Eduphoria. Don't miss out or get left behind.

In addition, take the survey afterwards found under the registration link label 'survey' or in the District Surveys section under the District Resources tab.

I rescheduled some trainings, be sure to check the homepage calendar for the update.

Hawaiian school shows their tech side!

Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History

Integrating Technology Ideas

App of the Week

Flipagram allows you to easily create videos using your photos with music. Best thing... it's FREE!

Download for Apple products today and have fun!!

Download for Android devices!

A reminder...

E-mail communication is by far the fastest and easiest way to communicate with colleagues and administration. With our new web application Microsoft Office 365, you can launch the program and keep it running, there is no refreshing. Plus, when you get an e-mail, you have the sound alert. Make sure you update your favorites link to reflect the new one bypassing all the logins.

Be sure you keep up with your e-mails morning and afternoon. If you need help adding or using Office 365 e-mail on the iPad, do not hesitate to ask, I can assist you.

Extra Freebie!

Story Online is a beauiful web app sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Each story displays images and are read by famous actors.