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Martin Burrett

Imagine Forest - 30 views

    "A superb platform for creating online books. Add pictures from the bank of images or from your computer. Browse the extensive library of books created by the community."
Deborah Baillesderr

Medium - 3 views

    A great site where anyone can tell their story or express their ideas.

News: Book Creator Arrives on Android - 24 views

    Fantastic Book creating app
Deborah Baillesderr

BoomWriter - Schools - 7 views

    BoomWriter is a supremely engaging creative writing website that has students reading, writing and assessing content in ways they've never done before!
marlene hardin

BoomWriter | Read, Write, Compete... And Get Published! - 123 views

    Boom Writer blends creative writing and social media technology to provide a competitive writing platform that is integrated into the national education curriculum. The goal is to give schools a platform for a more engaging creative writing process, give teachers a tool that focuses their students on creative writing techniques and all the students have fun in the process. With a slick and easy to use interface, Boom Writer is a worth while tool for writing in the classroom.
Ruth Howard

Simple Story - 2 views

    Publishing with no registration good for children leaflets books booklets ...
Martin Burrett

CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD - 47 views

    Bring the power of the Amazon book store to your children's stories. Use this great online publishing tool to show off your children's writing and even produce paper copied.
Beth Panitz

FableVision Publishing School - 61 views

    How-To Guide to Online Self-Publishing
Mr. Stanley

Teaching Document Design, Not Formatting Requirements - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of H... - 69 views

    • LuAnne Holder
      This would be a great activity for introductions.
  • One of my colleagues asks her students to sketch their names using a typeface that conveys something about themselves
  • One thing I do is bring in the style manuals from different local companies and show students how each company expects different things
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  • Teaching Document Design, Not Formatting Requirements
  • many faculty members continue to specify detailed formatting requirements for student writing.
  • Your paper must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, with one-inch margins.
  • Such draconian formatting requirements stifle students’ creativity and cut off any critical thinking about what should be a crucial part of any writing-intensive classroom, namely visual design.
  • Students in all disciplines are more than capable of producing and analyzing visual work in amazingly rich and complex ways.
  • well-meaning and thoughtful teachers establish hard and fast formatting rules that may make their lives easier, but do a disservice to their students.
  • By making these requirements, we are telling them not to think critically—or even at all—about the visual layout of their documents.
  • We are telling them we value conformity over creativity, practicality over originality, our needs over theirs.
  • It all starts with students recognizing that design is a part of what they do when they write.
  • the rules we give our students should be negotiable, and in order for them to be negotiable, we need to talk to our students about those rules, why they exist, what the consequences of breaking or following them are, and so on.
  • Your paper should be readable and take into consideration the needs of your audience.  Most importantly, though, you should have fun and be creative with your design.
    Teachers need to allow their students more room to creatively use visual design, and at the same time, teach students to be aware. Forcing students to follow exact formatting requirements is counterproductive.
Michele Brown

Green Screen Adventures - Smart Stuff for Kids. We Bring Your Stories to Life. - 81 views

    Make your stories come alive.  Create stories and submit. If your story is picked they will create a video of your story.
Martin Burrett

Story Jumper - 79 views

    StoryJumper: create your own children's book.
    This looks like an amazing tool for online writing and collaboration. 
    This is a fabulous site for creating free ebooks by uploading photos from your computer, or by using the well stocked gallery of props scenes and characters provided by the site. Just drag and drop your items into place. Books can be private or shared using a url link. A free signing is required. You can also have your ebooks made into real books for a fee.
Barbara Moose

Tikatok - Imagine a Story. Create a Book. - 0 views

    Tikatok is where kids channel their imagination into stories - and publish those stories into books for you to share and treasure with friends and family.
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