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Ian Guest

Star Wars in the Classroom - 4 views

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    Star Wars in the Classroom is a website for educators and fans alike that provides resources for transdisciplinary teaching and learning with the Star Wars saga.
Ian Guest

Twitter in Elementary: The #Grammar911 Project - A Tech Teacher on a Mission - 6 views

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    "#Grammar911 is a hashtag that the @EduMinions (my class) will be using to learn about appropriate grammar and punctuation when posting online."
Ian Guest

Cambridge Digital Library - 4 views

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    "While parts of the Library's manuscript collections have already been published in print, microfilm and digital formats, we are now building a substantial online resource so that our collections can be much more accessible to students, researchers and the wider public."
Roland Gesthuizen

The Universal Typeface Project Averages the World's Handwriting to Produce an Incredibl... - 2 views

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    "The Universal Typeface is a constantly evolving, algorithmically produced font created by averaging hundreds of thousands of handwriting samples submitted to BIC's website. Anyone with a touchscreen can help shape the Universal Typeface by linking their phone or tablet to the website and writing directly on the touchscreen - the lettering is quickly transferred to the Universal Typeface algorithm."
Ian Guest

Young Souls Portray the Wit of 'Hamlet,' With Brevity - 0 views

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    "From basements and bedrooms to classrooms and cloistered locations, hundreds of students hit the "record" button on a smartphone and delivered up novel interpretations of Shakespeare's words."
Ian Guest

Letters of Note - 4 views

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    "Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos"
John Pearce

Freebook Sifter - A Resource for Free eBooks - 3 views

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    This is a neat website for finding all the FREE AMAZON BOOKS!
John Pearce

Little Outliner - 3 views

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    "Little Outliner is a powerful and easy editor that automatically saves text locally, a new feature in HTML5."
Andrew Williamson

Google Docs Extension for ESL or Struggling Readers | David Lee EdTech - 1 views

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    Wow what a great chrome extension. This looks like a great tool for all writers. I especially like the 'collect highlights' tool. Make sure you watch the accompanying video to see how it works. 

    Read&Write for Google Docs is a cool extension I found on Web App Reviews that can benefit ELLs and struggling readers. The extension provides you with a special toolbar on the top of your Google documents.
John Pearce

English for the Australian Curriculum - 4 views

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    "This resource is a national initiative for the improvement of English and literacy education from Foundation to Year 10, produced in partnership with Education Services Australia and the joint associations of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, the Australian Literacy Educators' Association and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia, representing more than 10,000 teachers of English."
John Pearce

Collaboration with Google Docs in the classroom - YouTube - 5 views

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    "Two year 4 students from Winters Flat Primary School explain how they write, collaborate, receive feedback and share using Google Docs, one of the key communication tools of Google Apps for Education."
Ian Guest

Lunes Simulator - 1 views

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    A web app that searches for a photo on a theme of your choice, allows you to choose one, then provides the structure for you to write a haiku based on it ... and attributes the photo for you!
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    from @johnjohnston
Ian Guest

Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present KS2 Songs - 4 views

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    "KS2 Songs and Primary School Curriculum Music to Support Teaching and Learning for Children in Maths, Literacy and Science. "
Ian Guest

Pepys' Diary - 1 views

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    "In 1660, at age 26, Samuel Pepys began his diary. He stopped a decade later.

    From 2003 until 2012 this site featured a daily entry from the diary accompanied by thoughts from readers. The complete diary, and the associated background information, is now an archive of this period of London history."
John Pearce

Docs Demo: Masters Edition - 11 views

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    See what it's like to collaborate with famous storytellers.
    In this interactive demo of Google Docs you are presented with the words used by a famous author from which to write your own story.
John Pearce

60second Recap® Video Notes. Everything you need to wow your English teacher! - 5 views

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    60second Recap® wants to make the great works of literature accessible, relevant, and, frankly, irresistible to today's teens. Through 60second Recap® video albums, we seek to help teens engage with the best books out there ... not just to help them get better grades, but to help them build better lives.
John Pearce

Top 15 iPad Book Apps - Most Exceptional Use of Animation | The Digital Media Diet - 6 views

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    Here you will find the fifteen apps we consider to be simply exceptional for both the quality and contextual use of animation for storytelling in an iPad book app for children. None of the apps to make our list of "Top 10 Animated Books for iPad" in 2011 have been included, so please also check out last year's post. So, without further ado, here are our very favorite recommendations for polished, story-enhancing animation in an iPad storybook app:
John Pearce

The History 2.0 Classroom: Social Reading on the iPad: Subtext X Custom ePub - 3 views

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    While there will never be a replacement for a paper book with dog-eared pages, hand written notes in the margins, a broken spine and a proudly worn cover with a hint of dirt and stains, there is an exciting new option to transform the practice of reading to make it more social and collaborative.  Subtext is an intriguing iPad application that allows users to read books collaboratively.  While reading, participants can insert text, emotions, questions, links and thoughts into the margins of the book.  When other readers jump into the text they can see the notations and reply to the existing thoughts in a discussion thread that is neatly tucked away into the margins of the text.
John Pearce

Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivity | UX Magazine - 0 views

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    The invention of the tablet PC has created a new medium for book publishing. Interactive books are everywhere, and have revolutionized the way people consume the printed word. With the recent software available to allow easy creation of interactive books and with the race to bring these products to market, there seems to be a more and more dilution of quality and a loss for the meaning of interactivity. When publishers create new eBook titles or convert a traditional printed book to a digital interactive eBook, they often miss the added value this new medium can provide.
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