Tech Tip Tuesday: Digital Storytelling with Book Creator

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Communicating through a digital medium is a skill that students need to master. Book Creator is an application that allows teachers to build this into their curriculum through an engaging and yet meaning way, that also gets them sharing their voice with a wider audience.

Book Creator is in essence, an app that gets students creating ebooks, where they can embed other tools, develop visual and media skills, demonstrate understanding of a topic, and share it out to the world. I can think of so many projects or activities that we have our students take part in that could be enhanced with Book Creator. Check out this ebook on using Book Creator in HS. Feel free to reach out to me with ideas or to schedule a brainstorming session on how we can implement book creator in your classroom!

Hope this helps!

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Get Your Students Podcasting with Synth

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Audio projects are a fun way for students to interact with content in a medium they are often familiar with. With podcasting continuing to build in popularity, finding a way to get your students creating their own is often tedious and could require quite the learning curve. Audio is also a great way to make accommodations for students with special needs.

One simple way to bring audio interaction and podcasting into your classroom is with an app call Synth! Go to gosynth.com, click sign up, and select the Google sign-in with your district gmail account. Click Podcasts –> then create podcast to get started. This is a simple way to create byte-s-zed podcast segments or audio files. Students can use this for reflections, audio exit tickets, language practice with ESL, and of course, creating a podcast as part of a project! You can even embed synth into your Schoology assignment by grabbing the embed code!

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