Interested in Blogs?

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If you’re looking for an online publishing forum, we’ve got just the app for you!  Kidblog is a fully customizable blog service that is safe and secure.  It’s a great spot to publish final products or learnings from the day.  Each student can have their own blog or you could create a class one.  Here is a link to the webpage with lots more information.

http://kidblog.org/home/

Book Trailers in iMovie

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Looking for a new way for students to create a book report?  Why not try a book trailer like the ones Ms. Westbury has been showcasing as a part of the Forest of Reading introduction.  It’s a great way for students to demonstrate their comprehension of a text and can tie in nicely to media literacy and I.T.  iMovie is the perfect app to use for this project.  Let me know if you’d like to give it a try… or any other projects using iMovie.

Strip Designer – Comic Book Layout Publisher

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Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 2.02PM   Strip Design is a fantastic app for publishing comic-style writing and visuals.  This app accesses the camera roll to add it’s images and could be connected to so many different curriculum areas.  It would work well for procedural writing, narratives – “graphic novels”, or actual comic strips with an element of humour.   Sharing your comics is also made easy with this app!  You can convert files to PDF’s, email them, print them, etc.  Click here for lots more info about how this app could be used.