Raz-Kids on iPads

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Raz-Kids has updated their iPad app and it now works without a further subscription and has been loaded on to the school iPads.  It may be a little slow/glitchy, but looks like it works fairly well.  Give it a try!!


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.