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Creating Content With Your Tablet
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Transform students from content consumers to content creators!

This comprehensive guide gets to the heart of effective mobile technology use in today’s classroom. Internationally recognized education expert Susan Brooks-Young provides manageable, research-based strategies to help teachers and administrators:

  • Confidently plan and manage mobile technology activities across grade levels
  • Explore new uses and applications for multiple devices
  • Use rubrics and checklists to evaluate appropriate, cross-platform educational apps
  • Manage content-specific tablet use in learning centers or small groups
  • Tap student ingenuity and improve critical thinking skills

Time-saving tips cover a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more. Transform students from content consumers to content creators with this must-have resource!

 “Creating Content With Your Tablet provides educators with simple, easy steps to implement tablet technology with the Common Core Standards. I am encouraged to try the apps in this book. It makes the connection between modern technology and what teachers are already doing in the classroom seem seamless.”
—Michelle Strom, Language Arts Teacher
Fort Riley Middle School, KS

“Very practical. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are excellent for a book study or district that is moving towards tablet implementation.”
—David Fife, Vice Principal
Tweedsmuir Public School, London, Ontario, Canada

 
About the Author
 
Publisher's Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
1. There's an App for That!
Apps - An Overview  
How Will Apps Be Used?  
Finding the Right App  
App and File Management  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
2. Photography and Tablets
Visual Literacy  
Camera Basics  
Camera Apps  
Strategies for Classroom Use  
Activity Suggestions  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
3. Video and Tablets
Consuming and Creating Video  
Video Basics  
Video Apps  
Strategies for Classroom Use  
Activity Suggestions  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
4. Using Tablets to Enhance Speaking and Listening
Listening and Speaking - Skills for Life  
Audio Recording Basics  
Apps for Recording Audio  
Strategies for Classroom Use  
Activity Suggestions  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
5. Student Authors - Compose and Publish
The Case for Student Writing  
ePublishing - An Overview  
Tools and Apps for Writing and Publishing  
Tools and Apps for Publishing eBooks  
Apps for Reading eBooks  
Strategies for Classroom Use  
Activity Suggestions  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
6. QR Codes in the Classroom
QR Codes Defined  
Generating QR Codes  
Scanning QR Codes  
Strategies for Classroom Use  
Activity Suggestions  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
7. More Ideas for Creating Content
Drawing  
Screencasting  
Animating  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  
 
8. Incorporating Tablets Into Instruction
What's an Apptivity?  
Apptivity Planning  
In Summary  
Discussion Points  
Additional Resources  

Supplements

 

"Very practical for a classroom teacher. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are excellent for a book study or district that is moving towards tablet implementation."

David Fife, Vice Principal
Tweedsmuir Public School, London, Ontario, Canada

"The planning guide in Chapter 8 was especially helpful. It will provide a scaffold for teachers to help them plan lessons while at the same time reminding them of quality lesson design principles."

Kendra Hanzlik, Teacher/ Instructional Coach
Prairie Heights Elementary, Cedar Rapids, IA

"Creating Content With Your Tablet provides educators with simple, easy steps to implement tablet technology with the Common Core Standards. I am encouraged to try the apps in this book.  It makes the connection between modern technology and what teachers are already doing in the classroom seem seamless. "

Michelle Strom, Language Arts Teacher, NBCT
Fort Riley Middle School, Fort Riley, KS

“Susan is a master teacher whom I’ve personally watched as she guided experienced and inexperienced teachers and helped them learn how to incorporate tablet technology very effectively into a preschool environment. Creating Content With Your Tablet is just one more top-notch example of Susan’s skill as a teacher who provides clear, precise, targeted instruction with living examples for those who are trying to implement a new teaching tool. The Common Core State Standards for Literacy place a strong emphasis on content creation on the part of students. Teachers, with the help of authors like Susan Brooks-Young, will be empowered when they read her book to lead students to the level of content creation.”

Marsha Daniels, Director
South Central Service Cooperative, Camden, AR
Key features

Each chapter in Section II discusses one strategy for creating content using a tablet and includes a list of resources. Discussion questions which can be used in a variety of adult learning situations are also provided.

The final section of the book focuses on practical strategies for developing learning activities that rely on use of one or more mobile apps to create content. This chapter includes a discussion of general management concerns and provides a lesson planning model. Because this field is rapidly changing, the model is open-ended to insure applicability for some time to come.


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ISBN: 9781452271835
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