Who we are.Joelle AlcaidinhoIndependent Educational Technology ConsultantTwitter & Pinterest @joelle_writesADN @joellehttp://www.joellewrites.comMelissa TechmanSchool Librarian @ Albemarle County Public Schools, VA.Twitter & Pinterest: @mtechmanADN @mtechmanhttp://mtechman.wordpress.com/
Students as Authors: Connected Learning NWP, Online Study Space http://connect.nwp.org/online-learning-connected-learning/ Mimi Ito, DML Central Report 1st in series of reports on Connected Learning http://dmlhub. net/sites/default/files/Connected_Learning_report.pdfImages: davidrumsey.com; Aerbook Paris guide: David W. Siu
How digital literacy fits with maker culture● More opportunities for negotiation when writing, mixing on the web● Reinforce and align with open resources● Building fluid understanding of context● Permeability - creative design needs thinking made visible
Writing & makingOpportunities for students to:● Make thinking visible● Make useful products● Solve authentic issues● See the value of writing● Articulate narrative and design decisions● Model and share prototyping● Gain deeper understanding of habits of mindImage via Instructables.com user sajusa99
Quick & simple toolsPiclits● Piclits.com● Drag words or type (freestyle).● Useful for very short summaries or character description. Quick comprehension check.
Quick and simple toolsBookr● http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/● Grades 2 and up.● Use Safari or Chrome (WebKit)● Choose Flickr images, add simple text, get URL.● Low on features, cant edit after publishing, no font changes or image re-sizing, etc.● Perfect for a fast, short product.
Bookr4th graders 10 pg eBook made with Bookr
Made with Book Creator
SimpleBook Creator on iPad● Requires iPad running iOS 5.0 (some features require 6.0 or later)● Complete a project start to finish on the iPad● WYSIWYG Interface● Creates fixed layout ePubs● $4.99 US 50% in VPP program
Book Creator app
More AdvancedPages & iBooks Author● Require a Mac running @ least 10.7.4● Fairly WYSIWYG, some programming knowledge may be required● Following the template in Pages is a bit of a must, very easy to diverge from = errors● Pages makes free flowing ePubs which are suitable for a variety of ePub readers● iBooks Author creates fixed layout which is suitable for iBooks on iPad only
iBooks Authorhttp://staffsites.caj.or.jp/ringulsrud/Classof2021/HistoryofBooks.pdf4th graders: History of Books and Libraries
Quite AdvancedHTML5 + Newsstand or Solo Book App● Supports, text, video, audio, & animation● Need basic HTML & CSS knowledge● Need an editor to write your pages like TextMate, iWeb, Dreamweaver or Rapidweaver● Xcode!● WYSIWYG Alternatives: Aerbook & 29th St Publishing● Publishing to the App Store will require an iTunes Connect & iOS Developer Account
eBook Publishing ServicesAerbookWeb-based cloud publishing, lots of features, can export as KF8, iBooks,HTML5, as mobile app; one button build for iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook tablet apps.
Quite AdvancedNewsstand● Content lives inside of the Newsstand app on iOS devices● Although they dont look like it, theyre apps● Requires Xcode + content (HTML or ePUB)● Subscriptions & servers● iOS Developer Account + iTunes Connect● Baker eBook Framework 4.0 (open source)● Newsstand Publishers like 29th St Publishing
Trends● Credentializing learning - badges one example● Hybridization of maker/writer spaces: places for co-creation; linking of physical and virtual arenas● Home-grown MOOCs, #etmooc● Buying & distributing books is challenging, one reason why schools opt to make their own.● Schools leverage MDM to distribute eBooks made in house to their iOS devices.
Connecting virtual & real worldsMitch Resnick, in 1/29/13 TEDx "Lets teach kids to code"
Creativity with Digital Publishing● Graphic novels● DIY math textbooks● Science logs● Selling & sharing eBooks with the world● Mixed media storytelling● Enhances school community● Student curators● Research● Infographics
Storytelling with data & beyond● Students need access to examples and experts.● Provide and require "think alouds".● Lots of opportunities to edit, integrate.image http://style.org/tapestry/ NYT Science Writer Richard Corum
People to Follow@wfryer Wes Fryer@buffyjhamilton Buffy Hamilton@langwitches Silvia Tolisano@janeinjava Jane Ross@storytellin outstanding Delicious bookmarks@lizcastro Elizabeth Castro@fuglefun Tricia Fuglestad
People to FollowNational Writing Projectmembers:@poh Paul Oh@hickstro Troy Hicks@seecantrill Christina Cantrill Linking a Dropbox folder to a site without a student login. Tip from Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun
Learn More● http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/● http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to- easily-make-your-own-eb-156395● http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168? viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US● http://www.apple.com/support/ibooksauthor● Vicki Saumells list of apps, sites http://goo. gl/fd5yw
Resources/ResearchBelshaw, Doug. "Why We Need a Learning Standard for Web Literacy | DMLcentral." DMLcentral. N.p., 18Feb. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. <http://dmlcentral.net/blog/doug-belshaw/why-we-need-learning-standard-web-literacy>.Eisner, Nadene, Nell Fleming, Nicole Kaffel, and Janet Vogel. "Research Supporting Digital Storytelling."Digital Storytelling. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. <http://courseweb.lis.illinois.edu/~jevogel2/lis506/research.html>. Digest of research on effects of digital storytelling onreading comprehension as well as motivation.Forthcoming: Hicks, Troy. Crafting Digital Writing. http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04696.aspxKajder, S.B. (2006). Bringing the Outside In: Visual Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers. Portland, ME:Stenhouse Publishers.Purcell, Kristin, and Lee Rainie. "Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project." HowTeens Do Research in the Digital World. Pew Research Center, 1 Nov. 2012. Web. 04 Mar. 2013.