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How to Re-Engage Students in Reading with an iPad


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This presentation identifies ways to use the iPad to re-engage your students in reading. We'll look at different apps and resources that are available to integrate note taking and annotating into your reading lessons, too.

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How to Re-Engage Students in Reading with an iPad

  1. 1. 1 Using a Tablet to Re-Engage Students in Reading Bringing students back to books, on the iPad
  2. 2. 2 SESSION OVERVIEW Reading on the iPad Native: iBooks and the iBook store Adds: Kindle Reader & Google Play (Books) Extensions: Curriculet and Subtext Note Taking: Native App and Evernote Workshop: Build an interactive text
  3. 3. 3 iBooks and the iBookstore Texts for the iPad—some are basic, others have immersive features.
  4. 4. 4 FICTION: Poe’s “Tell Tale Heart” Free version from the iBook store (from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 2) Highlight words and take notes
  5. 5. 5 PRIMARY SOURCES: Emancipation Proclamation Free version of the Emancipation Proclamation from the iBook store
  6. 6. 6 Emancipation Proclamation, iBook Focused Here’s a text created for the iBook, including interactive galleries and other features.
  7. 7. 7 STEAM: Exploring Space And another—let’s look at the widgets in this one.
  8. 8. 8 Kindle on the iPad A free Kindle app gives you access to titles available though Amazon’s Kindle platform. Download the App, and purchases through Amazon’s Kindle section are loaded to your iPad.
  9. 9. 9 Google Play Books App on the iPad
  10. 10. 10 Curriculet Web-Based Annotation “Layer” Maker
  11. 11. 11 Subtext Free App with streamlined Google Drive interface
  12. 12. 12 Note-Taking: Evernote (and Skitch) • Build a digital scrapbook on a topic. • Here’s one on the Tell-Tale Heart. • Sync notes to your computer and iPad. • Use Skitch to add drawings.
  13. 13. 13 WORKSHOP Build an iPad text in Curriculet or Subtext. • Is the activity for the whole class? • Is it for small-group enrichment? • Will it use only text or other media? • Do you need note-taking integration? • Will it be a wrap-up activity or assessment?
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