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Cultivating a Culture of Innovative Creators: iBooks & the CCSS

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Cultivating a Culture of Innovative Creators: iBooks & the CCSS

  1. 1. C U L T I V A T I N G A C U L T U R E O F I N N O V A T I V E C R E A T O R S : I B O O K S & T H E C C S S Rachel Diephouse Middle School Language Arts rachel@diephouse.com @racheldiep
  2. 2. What if… …we focused on community before the rules?
  3. 3. What if… …we involved students in our learning?
  4. 4. What if… …students had to work on something until it was ready to be published?
  5. 5. What if… …Creative Commons was a necessity, not a requirement?
  6. 6. What if… …we weren’t bound to textbook companies?
  7. 7. What if… …we collaborated to create something worth sharing?
  8. 8. What if… …we made our “what if’s” reality?
  9. 9. C U L T I V A T I N G A C U L T U R E O F I N N O V A T I V E C R E A T O R S : I B O O K S & T H E C C S S Rachel Diephouse Middle School Language Arts rachel@diephouse.com @racheldiep
  10. 10. Inspiration
  11. 11. Inspiration
  12. 12. Inspiration “Book Bored College Education Female Girl Learn” by PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay
  13. 13. But first… community!
  14. 14. V I S I O N
  15. 15. A few “guidelines”:
  16. 16. and a brief tour of iBooks Author & it’s capabilities
  17. 17. And got out of the way(ish)
  18. 18. creativity communication collaboration critical thinking
  19. 19. Reading
  20. 20. Reading
  21. 21. Reading
  22. 22. Writing
  23. 23. Writing
  24. 24. Writing
  25. 25. “I learned that you can learn a lot more from a book if you look between the pages.”
  26. 26. “I loved seeing everyone work together as one big team. Everyone’s work has really paid off.”
  27. 27. “I learned how important it is to communicate and cooperate with others. It helped that if something needed to be done, all you needed to do was talk.”
  28. 28. “I think we should definitely do it again. Plus we can learn more about different stuff that you wrote and other people wrote. :)”
  29. 29. “I enjoyed that people had free-range of what they wanted to do. That was special and showed who they are as a person. Also, I liked how when people like what they do, they are more open to others’ ideas.”
  30. 30. “In the beginning, I thought we were just doing it to help later classes understand A Christmas Carol more, but actually learning, actually teaching ourselves, helped even more than having you explain it to us and forgetting about it the next day.”
  31. 31. “I definitely enjoyed this process. I enjoyed that we had such an open assignment. Even though it was a lot of work, it was still a lot of fun. WE GOT TO MAKE OUR OWN IBOOK FOR GOODNESS SAKES!!!!!”
  32. 32. What if… …Twitter educators teamed up to make “textbooks”?
  33. 33. What if… …your class made an annotated novel?
  34. 34. What if… …you paired up with other classroom(s) to create the next best textbook?
  35. 35. What if… …you allowed your students to be real, published authors?
  36. 36. the solutions. Followers think and talk about

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