Posts Tagged "process"

Year 12: Better (bonus: twins!)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Samples | 3 comments

Tomorrow I start my twelfth year of teaching. This is going to be a HUGE year for me, for lots of reasons, but I might as well get the most important reason out up front: Yeah. My wife is expecting twins, who should arrive, if all goes according to plan, sometime in December. So there’s that. I’m super-excited. Life is going to change in ways that both amaze and terrify me, but I’m very much looking forward to meeting my children. To answer the question now: No, we don’t know their genders. We’ll find out in December. But that’s NOT what this post is really about. It’s about the work. Year 12. Year 4 as an Instructional...

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Building Digital Texts on the iPad

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Mixes | 2 comments

Below I’ve embedded my slide deck for my six-hour workshop I’m presenting tomorrow at the MTA Summer Conference on Building Digital Texts on the iPad. Six hours. Solo....

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Reading ePub documents on your iOS device or Computer

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Mixes | 2 comments

Later this week I should be posting lots of student projects from this year that I haven’t had a chance to post yet! Many of the projects this year were created in Book Creator for iPad, which creates an ePub file, which is an electronic book format. The advantage of the electronic book format is that it allows students to insert audio and video into their books. The negative is that there aren’t many options for how you can read those books. Up until a couple of months ago, your only option was using iBooks on an iOS device. Now, fortunately, there’s another option on the computer. This post will describe both ways of reading student work created...

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#edcamp is turning 3: a shared responsibility

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Mixes | 7 comments

We’re in the thick of the spring Edcamp season right now, and just weeks away from Edcamp’s big third birthday. Next weekend I’m thrilled to be a part of the organizing committee yet again for Edcamp Boston. But something’s been brewing in my mind for some time, and this post here definitely helped crystallize my thoughts and spurred me to writing. Here’s the deal: people all over the place have been saying they love Edcamp. Lots of people are looking for support in rolling their own in their neck of the woods. Which is awesome, and why we created the Edcamp Foundation. But Edcamp itself is bigger than the Foundation. It’s all of us,...

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Creating Graphic Novels in First Grade

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Samples | 0 comments

Pine Glen Library & Technology Center » Creating Graphic Novels in First Grade. As a long-time comic book reader, I really enjoyed doing this project. Follow the link to see the process for creating these. Pine Glen Graphic Novel Issue...

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