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Robotics at SSIS

Last year we decided to add Robotics to our Middle School Technology offerings. I was given the freedom to choose the tool for this class. As we have taught Scratch here for the past seven years I was hoping to find something that would allow us to make “robots” but also allow the students to use their Scratch […]

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File Upload Widget

I was looking on the Bookery for a way to have students upload their Scratch projects to me from within their class iBook. Didn’t find anything and I thought about using JotForm. Using JotForm I created a file upload form. When the form was created I linked it to my Dropbox account. Then from the Embed […]

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Quiz Widgets

Been a while since I’ve added to my Personal Professional Development goal of learning more about how I can use iBook Author in the classroom so I thought I would look at BookWidgets. I have used the quiz widget found in BookWidgets to add quick formative assessments to my class iBook. BookWidgets has  number of other widget […]

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Student iBook Sample

Along with an exploration of iBook Author I am interested in what students can do with this application. The video below shows a student that can: use Keynote create a Keynote widget for iBook author animate with Hype create an animated video and add it to iMovie to add an audio track use Hype to embed Youtube […]

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A Widget With Two iframes

One more nice thing about using Hype to create your iBook Author widgets is that you can combine different resources. This would have been useful with the flipped classroom I used two years ago. As I was showing iBook author to a colleague she liked the idea of having everything in one space for the students. […]

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