storywriting

iPad Apps to enhance learning – Episode 3

Getting creative with Book Creator’: Episode 3 in the ‘Apps to enhance learning’ series available online today.

Following on from the highly acclaimed first series of iPad video tutorials, ‘Getting to know your iPad‘, we are delighted to launch our second series: ‘Apps to enhance learning‘. Each tutorial will focus on a specific App and demonstrate why, plus a bit of how, you would use it to enhance the learning experience. Our third tutorial is called ‘Getting creative with Book Creator’. If you missed our other episodes click here to catch up.

iPad Apps to enhance learning – Episode 2

Getting creative with Puppet Pals’: Episode 2 in the ‘Apps to enhance learning’ series available online today.

Following on from the highly acclaimed first series of iPad video tutorials, ‘Getting to know your iPad‘, we are delighted to launch our second series: ‘Apps to enhance learning‘. Each tutorial will focus on a specific App and demonstrate why, plus a bit of how, you would use it to enhance the learning experience. Our second tutorial is called ‘Getting creative with Puppet Pals’. If you missed our first episode, ‘Getting creative with iMovie’, click here to catch up.

One Day Digital – free digital design opportunity for 13-16 year olds

One Day DigitalPlease share this with your students…

(click on the poster image on the left to download and share)

Are you 13-16 years old? Would you like to design and make your own app? website? animation? game? or try our a 3D printer?

Mozilla, BBC, STV, Young Rewired State, Coder Dojo and others are offering a FREE Saturday design and make session on the 30th of March in Edinburgh.

The only Edinburgh session with spaces left is Digital Storytelling Techniques with STV: Are you a budding journalist? Come along and take part in this session hosted by STV to find out more about the digital story-telling techniques they use to deliver the news. Timelines, maps, streams and info-graphics are used every day to help inform viewers, in this session you will use these tools to tell your story. Click here now to book your space before the session is full.

There are also other sessions taking place throughout March in Dundee, Aberdeen and Glasgow and there are spaces available on a number of different sessions, so if you can travel have a look and see what’s available.

http://www.nesta.org.uk/

Teaching Trailers – resources from Film Education

 

 

Teaching Trailers is a fantastic resource from Film Education. Film Education provides award-winning teaching resources, teacher training and cinema based events which support the use of film within the curriculum.

A trailer is a taster of a film in its entirety, and as such can be an extremely useful teaching tool for helping young people gain a better understanding of persuasive language, narrative and genre. Each term, a new set of trailers is made available by Film Education for use in the classroom with accompanying lesson plans, ideas on integrating the resource into your literacy and ICT planning, background information on the trailer and online interactive content. Resources are available for both primary and secondary pupils. Sign up for Film Education’s mailing list and you will receive the free Teaching Trailers (Primary or Secondary) CD-ROM each time a new resource is released.

Edinburgh Libraries App

Use the Edinburgh Libraries App to search the catalogue, find the nearest library, log in to your account and renew books and scan in your library card to use at the library. You can also scan the barcode of any book and the App will search the catalogue to see if there is a copy you can reserve.

Available on both Apple iOS and Android devices.

Library2go – Edinburgh City Libraries

Edinburgh City Libraries have introduced ‘Library2go’, 24 hour access to hundreds of eBooks and audio books for free to read or listen to on your computer or mobile device. All you need is your library card, bar code number and pin number. (You may have to visit your local library and ask for your membership to be changed to include eBook usage.)

Up to 5 books can be checked out on to your device for 7, 14 or 21 days. Once the lending period has expired the book will check itself back in to the library – you don’t have to do anything.

You can access eBooks via ‘OverDrive’ on your computer (click here for info) or on an iOS or Android device by installing the appropriate app. iOS Device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) click here, Android device click here.