Note: This blog entry is part of a series entitled, iPadifying the Writing Workshop.
- If you’re using the Book Creator app to create multimedia ePub ebooks–they contain student videos, audio recordings–then you will want to publish to GoogleDrive, Dropbox, or some online location that allows you to store ePubs.
- Then, get the “shared link”–that’s the link to the ePub file–and share it with you class via GoogleSites web page or Edmodo.
- When students or others click on the ePub file link shared from your favorite cloud storage location, they will be prompted to “Open In” and they can choose apps like iBooks, Readdle Documents app, or if they intend to edit/remix content, BookCreator.
If student work is created in PDF format, consider using the Paperport Notes or Evernote app to offer feedback on that PDF.
- To organize student work for PDFs, you could have students email PDFs of their written work to Evernote to your secret email access, ensuring they put @notebookname (for an existing notebook) in the Subject line, as follows:
- Subject: Title of Project @NotebookName #tag1
- If annotating in Evernote, you can record audio feedback to the student writer then share that note with the writer.
- PaperPort Notes (free iPad app) allows you to annotate PDFs. There are many PDF annotation apps, but PaperPort works quite well.
- Once you’ve annotated, you can share the annotated PDF file back to the student.
Apps like 30HandsLearning, iMovie, Tellagami, and the iPad’s Camera empower you to create video. You can share those videos in various places, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, and to a limited degree, GoogleDrive.
- After you create the video,
- Publish or send the video to your storage location of choice.
Collecting Student Ideas or Feedback on a Product:
- Use Edmodo to quickly collect student ideas via the iPad. It’s social media aspect enables easy sharing and polls.
iPadify Tip #5: Figure out the workflow for publishing and collecting student work ahead of time based on the app your students are using. If you want to get global feedback, consider publishing to a GoogleSites wiki announcement section (provides you with an RSS feed that others can subscribe to) that has comments turned on, a blog (e.g. Blogger, KidBlog are two possible choices) allowing comments, or Wikispaces.com site which features a discussion area.
Check out Miguel’s Workshop Materials online at http://mglearns.wikispaces.com