TarHeelReader.org – new features

Just a quick post, here's a short screen share showing off some of the new features of the new TarHeelReader.org.





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The New TarHeelReader


Any reader of this site will know how much I love TarHeelReader.org and Gary Bishop is releasing a big update.  The new Tar Heel Reader is available for testing.  The new Tar Heel Reader features an updated, easy to use interface, updated search, books are downloadable in ePub format, and much improved access on tablet and other mobile devices, see the entire announcement here.

I've tried out the site and am very impressed.  The access on mobile devices (I've tried on my iPhone and iPad 2) is very good, and now you can create books as well as read them.  You can even use your own images from Flickr.  If you use your email address in the editor's search bar i (Read more...)

ICE 2013 – Differentiation Using Cloud Apps

ICE 2013 is around the corner and it is time to register!  If you are in the Chicagoland area between Feb . 26 - Mar. 1 I encourage you to check out the the offerings.  I have been accepted to do a full day workshop - Differentiation Using Cloud Apps.  In this workshop we will explore apps like Evernote, TarHeel Reader and Google Docs to see how students can utilize the tools to be more successful. This full day workshop will give participants to use the tools and explore their features.

 I'll also be doing a breakout session on Thursday, Cloud Apps for Differentiation.  This session will take a look at the same apps from the full day workshop, but with only havin (Read more...)

Building an eBook Library


I've just gotten my first iPad in my classroom, and while I've been blogging about their potential for quite a while, I'm truly seeing their amazing possibilities.  One area I've found to be especially useful is in create an eBook library.

I've talked in the past about writing simple books with your students to help build your library (Stories in a New York Minute), what I want to talk about today is creating a digital library.  iBooks has the ability to work with ePub files, which means the files can include both images, audio & video embedded in the book.  I've recently started having my students create the books to include in this library.

We've been using an app c (Read more...)

Tarheelreader Update

One of my favorite websites to use with students Tarheelreader.org has made an exciting update!  Books created on the site will now play on iOS devices.  As of right now the books will play on any iOS device running the 4.2 version softw…

One of my favorite websites to use with students Tarheelreader.org has made an exciting update!  Books created on the site will now play on iOS devices.  As of right now the books will play on any iOS device running the 4.2 version software.  So this should work on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd & 4th Generation & iPad.  Due to an unfortunate Apple rule you have to touch the words to get them to be spoken out loud.  I don't have a device that this will work on, so I'd be interested to hear if anyone has tried it out!  You can check out the announcement here - iPad Speech Support.

Patrick

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Bridging the Literacy Gap

I had the opportunity to speak today at ATIA in Chicago.  My presentation was titled “Bridging the Literacy Gap”.  I have posted the prezi (one of my favorite tools!) for anyone to view – http://bit.ly/bridgingtheliteracygap.  Please fe…


I had the opportunity to speak today at ATIA in Chicago.  My presentation was titled "Bridging the Literacy Gap".  I have posted the prezi (one of my favorite tools!) for anyone to view - http://bit.ly/bridgingtheliteracygap.  Please feel free to view and share!

Patrick

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