Transform students from content consumers to content creators!

This comprehensive guide gets to the heart of effective mobile technology use in today's classroom. Internationally recognized education expert Susan Brooks-Young provides manageable, research-based strategies to help teachers and administrators: Confidently plan and manage mobile technology activities across grade levels; Explore new uses and applications for multiple devices; Use rubrics and checklists to evaluate appropriate, cross-platform educational apps; Manage content-specific tablet use in learning centers or small groups; Tap student ingenuity and improve critical thinking skills

Time-saving tips cover a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more. Transform students from content consumers to content creators with this must-have resource!

“Creating Content With Your Tablet provides educators with simple, easy steps to implement tablet technology with the Common Core Standards. I am encouraged to try the apps in this book. It makes the connection between modern technology and what teachers are already doing in the classroom seem seamless.”

—Michelle Strom, Language Arts Teacher

Fort Riley Middle School, KS

“Very practical. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are excellent for a book study or district that is moving towards tablet implementation.”

—David Fife, Vice Principal

Tweedsmuir Public School, London, Ontario, Canada

Introduction
Introduction

You are probably wondering what qualifies me to write this book. I am a former classroom teacher and school administrator. I taught grades preK–8 and also served as an assistant principal, principal, and technology integration specialist (grades preK–12). Now I provide professional development and coaching focused on effective use of technology for teaching and learning to preK–12 educators around the world.

My first serious foray into mobile technology in classrooms was based on use of iPod Classics to share teacher-created podcasts and videos with preschool students and their parents. Apple's 2009 launch of the third generation iPod Touch expanded this work to incorporate touch technology in preK–12 education. Then, the original iPad was released on April 3, 2010. My first encounters with the iPad 1 ...

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