[VIDEO] Subtext for iPad: Digital Book Discussions
Subtext is a great free iPad app that I recently learned about from my Ed Tech Teacher colleague Greg Kulowiec. The list of the things that you can do with Subtext is quite impressive, but the basic purpose is to provide a place for teachers and students to have digital book discussion.
(by Subtext Video)
- Helpful Tools
Here are three from the Reading section:
- Read 2 Me: For those who have difficulty reading, apps like Read 2 Me can be a godsend. The app comes complete with an entire library of texts, all of which can be read out loud.
- Read2Go: If you use DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) books in your classroom, Read2Go is one of the best and most accessible ways to read those books on iOS.
- AppWriter: Designed with reading and writing disabilities in mind, this text editor for iPad integrates numerous accessibility features into standard text editing functionality.
An awesome overview. I’ve included three below. Click through for the rest!Assessment is…
- Authentic (less academic)
Seamlessly transfers to physical and digital domains of learner, with useful artifacts, products, and applications in the “real world”
- Frequent & Formative (less intermittent and summative)
A climate of assessment that yields simple data digestible to all stakeholders–including the teacher
- Fluid and/or Project-Based (less obsessed with standards and “proficiency”)
“Fluid” assessment provides a constant stream from a wide variety of sources and forms. This is possible in Problem-based, Challenge-based, or Community-Based projects that reward innovation, risk-taking, self-awareness, and inductive thinking patterns