for English and Language Arts

Top 10 Must Have Technologies

Technology

Description

Supporting Documentation

Examples

E-reader apps

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These apps are used to read e-books; some allow reading of books in ePub and PFD formats.

Reader apps allow customization of fonts, page colors, and brightness; highlighting, note taking, book marking, sharing quotes via social networking apps, searching; voice-over; dictionary.

https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-ebook-reader-apps

Moon+ Reader - Android App Review - Best eBook Reader App for Android

How to Choose a Kindle

The Best Reading Apps on iPhone and Android 

Kindle (Android, iOS: Free)

Serial Box (Android, iOS)

tiReader (iOS: Free)

Libby by Overdrive (Android, iOS: Free)

FullReader (Android: Free)

KyBook 3 (iOS: Free)

Moon+ Reader (Android: Free)

FBReader (Android: Free)

Aldiko (Android, iOS: Free)

Marvin 3 (iOS: Free)

iBooks (iOS)

Blue Fire (iOs, Android, and Windows)

Libby by Overdrive (Android, iOS: Free)

Piktochart

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Design simple or complex multimodal posters, infographics, and flyers that contain images, text, and/or multimedia using templates that are ready-made or customized from scratch.

Multimedia include videos, maps, and charts.

Piktochart is versatile with a variety of text structures, including both narrative and nonfiction information.It is exportable into a variety of formats (e.g., PDF, JPEG, and PNG or web link).

https://piktochart.com/

https://piktochart.com/video-tutorials/

Piktochart Demo: Create Beautiful Visuals Using Piktochart

How to Create a PERFECT Image Frame in Piktochart

How to Create ANY Image Gallery Layout

Timeline:

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How to:

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International Children’s Digital Library Free Books for Children (ICDL)

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The largest collection of free children’s books.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/06/free-ebooks-for-children.html

How to use the International Children's Digital Library website

 

Books in multiple languages and summaries in English are sourced from more than 60 countries.

It holds thousands of books and is completely free.

 

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

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The DPLA brings together collections “in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.”

https://guides.lib.fsu.edu/DPLA

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/02/digital-public-library-america-dpla

https://www.theverge.com/2013/4/3/4178980/how-the-digital-public-library-of-america-hopes-to-build-a-real

https://cyber.harvard.edu/node/95550

Access to materials, many of them primary sources, are available on the website through a search engine, in exhibitions, by place, and by date.

 

https://dp.la/

iBook Author (iOS)

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Software allows teachers and students to create and publish books for iPad and Mac.


Multimedia elements—such as photo galleries, videos, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, charts, and math expressions—augment the textual elements of the book that you create.

https://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/

 

https://www.raywenderlich.com/2767-how-to-make-an-ebook-with-ibooks-author-tutorial#toc-anchor-004

 

Apple iBooks Author Tour

Create an Interactive Book With iBooks Author

https://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/digital-transitions/how-create-ibook-using-ibook-author-app

Creating Study Cards

Creating Interactive Quizzes

Image Galleries

Adding Interactive Images

Video Widget

From <https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/5-awesome-examples-of-how-students-can.html>

Evernote

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This app allows users to easily type written notes, save files, take photos, record audio, save web pages (including text, images, and links).

https://evernote.com

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote&hl=en_US

 

10 Reasons why You Should Be Using Evernote in 2019

 

Working With Evernote | Back To Basics 01 | Setting Up Notebooks

Working With Evernote | Back To Basics 02 | Stacking Notebooks

Working With Evernote | Back To Basics 03 | Tagging

Working With Evernote | Back To Basics 04 | The Web Clipper

Working With Evernote | Back To Basics 05 | Searching Notes

https://evernote.com/blog/38-things-you-should-save-in-evernote/

Stay on Top of Your Projects
Scan and Manage Receipts and Bills
Save Your Kindle Highlights
Back Up Your Favorite Instagram Photos
Keep a Media List

From <https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-use-evernote/>

 

VoiceThread

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VoiceThread is a cloud-based application that allows users to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos.

https://voicethread.com/

 

Creating a VoiceThread

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.VoiceThread&hl=en_US

Voicethread example

Vocabulary Spelling City

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This is an interactive, game-based website and mobile app providing students with different games focused on word study practice, helping spelling and vocabulary development.

https://www.spellingcity.com/

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spellingcity.VocabularySpellingCity&hl=en_US

 

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/vocabularyspellingcity/id538407602

VocabularySpellingCity App Preview

Microsoft Photo Story

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User-friendly photo presentation tool can be used for digital storytelling and multimodal forms of writing.

 

Students plan and organize their story, locate and arrange images, add text to the story, and enhance it with multimedia such as audio and music, thereby creating a multimodal text.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/video/photo-story-automatically-generates-stylized-story-compilations-for-easy-sharing/

 

https://download.cnet.com/Photo-Story-3-for-Windows/3000-12511_4-10339154.html

 

Microsoft Photo Story 3

Photo Story Example

Google Docs

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Part of G Suite, this cloud-based word processor can be used for writing workshop (drafting, editing, revising, and peer review).

https://www.google.com/docs/about/

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.docs&hl=en_US

 

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-docs-sync-edit-share/id842842640

 

Google Docs in Plain English

https://developers.google.com/docs/api/samples