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Empowering Creators to Become Published Authors

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Participate and share : Poster

Maria Montemayor  
Nora Olivo  
Alberto Valdes  

Explore several tools and apps to integrate tech into your classroom that will empower your students to demonstrate authentic knowledge and become unique authors.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Pages https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pages/id361309726
Book Creator - app.bookcreator.com
Chrome browser and Google / Microsoft account
Topic: Student agency, choice & voice
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education, World languages
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Facilitator
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to explore different powerful authoring tools for students such as Book Creator and Pages, in order for students to be empowered and publish their own digital books when working on a BYOD or 1:1 setting, either in hybrid, online or presence model.

Outline

5 min -Introductions
10 min - Share about the importance of students authoring
20 min - Highlight the differences and uniqueness of several online tools and apps for authoring students knowledge
10 min - Share students sample projects
15 min - Reflect about the best ways of sharing and publishing a digital book.

Supporting research

Students as eBook Authors
https://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/2014/articles/Authentic-Authors-with-ePubs

Putting publishing into the hands of students
https://bookcreator.com/2013/09/putting-publishing-hands-students/

#BringCreativity newsletter
https://bookcreator.com/2019/08/bringcreativity-newsletter-august-2019/

All About Pages
https://www.apple.com/pages/

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Presenters

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Maria Montemayor, Euroamerican School of Monterrey

María Montemayor is a 1st grade teacher at Euroamerican School of Monterrey. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Book Creator Ambassador and Seesaw Ambassador and has given PD workshops for teachers on how to effectively integrate applications such as Book Creator, Clips, iMovie into the classroom, among others. María is a passionate teacher who loves to integrate technology in the classroom to enhance creativity and innovation to her students. Project-based learning, curriculum integration, and balanced literacy are some of the skills she strives to develop in his students.

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Nora Olivo, Euroamerican School of Monterrey

Technology integration specialist who supports K-2 teachers to integrate technology. Work alongside Kindergarten through 2nd grade students and design new and engaging lessons and resources to integrate technology tools into the school curriculum. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator, Book Creator, and Seesaw Ambassador. I enjoy learning the use of new applications, their features, and finding new ways of integrating technology into the curriculum of the different grade levels in which I work. I am the co-producer and host of the podcast "Charlas EDUCreativas. "

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Alberto Valdes, EDUCreative Coaching

Alberto Valdes is a Technology Integration Specialist and is responsible for supporting teachers in the effective integration of technology in the classrooms as well as designing and implementing professional development for different schools in Mexico. He's an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning, Book Creator Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador & Google Certified Innovator. He's the creator of the .EDU Conference in Monterrey, Mexico.

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