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BookWidgets

If you are in an iPad school, you’ll want to take a look at BookWidgets.

BookWidgets is a super easy (no programming required) way to create interactive elements to share with learners on their iPads.

A widget library presents more than thirty customizable options and a wizard talks the user through widget building.  Among the options are exit slips, worksheets, timelines, maps, an assortment of classic learning games, surveys, flashcards, media players and carousels and embedding tools.  You add your own content in the form of text images, questions.  You may share your finished widget as a link or embed it on any website.  Analytics allow teachers to track and assess user activity.

You may also browse tScreen Shot 2016-01-22 at 4.11.27 PMhrough widget examples by subject.

BookWidgets plays nice with other educational apps, including iTunes U, iBooks Author, and Explain Everything.

Here’s a wonderful opportunity for librarians to to co-teach and co-create with classroom teachers.

This little teaser shares an overview of activity types.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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