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Transcript for the 2/16/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 2/16/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the February 16, 2014 #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s topic: An Informal Roundup of All the DIY App Creation Tools. Remember: join us every Sunday night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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#storyappchat Transcript for 11/17/13

#storyappchat Transcript for 11/17/13

#storyappchat transcript for November 17, 2013. Topic for this one was Launch Day: What to Do to Maximize the Chances for Success Right Out of the Gate!

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Transcript for the Nov. 10, 2013 #storyappchat

Transcript for the Nov. 10, 2013 #storyappchat

Transcript for the November 10, 2013 #storyappchat, a weekly Twitter party where we get together to discuss all things related to creating storybook apps for kids. This chat’s topic was “Supporting the Partner on a Deadline” and was guest hosted by Annie Fox.

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Transcript for the November 3, 2013 #storyappchat

Transcript for the November 3, 2013 #storyappchat

Transcript for the November 3, 2013 #storyappchat, a weekly Twitter party where we gather to discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s chat was about the new iPads just released by Apple. Join us every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific.

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Transcript for the October 6, 2013 #storyappchat

Transcript for the October 6, 2013 #storyappchat

Transcript for the October 6, 2013 edition of #storyappchat. The topic was the iPhone 5 and iOS7. Ours is a weekly Twitter party where we talk about all things related to creating storybook apps for kids. Join us each Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Pacific/9:00 p.m. Eastern!

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Transcript for 9/22/13

Transcript for 9/22/13

Transcript for the September 22, 2013 #storyappchat. Tonight we welcomed Adam Winsor [@drawbeard on Twitter] who has just come off of a successful Kickstarter campaign and had some wisdom to share with us.

Remember, we chat every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific–join us!

Transcript for the 8/25/13 #storyappchat: Writing Lesson Plans Featuring Your Story App

Last night we discussed the logistics of putting together a lesson plan, and why a content creator would want to do so. Here is one brief framework for authoring a lesson plan:

Grade/Class: cite the targeted grade here (i.e. Fifth Grade)

Subject Area(s): ELA, mathematics, science, etc.

Lesson Topic: title reflecting the topic

Suggested Learning Outcome(s): detail what the students will Know, Understand or be able to Do as a result of this lesson

Common Core OR State Learning Standard(s): list the specific standards this lesson is designed to address (CCSS available for perusal here)

Learner Prior Knowledge/Learner Background Experiences: these can come from the standards for the prior year

Materials and Resources Needed: specific listing of all the items needed to carry out the lesson (paper, pencils, smart board, etc.), including the name of your book or app

Suggested Teaching Strategies: these are the specifics of carrying out the lesson plan, including Anticipatory Strategies (Background Knowledge), Developmental Strategies and Concluding Strategies

Assessment: how will the students be evaluated on their understanding of the material covered in this lesson?

EC accommodations/modifications to strategies or assessments: detail any necessary considerations for exceptional children as seen in the typical classroom (ADHD, ASD, HAG, etc.)

Resources Used to Create This Lesson Plan: mention any books, videos, websites or other resources you consulted to put this lesson plan together, including a link to your app

Here are the links I shared:

A site with free lesson plan templates, and another similar one

Discovery Education’s bank of free lesson plans

Google’s monster database of free lesson plans

Free Gradebook and lesson plan software from Google

Hundreds of free lesson plans from the International Reading Association

A free web-based software package that generates lesson plans, and another one that incorporates CCSS

Some tips for writing lesson plans:

Five Secrets for Writing Great Lesson Plans

About.com: How to Write a Lesson Plan

Principles from Colorado State University, including a sample lesson plan format

While the up-front work of creating a custom lesson plan may seem daunting, it’s really not a big deal and ultimately it will help sell storybook apps!

The transcript for the chat appears at Storify here. Do plan to join us for the next chat, on Sunday, September 8!