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Keeping reader interest when posting long stories to a blog

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Started by Monika Kern 13 Jun 2014 6:17pm () Replies (6)

Hi there,

this questions covers both GAFE and Chromebooks so I am posting it in both groups.

At one of my schools, since the introduction of 1:1 Chromebooks for y4-8, some students' writing has 'gone through the roof'. The teachers have been inserting student writing into the student blog, but we are looking at more innovative ways of doing so as the length of text has some readers loose interest.

One of the options we are looking at is using a site like Youblisher (new to me via the wonderful Barbara Reid) to create flipbooks to embed into the blogs. For this you require PDFs; how do students on a Chromebook easily create a PDF from a GDoc, please?

We will also experiment with WeVideo, with Movenote, we have had a look at some iPad apps (but that adds a few more steps to the process we felt - maybe we are wrong?). What else can you recomment to make our stories more engaging when we embed them into the blog?

Many thanks for your suggestions!!!

Monika

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