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Technology skill and young people

"...there is a  widespread popular belief that young people who have been raised int he digital age have a natural level of comfort and ability with technology.  this belief is beginning to be debunked by research.  Studies that measure information literacy skills, for example demonstrate that not all young people have an affinity for technology and that comfort with technology does not necessarily correlate with skill level.  Likewise, there is a well-documented concern with young adults' level of achievement in content areas such as science, technology, engineering, and math that are needed to fuel the future economy."  -- from: Young Adult Resources Today by Don Latham and Melissa Gross (2014) p.45

Apps to check out

Animoto - free. Used to create music videos

itellastory - audio recording and editing. Allows user to tell a story, add in audio recodings of sounds and background music.

Bookabi - can use supplied pictures/text/word bubbles to create a story or upload your own pictures to use instead.

Picturebook - more of the same (How to present? All together, with a critique?)

toontastic - story telling with comic application

songify - turns speech into music Reviews say it is expensive

autorap - turns speech into rap (Limited- in app purchases)  Reviews say it is expensive

Cloudon - allows you to work with Microsoft office productivity apps through Dropbox.

Word Foto

Timeline builder

Pic Collage

 

 

 

 

Web Tools