Join the eBook Creation Revolution

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These are slides to support Jason Neiffer's "Join the eBook Creation Revolution" at NCCE 2013 in Portland, Oregon, March 2013.

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Join the eBook Creation Revolution

  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/86399392@N00/109403231/ Joining the eBook Creation Revolution Jason Neiffer the University of Montana Montana Digital Academy Tech-Savvy Teacher Professional Development Group
  2. 2. Paperless Handouts http://2013.ncceconnect.org/F307http://www.flickr.com/photos/89306448@N00/5630711893/
  3. 3. Why do this?http://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/3631383255/
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7200789@N06/1460025318/
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7200789@N06/1460025318/
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7200789@N06/1460025318/
  7. 7. Number of USadults utilizingeBook readersdoubled in 2012...
  8. 8. For every 100paperbacks sold,Amazon sells114eBooks ...
  9. 9. In 2012, eBooksales increasedby188%
  10. 10. So what?http://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/3631383255/
  11. 11. to encourage literacy, education must embrace eBooks andhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/2452896467/ electronic reading
  12. 12. Make
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28158686@N08/2815189934/
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66893217@N00/4339778445/
  15. 15. three things to know about eBooks
  16. 16. formats varyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/13151086@N00/2428174133/
  17. 17. many authoring choices existhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/49503155065@N01/410446108/
  18. 18. there is amarket here
  19. 19. Occams razor
  20. 20. Among competinghypothesis, the oneOccams razorthat makes thefewest assumptionsshould be selected...
  21. 21. Occams educationaltechnology planning rule
  22. 22. Among competingtechnologies, the one Occams educationalthat makes thecreates the fewest technology planning rulehurdles should beselected... at first... :)
  23. 23. Option 1:PowerPoint
  24. 24. 1. Use PowerPoint (or KeyNote or GooglePresentations or OpenOffice Presenter) tocreate slides, adding audio or even video clips.2. Avoid using ANY template... use a blankwhite page instead to avoid the PowerPointlook.3. Export as a PDF (flat books) or in aPowerPoint format; readable by anyone withPowerPoint.
  25. 25. Resources:http://jasonlinks.net/dhttp://jasonlinks.net/e
  26. 26. 1. On most home and labcomputers2. Free versions available3. Very familiar platform PowerPoint 1. Too easy to be formulaic and boring 2. Limited to PowerPoint format
  27. 27. Option 2: Pages + Calibre
  28. 28. 1. Download the excellent template providedby Apple. http://jasonlinks.net/c2. Book can include media!3. Export the final version as an ePub(readable by most eBook readers but NOT theKindle).4. Use the conversion program Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) to convert to otherformats, including the Kindle format.5. Distribute the file, including throughAmazon, iBooks Store, Nook Store, etc.
  29. 29. 1. On most home and labcomputers.2. Free versions available.3. Very familiar platform. Pages and Calibre 1. On most home and lab computers. 2. Free versions available. 3. Very familiar platform.
  30. 30. Option 3: iBooks Author
  31. 31. 1. Download iBooks Author from the Appstore (free!).2. Export to PDF to share with almost alleReaders (lacks interactivity focus). File canbe distributed via email/website/etc.3. Export to iBooks Format to share with iPadand iPad Mini. File can be distributed viaiTunes to iPads, or published through theiBooks Store.
  32. 32. 1. Amazing, free platform for creatingmedia-based books.2. Great opportunities for interactivity.3. Seamless integration with Appleecosystem. iBooks Author 1. Author is Mac only. 2. Best products are iPad only.
  33. 33. Option 4: There’s anAPP for that...
  34. 34. Resources:Creative Book Builder:http://jasonlinks.net/fBook Creator for iPad:http://jasonlinks.net/g
  35. 35. 1. Intuitive, manipulatable interfacethat is loved by kids and adults.2. Cheap innovative platform.3. Made specifically for the Appleecosystem but publishes standardformat. Apps 1. Tablets are difficult for long text processing. 2. The apps are functional, but lack advanced features.
  36. 36. First step: Embrace the technology yourself !http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/3305732733/

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