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Creating eBooks on the iPad

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Teachers will be surprised how easy it is to use the iPad to create the books and publish them. This presentation will sort through the many apps that can create eBooks with and without audio and …

Teachers will be surprised how easy it is to use the iPad to create the books and publish them. This presentation will sort through the many apps that can create eBooks with and without audio and guide you to the best for your needs. We will look at examples of student books from a variety of grades and learn simple ways to create both individual and collaborative books as well as books with rich multimedia content. We'll discuss best ways to manage eBook projects in your classroom and also take a brief look at how iBooks Author can help you create multitouch books for iPads.


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  • 1. EMPOWERING STUDENT AUTHORS: Karen Bosch K - 8 Technology Instruction Southfield Christian School Southfield, Michigan http://tinyurl.com/ipadcreate eBook Creation and Publication
  • 2. ABOUT OUR IPADS Southfield Christian School High School - one to one iPads Elementary and Middle School - shared carts
  • 3. Presentation Resource Link: Karen Bosch kbosch@southfieldchristian.org Twitter: @karlyb http://tinyurl.com/ipadcreate
  • 4. TRADITIONAL PUBLICATION in the classroom
  • 5. Text Audio Drawing Photography Video Internet/Research Why iPads for eBooks creation? ALL IN ONE SOLUTION!
  • 6. EBOOKS = THE POWER OF TEXT + IMAGE + SOUND
  • 7. Creativity Collaboration Publication Why iPads for eBook Creation? TRANSFORM ATIVE! Go beyond the laminated booklet on the class bookshelf!
  • 8. Use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing including collaboration with peers with multimedia components (graphics, sound, video) in presentations. eBook Creation and the Common Core
  • 9. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Use copyright friendly images, especially if you plan to publish your book! ‣Save to camera roll ‣http://pics.tech4learning.com/ ‣http://www.morguefile.com/ ‣https://openclipart.org Images for Books - online Note: I put icons on our iPads that connects to these websites
  • 10. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Photograph student work and art with your iPad! ‣Scan student work - email to your iPad Images for Books
  • 11. Images for Books - Drawing Apps ‣Drawing Box (free/paid) ‣Drawing Pad (paid) add text ‣Doodle Buddy (free) - also add text! ‣Hello Crayons (free) - great for early elementary ‣Tayasui Sketches (free/in app purchases) good for older students ‣Flip Ink (paid) - very intuitive, great for older students BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 12. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Scribble Press (paid) - geared for kids with templates, text, clipart, and drawing tools! Option to share to iBooks, their online gallery, or can order actual book. Must have account. ‣Story Patch (paid) - share pdf via email ‣Paper Desk (free) - notebook app ‣Bookpress (free) - publish online books ‣Keynote (free/paid) - think creatively about how you use this presentation maker/viewer! Book Creators - no audio
  • 13. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Scribble Press (paid) - geared for kids with templates, text, clipart, and drawing tools! Great options to share including opening in iBooks, read online, download as ePub or PDF, or buy a physical book! Link to Liam’s story
  • 14. Bookpress (free) ‣Must create account to use. ‣Use template or customize. Flexible usage of text. Add photos from camera, camera roll, or clipart. No audio recording. ‣Share to their cloud or via email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Can also purchase physical copy of book. ‣Read book in app or online. BOOK CREATION APPS BookPress example link
  • 15. Pages Now available free on new iOS device purchases!! (paid on older devices) Can choose to send completed documents to other many apps including iBooks, Dropbox, Explain Everything, and various notebook apps. BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 16. How to Send Pages to iBooks BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 17. Advantages of iBooks • Close reading • Definitions • Highlight • Take notes • Speak Text BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 18. How to Turn on Talking Text (to speak when highlighted): Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech > Speak Selection BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 19. Comic Book Creators ‣PhotoComic (paid) ‣Comic Book (paid) ‣Comic Life (paid) BOOK CREATION APPS (No clipart)
  • 20. Comics Head ‣Comics Head (free lite/full version paid) Create comics with a wide collection of cartoon characters, backgrounds, and props, can also add your own photos. BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 21. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Haiku Deck (free) - presentation maker ‣Search for images in app! Beautiful text ‣Save online ‣Export as a Powerpoint/ Keynote file, can import into other apps ‣Link to Jerboas Example ‣From 5th grade teacher Crystal Voytal “Book” Creators - no audio
  • 22. BOOK CREATION APPS Create an eBook from a Wikipedia article! (use for close reading, definitions, highlighting, notes)
  • 23. ‣My Story - Book Maker (paid) ‣Writer’s Studio (paid) ‣Story Buddy (paid) ‣Bookabi (free/in app purchases) - includes clipart for younger students, transfer via iTunes or email (no audio on PDF) Book Creators with Audio BOOK CREATION APPS geared for younger learners includes clip art and/or drawing tools
  • 24. ‣Writer’s Studio (paid) - good drawing tools and clipart for younger students BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 25. ‣My Story - Book Maker (paid) - excellent drawing tools for younger students, easy BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 26. ‣eBook Creator (paid) ‣Creative Book Builder (paid) ‣Story Creator (free/paid for full version) ‣Shutterfly Photo Story (free) ‣StoryKit (free) ‣NEW! Book Writer One (free/in app purchase) Book Creators with Audio - (no drawing tools) BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 27. StoryKit (free) ‣Create storybooks that include photos, drawing, text, and audio ‣View on the iPad ‣Easy to upload to free internet page as images with buttons to listen to audio Link to Penguin Stories BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 28. French Haiku using StoryKit ‣From French teacher Renee Wood ‣Adopt an Escargot project ‣Easy way for students to publish photo, audio, and text BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 29. SPOKEnPHOTO (free) ‣Create free account ‣Add photos, record audio for each image (no text) ‣Saves to account, view online or in app ‣Example: Snowmen All Year BOOK CREATION APPS Use projects that you already do, turn into a book!
  • 30. Collin’s Big Cat Series (free) ‣Create stories using backgrounds, objects, characters, text, record audio ‣ No option to save projects outside of the app BOOK CREATION APPS
  • 31. Book Creator for iPad ($4.99) ‣Add text, pictures (from camera roll), record audio, add video, hyperlinks, combine books ‣Export as epub document directly to iBooks or to Dropbox ‣ Link to our elementary collection of eBooks BOOK CREATION APPS Let each student contribute one page (now also an Android version)
  • 32. Our Book Shelf in iBooks BOOK CREATION APPS NOTE: Books created in a previous iOS might not have working audio in iOS 8
  • 33. eBook Download Page
  • 34. Poetry Anthology • Compiled in Book Creator app - text and audio • Used multiple apps to create images and video • Published book in iTunes Bookstore Still Images:  Phonto, LabelBox, Comic Life, Drawing Box, PolyFrame Videos: FaceJack, PuppetPals, Tellagami, 30Hands
  • 35. APPlied Poetry:Multimedia Poetry Anthology LINK
  • 36. •Link to download the APPlied Poetry Book •FREE!
  • 37. ‣Download iTunes Producer ‣Step by step upload - tutorials at Book Creator blog ‣Be sure screenshots are correct size! ‣1024 x 768 pixels for screenshots and 1400+ pixels for cover Publishing to iTunes Bookstore - FREE! MANAGEMENT/HINTS
  • 38. ‣Free to download! ‣Note: must have text boxes, iTunes will not accept books where the only text is part of an image. Winter Books in iTunes 2014 MANAGEMENT/HINTS Snowmen Having Fun - first grade Winter Tales - second grade
  • 39. Our Newest Books in iTunes! MANAGEMENT/HINTS Do You Want to Build a Playground? - second grade (donations for new playground) Snowmen Having Fun 2015 - first grade
  • 40. Link to One Best Thing collection FREE!
  • 41. •Link to Creating Authentic Stories for iPad by Jane Ross
  • 42. •Link to Student Authored Books on iTunes U by Jenny Grabiec
  • 43. •Link to Faraway Friends: Collaborative Student Publishing by Carolyn Skibba
  • 44. •Link to Creating a Spark with Authoring by Andrew Dickson
  • 45. ‣Design your own multimedia multitouch books from templates! ‣Link: Mystery of the Howling Hoodoos Using iBooks Author on a Mac - FREE! MANAGEMENT/HINTS
  • 46. ‣Created with iBooks Author on a Mac Computer ‣Free for download worldwide! Jay Bosch’s World War II History BOOK CREATION
  • 47. Creating Authentic Audience for eBooks BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Share with other classes/grades in school ‣Share with parents via note, email, blog ‣Share via your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+
  • 48. ‣Email the project file (note: eBooks are more for viewing, not printing!) ‣Use the app’s website to post the books, then email/post the link ‣Use Dropbox or Google Drive to upload/share ePub books (Book Creator) ‣View ePub books via iBooks (iOS, Mac), ePub Reader (Android), Readium (Chrome) How to Print, Transfer, Publish, View Projects MANAGEMENT/HINTS
  • 49. iPad Multimedia Resources Link: http://tinyurl.com/ipadcreate I would love your feedback and comments!
  • 50. Contact Information: Karen Bosch kbosch@southfieldchristian.org Twitter: karlyb http://blogs.southfieldchristian.org/ elemapptitude/
  • 51. Creative-APPtitude - iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativity by Karen Bosch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Karen Bosch kbosch@southfieldchristian.org
  • 52. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Create a document to use with your students for the first weeks of school. ‣Suggestions: About this class, Expectations, a comic giving step by step directions, a note to parents, etc. ‣Use Haiku Deck, BookPress, or Comics Head Lite. Hands On Project
  • 53. BOOK CREATION APPS ‣Create a book illustrating a subject that you teach during the school year. ‣OR - Make an example of a book project that you would like your students to create. ‣Add text, image, audio, and video. Hands On Project