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  • 1. Chris Casal Technology Coordinator/Teacher P. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010) ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Create Your eBook With iBooks Author Simple K12.com webinar - 7/9/13 Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 2. iBooks Author Free Mac only download from Mac App Store If you know Keynote, you’ll know iBooks Author if you know PowerPoint, you’ll be fine too Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 3. What you need Latest OS (10.7.4 or later) includes Mac App Store iPad for preview no need for iPad to create Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 4. 15 Built-in Templates Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 5. Similar look to Keynote/ PowerPoint Formatting tools Use your own pictues & text as easily as drag-and-drop and clikcing-and-typing Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 6. Easily add interactive elements Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 7. Easy to save & publish. Save in a Dropbox folder and get the file’s URL to easly share without iTunes Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 8. Easy to create a free iTunes Store account if you wish to publish via iTunes Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 9. Helpful sites... Apple’s Product page http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ Publishing & Distribution https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5071 PS 10 iPads http://ps10ipads.wikispaces.com/Test+page use the iBooks Author Test link provided to download the book-in-progress to your iPad Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 10. Summary iBooks Author is a free desktop app Create your own eBooks make them available for free via iTunes make them available for free from your own site If you want to charge for your book, you need to sign up for Apple’s iTunes distribution/publishing agreement Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 11. Closing A great way to create content go paperless with iBooks Author versions of Staff, Student & Parent handbooks turn all lesson & unit plans into a single, updatable book Nothing beats free, evolving, supported & accepted when thinking about creating & sharing your own content. Take charge of what you use in your school & class - create the materials yourself Tuesday, July 9, 13
  • 12. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal ps10ipads.wikispaces.com www.mrcasal.com Tuesday, July 9, 13