POLLTo help us date this group, list any ofthese early publishing or interactiveapplications you remember using:A. Aldus PageMaker (before Adobe)B. Aldus FreeHand (before Macromedia)C. HyperCardD. WordPerfect (MS-DOS)E. Other . . . (Type in chat)
POLLHave you downloaded and reviewedthe Learning Studio’s Year OneReport?A. Yes, the iBook versionB. Yes, the PDF “Lite” versionC. No, not yet
iBooks Author: Initial AssessmentSTRENGTHS• The price was right• Every teacher a content creator• Significant leap beyond PDF• Confidence in future of platform
iBooks Author: Initial AssessmentCONCERNS• iPad-only audience• Requires a Mac to author• First iteration of the software• Filesize too large?
POLLFrom your own initial look at iBooksAuthor, what would you identify assignificant pros and cons educatorsshould weigh carefully?Post individual items to Chat, beginningeach with “PRO:” or “CON:”
Developing a Design Plan• Book vs. Magazine style?• Identify strong existing content• Timeline for new content production
Developing a Design Plan• Basic orientation & template choices• Evaluating widget options• Internal vs. Embedded Media?
iBooks Authorin a workflow• How much time to invest in dynamic content like charts and widgets?• Handy hacks like direct copy/paste of native Adobe Illustrator vectors
TIPS & TRICKS FF Chartwell font Uses OpenType to interpret and visualize chart data Image: http://tktype.com/chartwell.php