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Classroom Teachers Authoring Multi-touch iBooks for Education

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Want to add iBooks into your classroom? EdTech influencer, Teacher and creator of iBookHack Anthony DiLaura explains how to utilize iBooks in a flipped classroom so your students can learn in a 21st century environment.

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Classroom Teachers Authoring Multi-touch iBooks for Education

  1. 1. Classroom Teachers Authoring Multi-touch iBooks for Education by Anthony DiLaura Image courtesy of Poughkeepsie Day School on Flickr
  2. 2. Hello! ● Math teacher and instructional tech specialist at Zeeland Public Schools (MI) ● Apple Distinguished Educator ● iBookHack co-founder Anthony DiLaura Image courtesy of Poughkeepsie Day School on Flickr
  3. 3. Beyond flipped instruction My experience with iBooks Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee on Flickr iBooks Author more than just “average” ebooks Started flipping during first year of 1:1 iPad program in 2011
  4. 4. ● Apple’s standard for e-publishing ● Media-rich, multi-touch interactive learning experiences ● Apps in “book” form What are iBooks?
  5. 5. What goes in them? Videos Assessments Text Photos Widgets Links Apple’s official iBooks for education site. Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr
  6. 6. What’s in the iBookstore?
  7. 7. What can we create? Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr Let’s take a tour of some iBooks.
  8. 8. Image courtesy of Sam Beebe on Flickr Excitement lies in the experience, not the technology ...and thus, iBookHack was born. I saw added value in iBooks
  9. 9. Customized iBooks are... Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr Teacher-created Multi-touch Designed to support mobile, interactive, and personalized learning. Tailored for your curriculum They work with the way you teach!
  10. 10. Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee on Flickr ● iBooks Author ● Free program ● Only limitations are your imagination and creativity! How do I customize iBooks?
  11. 11. ● Students annotate, organize and synthesize digital content. ● Teachers can track and help improve their process in real time. Sign up for a Free Trial
  12. 12. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr iBookHack’s Story/Founders Steve Dickie David Bast Anthony DiLaura
  13. 13. Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr “hack” is not a bad four-letter word Truly rewarding professional development Why “hack”? hack (v.) - to write computer programs for enjoyment Not just for developers!
  14. 14. Image courtesy of Sam Beebe on Flickr What do you learn? Copyright Creative Commons licenses Instructional design Self-publishing Content creation in iBooks Author
  15. 15. Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee on Flickr During iBook hacks, teachers: Collaborate Create Communicate Critically think Authoring multi-touch iBooks models 21st century skills.
  16. 16. Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee on Flickr ● Curate or create your assets: text, images, videos, interactives. ● Drag and drop onto a template in iBooks Author. Demo iBooks Author
  17. 17. Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr 1. Author your own quality content 2. Collaborate with colleagues 3. Inspire each other! 4. Thrive off each other’s energy 5. Have an end product to take back to the classroom Five reasons to host or attend an iBookHack: Read more in my blog post
  18. 18. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr ● We work across districts ● Your content is shared with, and used by, others ● iBooks = quality OERs, designed by teachers, for students Your impact is wide.
  19. 19. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr Author of “Writing Tune-Ups” an iBook on grammar Shawn Jacob Many grammar books are outdated and old Read More Author your own quality content
  20. 20. Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr How did it turn out? Read more about it here Download Shawn’s book here No lectures, entirely done at homeA- average grade Allowed more time spent with students individually or in groups
  21. 21. Image courtesy of Sean MacEntee on Flickr Author your own quality content ● Have something to take back to class
  22. 22. Image courtesy of Sam Beebe on Flickr Collaborate with colleagues ● Boosts morale ● Inspire each other ● Thrive off each other’s energy
  23. 23. Image courtesy of Sam Beebe on Flickr iBooks: Free teacher created. Download some of my geometry iBooks On iTunes
  24. 24. Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr Get connected with iBooks Authors ● iBA Collaborative on Google+ ● Twitter: @anthonydilaura ● Twitter: #ibookschat Thursday 9pm EST
  25. 25. Image courtesy of RapStone™ on Flickr iBook Hacks 2015 ● The original iBookHack June 29-July 1 in Zeeland, Michigan ● iBookHack in Raleigh NC, June 8-11 ● Week long course @ Philips Exeter Academy MST conference. Focus on interactive math content (session #19) ● iBookHack Hawaii August 4-6th
  26. 26. Thanks! ● iBookHack.org ● My blog ● My diigo lists of OER ● My List.ly list of OER Anthony DiLaura Image courtesy of Poughkeepsie Day School on Flickr

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