Fostering Creation Using iPads for Student created ebooks and iBooks


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First presented the the Vancouver iOS Summit in February 2015.
Publishing digital books today is now really easy. Whether you have 1 iPad or 30 iPads in your classroom, you can guide students to create amazing work. Mobile devices today can be used to weave together audio, video, images, & text in creative ways (App Smashing). This session will show you how to get students away from consuming content to be creators of content and then publishing it as a digital book. Digital creation can engage students at any grade level while enhancing their writing, understanding and critical thinking skills. We will discuss why you should create digital books in your classroom and how to create them with easy apps and techniques. You will see many sample eBooks that students have created to give you ideas and inspiration.

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  • -students build a positive digital footprint.
  • Describes how to practically integrate technology into everyday teaching

    Technology use can move from Enhancing to Transforming.
  • The key is the process…
  • Collaborate
  • create and collaborate should go together
  • Email is not efficient
    Have students share their images with you (GEDU) or upload them to a site like Flickr
  • Edit in iBooks author , add widgets, add iAd producer elements.
    Work with other teachers/students to do some design elements (ex. Art Dept)
  • the whole process is messy UNTIL it comes together at the end.
  • iMovie Trailer: Francis Drake
  • iMovie & GreenScreen: Nova Scotia Confederation
  • -explain our green screen room with Pic’s
  • Demo on iPad
  • Demo on MacBook
    -so some drag and drop on a file to show how easy it is.
  • Advanced.
  • review
  • GO TO iBOOKS on iPad & preview
    -Across the Rivers
    -Jon Smith (@ipodteacher) Book:
    -Canada & WWII Comic
    -Human Rights Abuses
  • Alternatively:
    Teacher can publish their own book on tops or to customize their textbook
  • add some tiny URL’s & the links
  • Fostering Creation Using iPads for Student created ebooks and iBooks

    1. 1. Student Created eBooks Why & How
    2. 2. •Jeremy Reid •I teach in a 1:1 iPad classroom •Contact me: •On Twitter: @jReidEdu •Blog:
    3. 3. Why?
    4. 4. ideas for your first/next eBook
    5. 5. Creates positive digital artifacts Real world purpose Share family community world Its the future
    6. 6. TRANSFORMATION Collaborate on a document with other students. Digital Concept Maps Students interacting with each other on blogs
    7. 7. TRANSFORMATION Publishing work for global audience Example: Youtube video, eBook, digital comic and more.
    8. 8. Start small Inspire students Expect excellence
    9. 9. How? Proven strategies.
    10. 10. Doesn’t matter what technology access you have 1 or 30 Start small Be creative Share
    11. 11. + + + + = & iBooks Author Created by: @jReidEdu ➡️
    12. 12. 5 C’s of eBook Publishing Created by: @jReidEdu
    13. 13. Have students do their work online Google Drive to Docs or Blogs Research & learn
    14. 14. Get access to student work Copies of images Copies of book pages
    15. 15. Teacher put students work together Student Book Captain or Editor Edit Cover & Book Description
    16. 16. Upload the completed work using iBook Author & iTunes Producer Available in iBooks Store ePub version
    17. 17. App Smashing to Publish an eBook + + + + = & iBooks Author Created by: @jReidEdu ➡️
    18. 18. Do collaborative writing most of the time. Creating content with a group can be messy at times embrace the chaos
    19. 19. Powerful eBook creation on the iPad
    20. 20. Powerful eBook on a Mac ➡️ iBooks Author
    21. 21. + + + + = & iBooks Author Created by: @jReidEdu ➡️
    22. 22. Examples 12+ eBooks and counting
    23. 23. Link to my iBooks 12+ eBooks and counting
    24. 24. Featured in iBooks Store
    25. 25. Your students can do it! You can do it! Start small First book is always the hardest Partner with other educators
    26. 26. –Austin Kleon (Show your work) “How to be exceptional. The first step is to stop trying”
    27. 27. My iBooks My Blog: iBooks Author Help iBooks Author Video Tutorial by @jabellpepper Book Creator Help Global Collaborative eBook by @theipodteacher To keep learning follow: #ibookschat #adechat #ipaded #ipadchat
    28. 28. Questions? Ask me on Twitter @jReidEdu