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Udl book builder_for_teachers


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Udl book builder_for_teachers

  1. 1. UDL Book Builder for Teachers Image sources: Cast UDL
  2. 2. Begin by creating an account at    
  3. 3. Be sure to use your school email so that you can click the verification email they send.
  4. 4. After clicking the verification link sent in the email, you are ready to log on.
  5. 5. Click on the "Create and Edit My Books" link to begin.
  6. 6. Click on the   "Start a New Book" link.
  7. 7. This information will help others find your book in a search if you decide to publish it to the library. Note: I usually choose landscape format because it is easier to view on the active board.
  8. 8. Choose up to 3 coaches to ask the reader questions about each page.
  9. 9. Don't forget to save.
  10. 10. Start by choosing this page's layout. We'll begin with the title page.
  11. 11. Click to add text for the title.
  12. 12. Type your words in the WYSIWYG editor. Don't forget to save.
  13. 13. A picture is worth   a thousand words! Look for the camera icon.
  14. 14. Upload pictures by browsing through the files on your computer. Double click to choose a file. Then click the upload button.
  15. 15. Upload sound files of you reading the words by clicking here. Look for the speaker icon.
  16. 16. Been there ... done that.  Browse and upload mp3 sound files of you reading each page.
  17. 17. I use Audacity and the lame encoder to record my sound files. Technology can help you load this free application on your computer.
  18. 18. Guide reading using up to 3 coaches.
  19. 20. Type more pages by adding pages before or after.   Hint: If you add a Table of Contents Layout to the second page, the words will come from the pages where you choose to add words in the Table of Contents editor box.
  20. 21. When you are finished, just click publish at the bottom of the screen.
  21. 22. Of course, they will second-guess your decision. If you want to edit the book later, you can.
  22. 23. There are two ways to create a glossary.   1. While typing text on each page, highlight a word and then click the book icon.
  23. 24. The default is "Add word to glossary list to be defined later. Choose that and save.
  24. 25. Click this tab at the top of the page to add definitions to the words you have highlighted and included in the glossary.
  25. 26. Now just click edit to add a definition.   The second way to create a glossary is to make it first. Do this by clicking the "Add New Glossary Term" icon.
  26. 28. Definitions can include links to websites.
  27. 31. After saving each book, choose to share or publish.
  28. 32. Share by email.
  29. 33. Publish to the world.
  30. 34. Download to keep forever.