Creating & Learning with Digital Books. HTML5, EPUB 3, and ebooks vs. web apps. One of the benefits of working on TOC is that I get to see some of the behind-the-scenes industry debates that take place via email.
Since it’s “formats” month here in TOC-land I thought it would be fun to share a thread about HTML5 vs. EPUB 3 featuring O’Reilly’s Sanders Kleinfeld and the IDPF’s Bill McCoy. They’ve both agreed to share this thread with the TOC community since it helps clarify the state of both EPUB 3 and HTML5. It all started with an HTML5 interview I did with Sanders earlier this month. Bill reached out to Sanders as follows: Your mileage may vary, especially on the Nook Bill: Your interview with Joe for TOC was interesting. I also agree with you that Web-technologies-based apps are the future for experience delivery, both in browser and increasingly for native-class apps that are liberated from the browser (whether wrapped in PhoneGap or CEF, W8 Metro apps or the new Chrome Packaged App model Google rolled out this summer at I/O).
Distinguishing apps from ebooks. Creating Digital Books that Help Others. So You Want to Create Your Course Ebook. Let's Create a Digital Book with Learners. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go.
Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles. Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching. This book offers suggestions for adapting your curriculum even if your students have little access to technology or you are new to technology integration. Crafting the ePerfect eTextbook 5 Week Open Course Wiki. In 5 weeks, collaborate with over 500 teachers worldwide to design the 1st chapter of a digital textbook that meets your students' needs.
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#EbookEVO Session Videos. eTextbook EVO 2014. Chat for Creating Digital Textbooks. How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple. By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles.
But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks. It might seem daunting, but the availability of quality materials online and the power of tapping into personal learning networks should make it easier. Here’s how to create a digital textbook and strategies for involving the students in its development in three steps. 1. Teachers can work with colleagues within their subject area departments and beyond the walls of the classroom to aggregate resources through social bookmarking. 2. One of the most user-friendly tools to post resources for your course is LiveBinders.
Ebook Design Resources. My new unplugged coursebook series: Windows. Windows is a coursebook concept drawing on potentially ambiguous pictures as a starting point for unplugged language teaching.
Well, as you might expect from any quality coursebook production, my new series Windows was a long time in the making... a whole morning in fact. The first "level (?) " (titled "Some Won") has been completed and is available below for you to download and use in your classes - if you are interested, that is. Here is a quick preview of some of the content in the book: But before I refer you to the downloads, an important correction to what I've already typed is in order... It's only "my" series insofar as I've given it a name (and a "level (?)
" Even better, distribute the Word file to your learners and have them pick, choose, edit and adapt as they please (this would be the most genuine approach to making it a truly unplugged coursebook!). You won't see any unit or page numbers in the book. Oh, and I'm also already working on the second and third "levels (?) " Independent Publishing. Join the world of published authors with CreateSpace's easy-to-use independent publishing tools.
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Make your own animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool animated clips and animated presentations for your website, office meeting, sales pitch, nonprofit fundraiser, product launch, video resume, or anything else you could use an animated explainer video. Students and eTextbooks. Creative Commons. Flickr cc attribution bookmarklet maker. How to Integrate iBooks Author to Nearpod. To Market, To Market. Marketing departments at publishing houses have a daunting task, figuring out how to use shrinking budgets to create promotional materials that are actually effective for the publisher and useful to the bookseller.
So what works? What do we love seeing in our bookstores? What gets tossed out without a further glance? Whereas a centralized bookselling corporation may have one buyer to please, indies range in size, scope, and individual buyer preferences. Here are a few do’s and don’t's Josie and I have put together from our perspective. Do: Allow us to re-order the kits if we run out. AUTHOR EVENT MATERIALS Do: Send event posters, if possible. Do: Send appealing bookmarks. Don’t: Design very dark or black bookmarks; for some reason, no one takes them.
Consider: Trifold bookmarks for series books. Do: Send autographed copies we can use for prizes or raffles. Don’t: Tie ribbons around galleys or gift hardcovers. Don’t: Send anything made of materials you wouldn’t let a baby chew on. Teaching with Storybook Tools. Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service? The World Bank is currently working with a few countries that are planning for the procurement of lots of digital learning materials.
In some cases, these are billed as 'e-textbooks', replacing in part existing paper-based materials; in other cases, these are meant to complement existing curricular materials. In pretty much all cases, this is happening as a result of past, on-going or upcoming large scale procurements of lots of ICT equipment. Once you have your schools connected and lots of devices (PCs, laptops, tablets) in the hands of teachers and students, it can be rather useful to have educational content that runs on whatever gadgets you have introduced into to help aid and support teaching and learning.
In this regard, we have been pleased to note fewer countries pursuing one of the prominent worst practices in ICT use in education that we identified a few years ago: "Think about educational content only after you have rolled out your hardware. " Increasingly, it is 'free'. The learner's notebook as coursebook - Part 1. Datenglish: 2014 EVO Crafting your Perfect Ebook - Week 1. Datenglish: Creating eBooks with learners. Project: Students create their own E-Textbooks Why this project?
I think that helping them create their own E-Textbooks would be just one more way to express my gratitude to my learners for sharing our learning journey. I feel this is a powerful way to develop pride in their learning process as well as develop self-awareness of their achievements during the year. Teaching-learning scenario: I teach one to one students either face-to-face or online. Students take 1 hour and half or 3 hours a week. Why an E-Textbook As I said, we use Google Documents as our sandbox to share our activities and productions.
E-books will allow learners to download their creations to their mobile devices and document their learning journey. Short-term goals: Learn how to attribute images, and other authors ‘materials Learn about creating CC License for their E-Textbooks Edit work Long-term goals: Learn how to improve design to create more attractive material Develop autonomous designer skills Starting point: Oh My Gosh! Students Creating Their Own Textbook: Interview with @DatEnglish #30GoalsEDU. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, September 11th 2013 Interview 10 of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. For 2013, we are Hanging Out with some of the past and current participants of the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. In Argentina, it is Teacher Appreciation Day and I had the pleasure of being inspired by one of Argentina’s gems , Debora Tebovich. Debora allows her students to create their own individualized ebooks throughout their time with her using Google Docs.
She shows an example in the interview. Join us in the 30 Goals Facebook group where we vote on the goals to achieve and reflect on what goals we are accomplishing. Interview 10: Débora Tebovich About Débora Tebovich Débora Tebovich is a freelance EFL teacher based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All goals are organized in this 30 Goals Livebinder. Photos from our HangOut Even Rosco the pug joined us! Blackboard Collaborate. 7th Graders Publish Their Own Textbook. Mac Life wrote an article titled Super 7th Graders Publish Their Own eBook to the iBookstore. It explains the project in more detail. "Each student has to choose an organisms they wanted to study and were required to submit their topic for approval.
Afterward, students had to write informative – but entertaining! – articles about their organism. " Andrea collected work from 69 students and entered it into iBooks Author. iBooks Author is free but only works on Macs running 10.7 Lion or higher. iBooks Author is a fantastically powerful tool. There are some disadvantages to using iBooks author for crafting your own learning materials. Check out what Andrea and her students say about writing their book. I think the comment by CNEBBY in the Customer Reviews of Creatures, Plants and More sums up the project well: "This is an awesome example of what kids can do when they are properly motivated by a skilled teacher.
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