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How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides

How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides
Working in a one-to-one school district, where every student is provided with a device such as an iPad or Chromebook, can be a great opportunity of freedom for teachers and students. The device serves as an efficient tool to create and curate information, as well as, a flexible environment to share content. No longer does an individual need to negotiate with textbook publishers and be locked into the confines of the perception of the authors of a company when it comes to the content and methods that should be used to teach a specific skill or understanding. The digital world allows for educators to create e-books, or electronic versions of a book that may contain interactive elements, that can be produced, shared, and modified quickly and with little expense to a school district. Why Google Slides? The easiest and most effective tool I have found to create e-books is Google Slides. How to Use Google Slides as an E-Book Creator Step 1 Decide the layout of your e-book. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

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