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Step-by-Step: How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook

Step-by-Step: How to Create a Collaborative Class eBook
Previously, I have published the following posts about creating eBooks: More and more classrooms are wanting to take their already created content and turn it into an eBook to share with parents, grandparents and the community who own eReaders. Here are some possible ideas to create content: Any Unit of StudyBook Report AnthologyPoem AnthologyVisual Quotes CollectionCreate your own TextbookEssay Collection about a Specific TopicDrawing/Painting CollectionPortfolio So, how do you create a collaborative CLASSROOM eBook? If you only have one iPad available, it is not such a big problem. Here is our Step-by-Step procedure (we are using the BookCreator app). 1. To get images into the gallery, students can: search for public domain or creative commons images on the web (via Safari) and save the image to the iPad Photo Gallery by holding a finger for a few seconds on the image until a drop down list pops up > choose “Save Image”. 4. 5. 6. Screenshot Edit Image E-Mail Tap anywhere on the image. 7. 17.

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