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iBooks Author

iBooks Author
Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks Textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad and Mac. The app has been beautifully redesigned for OS X Yosemite. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. Download iBooks Author free from the Mac App Store

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39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow FlipSnack - 2013 Nurlu Jalbingan... by Bryce Wastney Some pages of this flipbook are locked due to the use of a mandatory form. CopyCopied Using free embed code, the flipping collection will display only 3 flipbooks, each limited at 15 pages/pdf. The other publishing options don't contain such limitations. Book Creator for iPad Overview Book Creator is a versatile beginner’s book making app. Due to its open ended nature it allows users of a range of ages to use their creativity to create their own books. Children are given the opportunity to improve their writing skills and ability to follow the writing process from start to finish by creating, editing and publishing their own books. There are numerous features including the option to add photos, text, videos and music.

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.

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