The Textbooks Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC] As someone who has just bought an iPad, I can personally appreciate its potential to become the dominant force in the digital book wars. PDF and ePub files can be uploaded instantly, and then annotated with your stylus pen or finger. Let’s face it, if you were a student, what would you rather have? 10 heavy textbooks or a thin much lighter iPad? According to this infographic by OnlineEducation.net, 1 in 4 students would prefer digital books so much that they would give up sex for a month in order to get them. One figure I am not entirely convinced about is the assertion that digital books are on average 53% cheaper than print books. What do you think? Image Credit : ntr23
Pinstamatic - Get More From Pinterest Timeline Digital slidebooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Biteslide 10 Digital Timelines (read this post in Dutch) ‘There’s a time traveller in each of us’ The digital revolution brings us all kinds of cool tools that make it easier to study, teach and present history. Interactive timelines are one of my favourites. Tiki-Toki If it would be our intention to make a ranking of the tested timelines, Tiki Toki would be at the top. Timeglider Timeglider is one of the only timelines that does allow searching text en themes. Open source The SIMILE project of MIT develops open source tools to process and visualize all kinds of digital data. It is beyond questioning that we can make ingenious, complicated and intelligent timelines thanks to SIMILE. An interesting version of the SIMILE-timeline is the one where the user can combine and mark different search results. A new open source tool we are keeping an eye on is Timeline JS of Knight News Innovation Lab. Timeline communities Timelines 2.0 And then there are the timelines that focus on the import and presentation of social media.
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How To Make Your Own eBooks And Publish Them On Amazon I’m sure that more than a few of you readers have a half-written book or useful guide you’ve put together to help people learn something. You’ve probably wondered if it would be possible to make money off of your book, or at least gain some exposure, by selling it as an eBook on Amazon. Well, the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might imagine. As long as you have already created something worth reading, the process of getting it into Amazon as an eBook isn’t that onerous. We’ll take you through the basic steps of how to make your own ebook today and you can be selling your eBook in a few days. Download Sigil And Kindle Previewer Sigil and Kindle Previewer are two free programs you’ll need to create eBooks, so grab them now. Use Sigil To Create An ePub File You’ll need to use Sigil to create an ePub file. On the left you’ll see the book browser. For each chapter, you can paste your text in using the book view and adjust the text styles using the toolbar. Upload eBook to Amazon