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A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author

A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author
With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author. These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education. Today we are adding a follow up to those articles. Below are some of the best tutorials to get teachers and educators acquainted with the iBook Author. 1- Selecting a template To start creating an eBook using iBook Author you need first to select a template . 2- Thmbnail and Panels The video below will walk you through the outline and thumbnail panels in iBooks Author. 3- Tool bar This video will show you how the tool bar works and inform you about the different functions of each icon. 4- Inspector Panel This video will make you familiar with using Inspector Panel on iBook Author 7- Inserting Text This tutorial will teach you how to insert and edit text on iBooks Author

The Ultimate Simplified Guide to The Use of Evernote in Education Evernote is a great web service and software application that we can use in education. A lot of ink has been shed on this topic and just one click in a search engine is enough to get hundreds of links to guides and tutorials about Evernote. I have been going through so many of these resources and have collected ideas, videos, notes and many more. Outline of this artilce : 1- What is Evernote 2- Why Evernote in Education 3- Top Reasons for Using Evernote 4- Some Ways Teachers can Use Evernote 5- Some Ways Students can Use Evernote 6- Video Tutorials on The Different Uses of EVernote 7- Webliography ( Important links for further resources ) What is Evernote ? Why Evernote in education ? Evernote makes it easy for everyone to easily remember things big and small using computer, phone and the web.It is a great organizational tool for teachers and students. Some Ways Teachers can Use Evernote Below are some of the ways Teachers can use Evernote in education : 1- Introducation to Evernote

Project Switch: A Small Game Experiment Yields Big Lessons Switch is a new in-gallery mobile game at the Getty Center. Earlier this year, I worked on an experimental project to create a simple game that would be played in the galleries with a mobile phone (find the game here). The idea came from my colleague Rebecca Edwards (no relation), a Museum educator who specializes in family audiences. She wanted to transform one of the Getty’s existing online games, Switch—like a “spot the differences” image game—into an on-site experience in the galleries for families. We weren’t sure the game would translate. Facing these many uncertainties, we decided to take an experimental approach and build this quickly, cheaply, and without any frills. By keeping expectations low and the scope small, we planned to get a working prototype up and running fast. In the process of building this little game we did a lot of things wrong. Lesson #1: Allow Triple Time for Mobile Testing. Lesson #2: Navigating a Museum Is Hard. Lesson #3: A Story Is Magical.

Toolbox: e5 iPad Apps June 17, 2012 · 10 Comments · Future Directions, ICT for Teaching and Learning, ICT Used and Trusted, Teacher Librarian as Leader, Uncategorized Next year the Year 7s at our school will be bringing their iPads to school. This is part of the plan to answer the Big Question presented to our teachers at the end of 2011 – How does Vermont Secondary College better prepare its student and teachers to meet the challenges of the 21st Century? The Year 7 iPad Program is also meant to significantly reduce the number of text books purchased by families as well as offer additional organisational options and creative tools to staff and students. As a teacher librarian it is my role to evaluate and recommend resources of any sort to support high quality teaching and learning. I’ve followed Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano of Langwitches Blog fame for several years and found her charts: to be exremely clear and easy to use. And here is what I’ve come up with – I found that:

10 Tips to Help Master Prezi Last week, I spent two days teaching Prezi at the Langley Center for New Media. As the event came to a close, a few attendees asked if I could sum up more than 16 hours of teaching in a top 10 list. Well, here’s my first stab at 10 tips that should help you become a better Prezi presenter and publisher. 1. Import assets (like screenshots) at the resolution you plan to present at, otherwise your imported assets will look awful. 2. While we’re talking about the correct presentation resolution, it’s important to remember that Prezi is designed to help you easily present at 1024 × 768. 3. Working efficiently in Prezi, like many software suites, completely hinges on using the keyboard shortcuts. 4. When I set out to create a presentation, I think in 10-minute frames. 5. While I’m constructing my presentation (constantly adding elements and trying to work through the story and element organization), I work across a widely separated landscape. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 100 more hints

A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author. These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education. Today we are adding a follow up to those articles. Below are some of the best tutorials to get teachers and educators acquainted with the iBook Author. 1- Selecting a template To start creating an eBook using iBook Author you need first to select a template . 2- Thmbnail and Panels The video below will walk you through the outline and thumbnail panels in iBooks Author. 3- Tool bar This video will show you how the tool bar works and inform you about the different functions of each icon. 4- Inspector Panel This video will make you familiar with using Inspector Panel on iBook Author 7- Inserting Text This tutorial will teach you how to insert and edit text on iBooks Author

BBC Research: The Mythology Engine 50 Best iPad Apps for STEM Education Despite early doubts, the iPad has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool for education, both in the classroom and in homes around America. By offering students, from elementary school all the way up to the university level, the chance to do some hands-on learning, exploring, and sometimes even educational gaming, the device makes education fun and exciting, something that isn’t always easy to do. With schools falling behind in math and science education and companies unable to find enough qualified professionals to fill jobs in science and technology fields, pushing STEM education is more important than ever. Educators and parents can help get kids interested and perhaps even hooked on STEM no matter their age with the help of the iPad and the myriad great educational applications it offers. General These applications address STEM more generally or act as amazing tools and reference guides for learning. Science Technology Engineering Math

Great Free Website to Learn Coding for Dummies Having a blog or website is your first step to let your voice heard but being able to customize its look and appearance is another step that establishes your brand and singles you out from the crowd. There are many free platforms that make it dead easy for teachers and students to create a blog in a couple of minutes ( See the list of such platforms ). But sometimes we are not satisfied with the template offered for us or that we want to add another sidebard or widget or anything else, in this case we need coding knowledge. Don't freak out; coding is not something of high-tech wizardry. Learning about coding is very easy. The websites listed below are among the top platforms that provide free tutorials and guides illustrated by examples and exercises on how to learn coding. Make sure you share the lists with your students and colleagues : 1- W3Schools This is my favourite website where I have learned most of my coding knowledge. 2- Codecademy 3- Code School 4- Codea

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