Curtin iPad User ...
Follow
Find tag "ibooks"
14.4K views | +1 today
Curtin iPad User Group
“For a group of university staff exploring iPad use.”
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Jacqui Kelly
Scoop.it!

How To Turn Your iBook Into A Video In 3 Easy Steps - Edudemic

How To Turn Your iBook Into A Video In 3 Easy Steps - Edudemic | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
It's actually quite easy to turn your iBook into a video. Just use these handy apps and simple walkthrough and you'll be on your way!
Jacqui Kelly's insight:

A handy process for those who don't have access to iBooks; instead create a screencast showing the ibook. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

New! Add a Checklist to your iBook

New! Add a Checklist to your iBook | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

We hope that you find Checklist useful – we will be adding ‘Submit’ and ‘Share’ options in the coming weeks. Why not let us know how you’re using it – we’d love to hear from you!  There are so many possible applications including; revision list, recipe list, shopping list, places to visit list, to-do list, instructions and how-to guides etc.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

How to Keep your iBook Content Fresh using a Word Search

A short video showing how one children's author has used the Bookry Word Search widget to push new content to their iBook on the iBookstore and reader's iPad...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Bookry: Widget Library

Bookry: Widget Library | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Widget Library

Welcome to our growing library of downloadable interactive widgets for iBooks Author. Feel free to use as many as you like, as Bookry widgets are free for you to use even in your commercial projects! Simply generate your widget file online and then drag and drop directly into iBooks Author, in both landscape and portrait mode.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials

Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

There are numerous sites that are now offering Tutorials and how-to guides for creating ebooks in iBook Author. As teachers are now comfortable with the idea of creating their own e-textbooks more and more people are looking for resources to learn how to build touch enabled books that take full advantage of the iPad capabilities. Inserting video and high resolution photographs is one thing but how about inserting 3D manipulatives and models that are touch sensitive. Here is a list of some of the resources online. If you know of other good ones please add them in the comments section and we will update the list.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

These 7th Graders Have Already Published Their First iBooks Author Bestseller | Cult of Mac

These 7th Graders Have Already Published Their First iBooks Author Bestseller | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The ebook is very creative and well written (it’s for kids, but the fun facts are interesting for all nature geeks). Sure it’s from a 7th Grade class, and it isn’t like E.O. Wilson’s free book, but I think the kids and their teacher tapped into all the best features of iBooks author. They’ve included:

Interesting layouts and nicely readable text with great info.Photo galleries of the plants and animals.Movies (made with iMovie, of course) … like feeding an alligator!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Book Palette Adds 10 New Templates To iBooks Author -- AppAdvice

Book Palette Adds 10 New Templates To iBooks Author -- AppAdvice | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Add more options to your book making arsenal with Book Palette.
-------------------------------------------------
One example of iBook Author templates that Kim talked about in his session today if you want more than the standard templates. If you Google for 'iBook Author templates' you will find many others that are available.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Peter Mellow
Scoop.it!

Teaching with tech: could iBooks Author spark an education revolution?

Teaching with tech: could iBooks Author spark an education revolution? | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Late last week, Apple announced the launch of a new piece of software, iBooks Author, and a new version of its eBook reader, iBooks 2.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

eBook Production and App Development | New Publishing Revenue | Aptara, Inc.

eBook Production and App Development | New Publishing Revenue | Aptara, Inc. | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Aptara's eBook production and App development services help meet your audience's needs for mobile content and your need for high-quality, scalable and cost-effective delivery.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Using iBooks Author: A Video How To » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Using iBooks Author: A Video How To » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Here a great how-to video which explains using iBooks Author to make and and sell a multi-touch iBook for iPad.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Publishing with iBooks Author

Publishing with iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kim Flintoff from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

Social Reading

Social Reading | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The concept of ‘social reading’ was not so clear to me when it was first discussed a few years back. I did understand what Jeremy LeBard (what an excellent surname he has) was getting at with ReadCloud, especially in a school context but wondered if it would catch on or not. Now, that I am reading books almost exclusively via my iPad, social reading is becoming more clearly a concept that will develop as more people start to engage with ebooks.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Curtin Teaching and Learning from Everything iPads
Scoop.it!

New iPad will Drive E-textbook Adoption, Innovation

New iPad will Drive E-textbook Adoption, Innovation | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Vineet Madan, McGraw Hill Education vice president of new ventures, believes the new iPad in concert with Apple’s textbook initiative will indirectly change the way students learn. It’s not the new iPad’s host of features that has Madan excited; however, instead he believes the iPad 2 $100 price drop allow more schools to purchase iPads for their students.


Via Andrea Zeitz
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Bookry: UStream Widget - Livestreaming in your iBook

Bookry: UStream Widget - Livestreaming in your iBook | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Present live streaming video to your readers, right from within the iBook!

With this widget you can place an embedded version of any Ustream video into your book. As the video is streamed live, it will not take up a lot of space in the book and you can optionally specify a holding image and only show the video at specific times e.g. at a conference, lecture or seminar. You can also make changes to what is shown in the widget and push this out to the book, even after publishing.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Display the latest news in your iBook with RSS News Reader widget

Display the latest news in your iBook with RSS News Reader widget | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

The RSS widget can be customized to suit any iBook style and options include background graphic, header, font colors and styles. You can also change the widget’s RSS feed at anytime to push new content out to your iBook, even after publishing.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kim Flintoff from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

How Teachers Are Hacking Their Own Digital Textbooks - Edudemic

How Teachers Are Hacking Their Own Digital Textbooks - Edudemic | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
A group of teachers have started to disrupt their own textbook options by starting up an iBooks Author Hackathon. And it's incredible.

Via John Evans
more...
Christopher Bounds's curator insight, March 29, 2013 4:33 PM

ThisIt'Isis one of those articles that should be part of the teachers' Bible.

 

Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 26 iBooks Author How-to Videos | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

 iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn't always as easy as you might hope it is. Back in June I shared a free 110 page book about using iBooks Author. However, if video tutorials are more helpful to you I have found twenty six videos that you should look at.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

It’s Official: iBooks Now Supports Epub3 - The Digital Reader

It’s Official: iBooks Now Supports Epub3 - The Digital Reader | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

There still hasn’t been a public announcement (nor has the app been updated), but yesterday Apple made it official. iBooks now supports the advanced formatting options, interactive features, and embedded content found in the new Epub3 book format.

 

This makes the app the first commercial commercial app to support the new format – only it doesn’t, quite.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Peter Mellow from eBooks Making
Scoop.it!

iBooks Author – Fullscreen images | Davide Barranca

iBooks Author – Fullscreen images | Davide Barranca | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

To make a picture zoom fullscreen in iBooks Author v1.1 isn't as easy as it could be - there are at least three ways to do it, each one with its own drawbacks: because fullscreen and borderless aren’t synonyms.


Via ClassroomAid
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Creating Interactive Widgets for iBooks Author and the iPad – Part 1 | RemObjects Blogs

Creating Interactive Widgets for iBooks Author and the iPad – Part 1 | RemObjects Blogs | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

When Apple unveiled iBooks2 with support for advanced textbooks on the iPad, they also released iBooks Author to make the creation of such advanced textbooks easier. One of the features of iBooks Author is the ability to embed interactive HTML5 & JavaScript widgets created with Dashcode. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of details on exactly how to do that.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials

Apps in Education: Monster List of iBook Tutorials | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

There are numerous sites that are now offering Tutorials and how-to guides for creating ebooks in iBook Author. As teachers are now comfortable with the idea of creating their own e-textbooks more and more people are looking for resources to learn how to build touch enabled books that take full advantage of the iPad capabilities. Inserting video and high resolution photographs is one thing but how about inserting 3D manipulatives and models that are touch sensitive. Here is a list of some of the resources online.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Thirteen Steps to Write and Publish a Free Ebook In Thirteen Hours : @ProBlogger

Thirteen Steps to Write and Publish a Free Ebook In Thirteen Hours : @ProBlogger | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered producing an ebook for your blog readers? In this comprehensive post Ali Hale breaks down the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Smashwords — About Smashwords

Smashwords — About Smashwords | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Smashwords is an ebook publishing and distribution platform for ebook authors, publishers, agents and readers. We offer multi-format, DRM-free ebooks, ready for immediate sampling and purchase, and readable on any e-reading device.

 

For readers, Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word. Once you register, the site offers useful tools for search, discovery and personal library-building. Each week we add new features based on feedback from members.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Flintoff
Scoop.it!

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author

Class Widgets - Custom Widgets for iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

iBooks Author comes with 6 inbuilt widgets to add great interactive elements to your iBooks.

 

With Class Widgets, you can easily add more.

 

No need to program or install Dashcode, just click on the Wizard and download your auto-generated widget.

 

See the list below for our latest iBooks Author Widgets - we will be adding more over the coming days.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kim Flintoff from Learning Technology News
Scoop.it!

7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now -- THE Journal

7 Reasons to Learn Apple iBooks Author Now -- THE Journal | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Since January we have facilitated a handful of iBooks Author workshops with educators at regional technology events all over California, as well as the Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference in Palm Springs. These workshops have included teachers and administrators engaged in discussions about how to leverage Apple's new software in education. Based upon these experiences, we have identified seven reasons why you should consider adding iBooks Author to your knowledge base.


Via Nik Peachey
more...
No comment yet.