Over the last few weeks a few of our staff have begun experimenting with the potential of digital publishing using ePub, both for students and teachers. We are excited about the possibilities, and we imagine digital publishing being used for:
Students publishing their own fiction writing within the school community Students creating images and videos to embed into written documents (i.e., student developed 'Khan Academy')
Teachers creating integrated digital resources to share promising practices (i.e., multimedia teaching materials)
Teachers creating unit guides for students (combination of text, visuals, videos and links)
Why create ePubs? ePubs have a number of functions that PDFs or WORD documents don't, including ...
"The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country. The playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations."
Lori Amsellem's insight:
A guide developed by the Digital Textbook Collaborative which aims at promoting collaboration, facilitating the advancement of digital textbooks and enhancing digital learning.
"Enhanced ebooks can include video, film clips from news reels or major motion pictures, drawings, author interviews, original music, diagrams, photos, and more. In most cases, you can think of an enhanced ebook as an ebook with that extra bonus disc of features you get when you buy a DVD."
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