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Designed by my University of Portland pre-service social studies methods class. A great model for student publication
I supplied the iBA template and my students turned their research projects into iBooks chapters. We put them all together and we published on iTunes. 98 pages filled with widgets and multimedia. Includes student reflections.
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Embedding google forms into iBooks. Paul Hamilton looks at using Bookry widgets and google forms and inserting into iBook Author. The end result is an iBook ...
A mashup of Google forms and a Bookry widget builder
Google forms in iBooks
Over the next few classes we will devote time to editing / formatting our DBQs for iTunes publication of a class DBQ collection. Peter will provide instruction in using iBooks Author. Students will use material from their DBQ ...
Prior to class they had curated their content on a Learnist board and looked at each other's work leaving comments and suggestions. Now that they had finalized their content, I supplied them with an iBA template chapter to work from. I gave them brief instruction in iBA widgets and layout. Using their prewritten text, selected images and video, they used about 2 hours of labtime to complete their chapters.
Next step, I compile their chapters into a single iBook and we use some class time to critique and see how chapters fit together. We collectively design a cover and intro. After some final edits, I'll upload to iTunes.
Student publication in just a few hours of labtime (with research and writing done in advance)
How to Create an HTML Widget for iBook Author. This quick tutorial will show you how to create an HTML Widget to add to your iBooks publication. One of the reasons you may want to add your own HTML widgets to an ...
This short video demonstrates how an iBook made with iBooks Author displays on the new Mavericks OS. The iBA-native widget all run perfectly.
I wish we could leverage these powerful tools for Church publications. It seems like we are locked in to whatever Adobe has to offer.
Tweet Tweet Last year I started working with iBooks Author and made my first iBook to use in class. A year later, I now have about 8 iBooks under my belt. At the Apple Distinguished Educator...
Some great stuff in here
Some great tips indeed. A good place to start.
Critical thinking questions based on Common Core skills help students "think and write like a historian." It's a great resource for use in the classroom, and serves as a model for teacher or student curation of historic content into interactive digital DBQ's.
This 18-page iPad DBQ guides students through the historian's process. "Stop and think" prompts encourage a deep reading of many notables of the Gilded Age - including Russell Conwell, Henry George, Andrew Carnegie and Stephen Crane. Visual source material includes posters, 1908 Sears Catalogue, a gallery of photographs by Lewis Hine and video of one of Edison's early Vitascope films.
Easy way to import SVG files into iBA, Keynote, Numbers and Pages. Includes demo sample iBook. Add SVG visual bang and keep file size small.
Learn how to use the newly-release Mac app Hype 2.0 to create an interactive photo carousel timeline for your web site, mobile app or iBooks Author. This in-...
Looks easy enough for me to try!
Short videos - very focussed on individual taks
Apple iBooks Author is a free software (Mac only) that allows you to layout, structure and publish professional-looking interactive ebooks.
This set of 10 video tutorials offers you the basics information you need to start preparing your first interactive ebook with iBooks Author.
This list of tutorials has been curated by DiyJourno.
1 - How to start iBook Author with a template
2 - Thumbnail, Outline, and Layout panels
3 - How to change colour plate in iBook Author
4 - Insert pages and navigate thumbnail and outline view
5 - Inserting and Modifying Text
6 - Using Paragraph Style
7 - Layering objects
8 - Aligning objects
9 - Locking and unlocking objects
10 - Sharing your iBook Author
Original list: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/07/10-great-tutorials-to-create-interacive.html
My iPad teachers will find this most helpful. iBooks Author is such a powerful tool but I've found it quite frustrating to use at times--mostly because I've taught myself and the program doesn't always do things I want it to or in the way I want it to. The tutorials help!
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Video tutorial shows you how to create visually appealing widgets for iBooks Author. Use external videos, keep iBook file size small. No coding!
Great instructions! Love hidden content - RT @sjunkins: Hiding Interactive Content in iBooks Author. http://t.co/wgiCFfoEcP #ADE2013
A very clever hack
Open App Widget for iBooks Author We have had many requests for a widget that can launch an external iOS app on the iPad from within a book created with iBooks Author and this handy Open App widget does exactly that!
These may be simple and obvious ideas for many educators and curriculum directors. However, for me, these are a few of the things I'm beginning to understand better when it comes to designing e-lea...
Useful Thoughts on Instructional Design for #iBooksAuthor | Good tips on layout and flow
This a good workaround for adding a hyperlink to an image in iBook Author. http://t.co/9s5OC8mARP
A good hack that works
Create an image hyperlink work around in iBooks
This is pretty important. My school is currently in a stage of digitalisation that wants to get rid of textbooks and replace them with tablets in class. They are, however, contemplating on using iB...
Some interesting discussion here.
Great to see this kind of bold action is taking place!
This is a very basic intro to using iAd Producer to create HTML widgets for iBooks Author.
Good instructions for users of all levels.
“ Often teachers want to share the ebooks their students have made with a wider audience, not least parents!”
A great step-by--step guide that takes you through the process of uploading an eBook to iTunes
Learn how to create HTML5 animations on your Mac with Hype and add those to your next iBooks Author project with our super-simple, step-by-step guide. (Añadir animaciones HTML 5 en libros creados con iBooks Author.
I bought hype a few weeks back during the half price sale. Haven't opened it up yet. But one of these days, I'll try some of these Hype tricks.
This series of videos introduces features and processes in iBooks Author and processes for Music Educators who want to make exciting, interactive iBooks for their students on iPads or MacOSX (Mavericks).
Great for music educators, but anyone who wants to use iBA can learn from them as well
Apple takes pride making sure its products and software is made for every user, including students and teachers in the classroom. iPads are being used more and more throughout the classroom. To ass...
Clear instructions. BTW - the free book codes at the bottom of the post have already been claimed
... Endlich mal eiin Ansatz, der nicht nur auf "schönes Design" abzielt, sondern sich auch im die Zugänglichkeit kümmert, was gerade auch bei inklusiven Lernkonzepten immer wichtiger wird ...
Just published my 4th and best iBook yet. Experience how the US government undertook a massive "Woman Power" propaganda campaign to convince Americans that middle class women should leave the home to become war workers. It's rich with interactive widgets that showcase WWII media - 13 videos, 18 pamphlets, 75 posters and photographs, plus numerous letters and cartoons.
I'm not a big fan of quizzes, but here's a short video on how to create one in iBooks Author
The iBA Pop-Over widget is designed to have text pop up when you tap on an image. Here's a hack so you have an image pop up when you tap on text.
Follow these simple steps to learn how to create your own iBook and send it to the iBookstore! You can find searchable transcripts of these tutorials at http://ecjourno.com/diyjourno/
26 very short videos break iBA into small steps. Good basic training for the newbie