Monday, November 2, 2015

iBooks Author

First, I would like to give mad props to the Apple Store for having the Hays CISD Digital Learning Team over this morning for a tutorial on iBooks Author. If you would like to set something up for your team or school, contact your districts Apple representative. If you do not have a representative, then I would suggest just contacting your local store and see what they would be willing to do for you. Apple is giving back the (educational) community, and we are very grateful! We worked with Kerry, and he was able to lay the mental foundation for some of the possible uses of iBooks Author.

The team is compiling images and screenshots to write an iBook: "MacBooks for Your Classroom
" for teachers to access as a reference for using Mac carts that will be rolled out soon! So far we have quite a few topics including: "Basics of Macbook Air", "Macbook Air Tips and Tricks", "Tutorials and More". I am very excited to create this for our district. Not only will we have a great resource for our teachers, but I will have more experience with iBooks Authors!

It was recommended that you download the iBooks Author Starter Kit as a guide to get you started. I did and will be reviewing it this evening. Here is the link to our Apple Store's page to get more information about the app. iBooks Author Apple Page

A personal project I am working on is to create an iBook for teachers and students to introduce them to the major Google Apps for Education. So far I have created the cover and a short video to give a brief description of each of the apps. Here is the cover for your perusal. Let me know what you think, and if you have suggestions to make it better!

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