I had the privilege of presenting twice at this year's Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC) conference. Both sessions were about iBooks Author, and sharing how teachers can incorporate this tool into their classrooms. I have used iBooks Author to publish my own book, Web 2.0 in the Reading Classroom, as well as with students to publish their writings. During the presentations I shared examples of classroom uses, including those of my Twitter friend Jon Smith. This presentation was different from those I have done before, as it was a "make and take" session. This meant I spent about 10-15 minutes introducing the tool, and then the teachers had time to explore iBooks Author and implement what they've learned. During the "make and take" part, teachers could either make their own eBook, or join me in a step-by-step creation of an "All About Iowa" book, using a premade skeleton iBooks Author template that I shared. It was exciting to share this tool with attendees, and hear how they envisioned using iBooks Author in their classrooms.
Resources from my presentation