Tuesday, September 17 • 10:15am - 11:15am
iBooks Author: Making Novel Studies Appsolutely Amazing!

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In this session, participants will immerse themselves in the use of iBooks Author as a powerful and purposeful tool in making novel studies truly a 21st Century experience! By learning how to create and scaffold an iBook, to embedding widgets and assigning "apptivities," participants will come away with a working knowledge of how to create a novel study using iBooks as the ultimate iPad delivery platform for teacher and students.

The session will begin with a “how-to” on navigating iBooks Author with a special emphasis on using the available widgets and creating apptivities that promote critical thinking. Learn how to set up chapters, add video, links, along with widgets that allow for keynotes, picture galleries, quizzes and more! In order to fully participate in this hands-on session, participants will need a Macbook running Lion with the free iBooks Author app downloaded.

Once creation is complete, attention will shift to the finished product using iBooks on the iPad. Participants will see how adding pictures brings setting and vocabulary to life; understand the impact of adding a keynote that allows for student manipulation on the iPad; realize the power of interactive assessments at students’ fingertips; and, can develop rigorous, paperless assignments using available apps. An iBook novel study will be shared with participants allowing for a personal view into the expectations and flow of the student experience.

The session will conclude with a quick look at the logistics of using iBooks in your classroom, including syncing and file sharing through iTunes.

Ready to take your novel studies into the digital age? If so, this session will give you the skills and confidence to jump into iBooks Author to create an engaging and interactive “novel” experience for your students!

*Apps used in this session include: Keynote, Pages, Educreations, Doodlebuddy, i-nigma and iMovie

Co-presented with Amy Vedeikis 

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Nancy Goodnight

Teacher, Rowan Salisbury Schools
Nancy Goodnight is Nationally Board Certified as a Middle Child Generalist and currently finishing her seventh year of teaching elementary education. Goodnight serves as a 21st Century Model Classroom Teacher in the Rowan Salisbury School District. Her degrees include a BA from UNC-Chapel... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am