In honor of Digital Learning Day, I thought I would link up with Cara at Teaching...My Calling and share one thing I do with technology in my classroom. You can find the linky party here and check out some amazing ideas from incredible teachers!
We are lucky enough to have a class set of iPod Touches. LOVE them!!! I have the kiddies publish their writing, and then they are able to read their writing and their friend's writing in iBooks.
Here's how we do this:
1. I have the kids type their writing into Notes on the iPods. Then they email me the completed note.
2. I copy the text from the email and paste it into a Pages document.
3. I export the document as an ePub file and save the ePub file to my desktop so I can find it.
4. I open iTunes and drag the ePub file into iTunes.
5. When I sync the iPods, I make sure the kids' books are checked to synced to the iBook library.
6. Voila! The kids can read their writing, and read their friend's writing (which they love!!!). They are now published authors!
7. They can also highlight words, phrases, or sentences, write on virtual "sticky notes", and look up unknown words instantly.
You can read an Apple article here on using Pages to create ePub documents. Apple is also coming out with iAuthor soon, which will make it much easier to create, publish, and read books in iBooks.
Have a great week!!! :-)