How to Create an eBook

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Learn how you can join the ePub generation by creating a text featured multimedia integrated mobile learning environment. In this presentation by Mike King, participants will learn different technology integration tools, like Google Docs, dropbox, Calibre, and Creative Book Builder to convert and store interactive curriculum materials for student learning. These new converted resources can be easily distributed over a network through scanning QR codes on mobile learning devices such as iPod, iPads, cell phones and tablets. The presentation will introduce the pedagogy associated with flipped classrooms while providing the tools necessary to create and store dynamic digitally formatted lessons. Part two of the workshop will provide illustrated information on how to embed within the text of a digital book, recordings, movies and illustrations to publish in iBooks or other mobile reading devices.

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Flipping Your Classroom Flip eBooks:

Flipping Your Classroom Flip eBooks "Today’s educators must provide a learning environment that takes students beyond the walls of their classrooms and into a world of endless opportunities" Mike King Presentation with

Today we are going to create an eBook. :

Today we are going to create an eBook. My NEW E-Book My e Book library

What We Will Need:

What We Will Need To complete the task we will need some tools & applications

Tools = One iPad:

Tools = One iPad I think I need an iPad 2

Applications = One iApp:

Applications = One iApp Creative Book Builder iPad App Calibre On Line Download Application

To create an eBook we will need some content:

To create an eBook we will need some content Text Video Audio Illustrations Images

We will also need storage :

We will also need storage Dropbox Google docs iTunes E-mail iBooks

We Need A Purpose:

We Need A Purpose Education is changing Mobile learning becomes interactive Before we get started we will need a purpose for why we would want to create and publish a flip book.

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The ePub Generation "The New Alexandrian Libraries of the Future" " We are moving away from a world in which some produce and many consume media, toward one in which everyone has a more active stake in the culture that is produced."

Web Found Shared Canvases of Learning:

Web Found Shared Canvases of Learning

Rising Power to New Mediums Web-Founded Learning:

A Vision for K-12 Students The primary focus for educators should be on expanding the quantity and quality of ways in which the learner is exposed to content and context. Rising Power to New Mediums Web-Founded Learning

Vision 21st Century Learning:

Vision 21 st Century Learning

Expansion of Content Exposure:

Expansion of Content Exposure

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Education in the 21st Century Do students discuss content with peers? Do they discuss topics outside of the classroom? Is the classroom an intellectual environment? Does the classroom allow additional connections? Is schooling compartmentalized? Is project-based learning at the center of education?

A Move to Facilitation :

A Move to Facilitation Provide avenues for teachers to become facilitators of learning and move away from the sage on a stage approach to teaching. Sage on Stage Sage on Stage 19 th Century Learning

Ordered Fragmented Patterns of Content Exposure:

Ordered Fragmented Patterns of Content Exposure

Creating Mobile Learning Environments:

Creating Mobile Learning Environments

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Homework is in the classroom Class time is for authentic learning Extend learning conversation outside class through threaded discussion Rote lecture content is placed online Out of classroom material is media rich How are Flipped Classrooms Different?

What is This?:

What is This? If I scan “this” with my mobile device what will happen?

This is a QR Code:

This is a QR Code What happens now when I scan this QR code? I get an eBook of this presentation created in ePub format. What if students scanned assignments this way?

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The Extended Learning Schools Web 2.0 Learning: Say “Hello” ePub Generation

The Next Generation of Digital Books:

The Next Generation of Digital Books

What is ePub?:

What is ePub? My Story

This is the results of my story. :

This is the results of my story.

How to Create an eBook The Calibre Way:

How to Create an eBook The Calibre Way The simple way to create a e-book is to use Caliber an online converter.

Creative Book Builder:

Creative Book Builder How to Create an eBook

Creating & Publishing with Creative Book Builder:

Creating & Publishing with Creative Book Builder hyperlinks Audio Recordings Video Podcast Text Illustrations With creative book builder you can create interactive books that include

The Goggle Docs Quick Way:

The Goggle Docs Quick Way

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To demonstrate how to creative an e-book in Creative Book Builder, planed content must be available and ready to import. Start the create a book application and select Books. Selecting the books menu button will allow a title to be entered in the next step. Select Books

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Select the Plus Button and the next menu frame will appear for entering the title of your book.

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Type the Title of the Book into the space provided. The title of the book to be created from the import process is named “How to Create an eBook.” Select Save and the books title will appear in the Book list menu. Once this has been completed the next step will be to import a file. Select Save Type Title Name

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The next step is to select the book title . Selecting the book title will allow for additional content to be added through the “Add Element” menu or “Import” document function. Select Book Title

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To import a document a document a file will need to exist on the Google Docs application site. It is important that files imported are to be selected in chunks. Plan content by eliminating bullets and numbers within the Google Document files. These “bulleted and numbered text” items are best imported through the “Add Element” function. To import, a document from Google Docs select Import. Select Import

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Then select from the menu as it recognizes that the status shows the user is logged into Google docs. Select “Doc File List” to see Google Docs menu. Select Doc File List

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Select the document from the Google Doc files to import. In this case, “How to Create an eBook” will be selected.

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Check to make sure the file selected is what you want to import in the file menu box. The next step is to import the document from Google docs into creative book builder by selecting Start Import. Check File Select Start Import

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The last step is to save the imported Google Doc into Creative Book Builder

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In the next few steps additional content will be added using the” Add Element” function. The “Add Element” function allows for text, video, audio and images to be added to the eBook. Pre recorded video and audio sources are added through the use of iTunes. Images are added by using iPhoto and from iPad .

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In the next few steps additional content will be added using the” Add Element” function. The “Add Element” function allows for text, video, audio and images to be added to the eBook. Pre recorded video and audio sources are added through the use of iTunes. Images are added by using iPhoto and from iPad .

Publishing to iBooks:

Publishing to iBooks

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To publish the eBook select “Publish.” A popup menu will appear. It is recommended that the “Publish” function be used prior to closing out of the program. This will eliminate any possible loss of work developed during a work session. Select Publish

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Select Generate Book If the book is being published for the first time an option will be given to “Generate Book.” Select the “Generate Book” function. A second popup window will appear.

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Select “Start Processing” in the Generate Book function box. This function will render the content into a ePub format. Select Start Processing

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When the rendering process is completed the Preview function prompt will appear. The preview function allows for storage and read options. To view storage or read options select “Preview.” Select Preview

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The preview “Open In” menu will recognize what readers that are currently available on the iPod device. Select the iBooks option for the eBook to be stored iBooks . Select iBooks

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If a book is already open in the iBooks Shelf it will appear as the first last eBook left open. The reader may take a few seconds to open. New eBook

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The new eBook will open in read mode automatically. After previewing the new eBook select Library to close the book into shelf mode. Select Library

Storing in Dropbox:

Storing in Dropbox

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The next few steps will demonstrate how to retrieve the eBook and store it into temporary storage application such as Dropbox. These steps are designed to recover the ePub file onto a desktop so it can be uploaded to a school assignment website. On the dashboard select the Publish function to launch publishing options. Select Publish

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Select Upload to Dropbox To upload to “Dropbox” select the “Upload to Dropbox” function. A new popup menu will appear to ensure that the user is properly linked to the “Dropbox” assignment folder.

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Select Start Upload To start the upload to Dropbox select the “Start Upload” function. The upload may take a few minutes depending on the file size. In the displayed popup menu a prompt provides a view of the upload options. In the upper right side of the menu provides information on accessibility showing the login status.

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To view the eBook in Dropbox select the “Go to Dropbox Folder” function. Select Go to Dropbox Folder When the upload is completed a new window prompt will appear with an option to view the public folder where the eBook is stored. The public folder is a shared folder allowing other users to have access to the eBook document.

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Notice in the Dropbox storage folder that a new file exist titled “mybook_13.epub.” To share the eBook you can notify other users by e-mail. To learn more about how to share files watch the video that is hyperlinked to this slide. mybook file

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To open the stored eBook file on an iPad , iPod or iPhone double click on the “mybook_13.epub.” The mybook file will begin the upload cycle and will take a few minutes to launch the file. Prior to uploading the eBook make sure that your mobile device has a compatible eBook reader application. A recommended eBook reader for Creative Book Builder is iBooks . Double Click to Open File Upload Status Bar

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Once the eBook file has completed the upload cycle a popup menu will appear prompting the user to select the type of application for opening the file. To open the eBook file in iBooks select the “Open in iBooks ” function key. The next step in the process will be to demonstrate how to us Dropbox storage as a temporary holding bin for uploading the eBook file to a wiki mobile learning site. Select Open in iBooks

Creating A Mobile Learning Site:

Creating A Mobile Learning Site

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Select Edit Tab To upload an eBook file to a pbworks mobile learning site select the edit tab in the top left hand corner of the page.

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After selecting the edit tab a window will appear on the top right had side of the side bar. Select the “Images and files” link. This will allow the user to have access to the upload files link. Select Image and Files Link

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The next step is to select the Upload files link which will open a popup window allowing the user to select the eBook file from its location. Select Upload Files Link

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To start the upload cycle Select the file to be uploaded. In this case mybook_8.epub will be selected. To determine the correct file selection the file selected will appear in the file name box. Select open to start the upload. Double Click on Selected File Mybook_8.ebub File Name Appears Select Open

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After the file uploads save the save button at the bottom of the wiki page. This will close the edit windows. The next step is to open and copy the link for posting or rendering a QR code. Select Save

Accessing eBooks for Mobile Learning :

Accessing eBooks for Mobile Learning

Tricks & Tweaking in Creative Book Builder:

Tricks & Tweaking in Creative Book Builder When Using Media Use YouTube downloader Convert to medium low quality iPhone Compress mp3 files to medium quality Create illustrations in PowerPoint and convert to gif file

YouTube Downloader:

YouTube Downloader

Tricks & Tweaking in Creative Book Builder:

What I Have Learned When importing files from Google Docs eliminate bullet points within the doc files Use hyperlinks before using sound or video files Make books small for short reads and lesson assignments Plan your content in advance & in small chunks Preview your book often in the production stages Email gif files and use save to photo feature in your iPad Tricks & Tweaking in Creative Book Builder

Flipping Your Classroom Flip eBooks:

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