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Making your own eBooks: Revision

Making your own eBooks

Last updated by Jill Hammonds

There are many web 2.0 tools and apps available for making eBooks.

  • Working online with Storyjumper
    suitable for all browsers, but not available for making eBooks on iPads, although can be viewed on them. Check out this one by clicking on the book.
    Storyjumper example   
    To find out more including how to make your own Storyjumper access the Storyjumper Help page here.

 

  • Book Creator - iPad and Android app - free lite version but you can only make one book.  Full version $6.49

Book Creator App for iPad

This is a very simple app that students should teach themselves (Key competencies). Have them explore each of the icons in the app but basically:

Add

 to add any photos (with iPad camera or from camera roll), drawings, text or sound.  

NB Reluctant writers can be assisted to write by inserting their drawing or photo,
then recording their story before adding a simplified text version

Change info  to add information so that things look different e.g. text size, colour, background.
Share  to share your eBook through e.g. inclusion in your iBook app.

 or follow the tutorial inside the app or on Allanah's Google site.
Book creator tutorial    

 

  • Story Buddy - iPad app - Lite version available free but you really need the full version ($2.99) 

Story Buddy app  

You tube tutorial for Story Buddy

 

  • Search for eBook software or appsand there are thousands of other possibilities as any Google search for "eBook maker" will show.  Encourage your students to explore some of the free ones available - researching and using an online tutorials can be a great part of your reading programme that students will enjoy.  They can then share their findings with other students or the class as part of their oral language development, or as part of transactional writing, design their own tutorial using the actual eBook software/app as the vehicle.

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