Ebook Creation in Schools

Ebook Creation in Schools

Working with Sandford Hill Primary as one of our RTC bases.   We are getting the students to create Learning Journals of their term. Students will capture relevant media for the project using MacBooks, and Flip Cams.

Their journals will be composed primarily on Pages .  The students have been using Macbook computers to create their content. They have added Audio recordings and Video to their books which can be viewed from within the books.

The Children will then share and evaluate each others work using iPads which are proving to be an invaluable tool inside classrooms.  Right now we are very happy with the outcomes so far.

Project Blog Week 1

Task 1:  Photo Booth

Children used photo booth which is essentially a “camera toy” program which allows users to take photographs of themselves and apply a varying range of comic effects.  In my experience this is a great ice breaker program to use with students of all ages.  Almost everyone enjoys playing around with the effects.  It helps to break down barriers, inhibitions and helps relax students.

Once the children had taken a range of photographs They were asked to export selected images from photo booth to iPhoto.

Task 2 About the Author.

I asked the students to write an “about the author” page. Using the simple application “textedit”, students began writing their own short biographies.  This price of work is quite short but helps them practise their keyboard skills and also provide the first piece of content for their ebook.  The laptop safe has now arrived which should now allow us to charge the majority of MacBooks the day before the activities.

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