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A Simple Guide for Teachers to Create eBooks on iPad using iBook Author

With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author. These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted  two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education. Today we are adding a follow up to those articles.


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Below are some of the best tutorials to get teachers and educators acquainted with the iBook Author. Just a reminder, iBook Author allows users to easily create ebooks. The app is free and has a very intuitive interface. The purpose behind these tutorials is to help those of you , still struggling with the intricacies of this app, find their way out and be able to create their own ebooks to share with students and colleagues.



1- Selecting a template


 To start creating an eBook using iBook Author you need first to select a template . Apple has 6 suggested templates. Watch the video below to learn how to select a template:









2- Thmbnail and Panels


 The video below will walk you through the outline and thumbnail panels in iBooks Author.








3-  Tool bar


This video will show you how the tool bar works and inform you about the different functions of each icon.








4- Inspector Panel

This video will make you familiar with using Inspector Panel on iBook Author








5- Pages and navigation


This tutorial will show you how to insert pages and navigate the thumbnail and outline view.








6- Using Rulers and Guides


This guide will help you understand how to use rulers and guides on the iBook Author.








7- Inserting Text


This tutorial will teach you how to insert and edit text on iBooks Author







8- Inserting Text from Microsoft


This video will help you learn how to insert a Microsoft Word text document into iBook Author and how to modify it.








9-  Paragraph Styles


This video will teach you how to format text using style, modify the size, font and many more.







10- Email an iBook PDF


This tutorial will show you how to email an iBook PDF file.










For more video tutorials on how to use iBook Author please visit This Website.



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  1. Some of the instructors talk MUCH TOO FAST!!!! If you don't take your audience into consideration you're not doing your job. Case in Point "thumbnails and panels." The voice over sounds like he has the most important date in his life in five minutes and he has to get out of there in one minute. No excuse for this. You're not talking to techies...but to normal boobs like me. If you want to race put sneakers on a run around a track. Or get a supervisor for the project....

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