iBooks will create textbook- like material for your classes
Apple gives us yet another good reason for us to buy an iPad; they say even technologically green teachers will be able to develop customized coursework companions for their curricula through their new iBook app that might wind up being the iMovie of textbook creation.
Read more at their site: http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/
This video looks at the highlights from Apple’s announcement (Apple has to announce everything doesn’t it?!), including video analysis from Mashable:
I’ll be testing this free app over the coming weeks- schedule some time with me to demo it!
About Alyson Vogel
I started in education 10 years ago starting a media center and television studio for students in District Ten in the Bronx. Middle school students and teachers were introduced to media and media literacy projects designed for active learning in real world contexts. For the past 5 years I have been an academic program developer, coach and workshop leader. I have significant expertise in course design, curriculum planning, online teaching, training, coaching & mentoring and major event logistics & execution.
My emphasis is on integrating the Internet and new media into teaching and learning. My background in television and radio, teaching teachers in K-12 through Higher Education, professional life coaching, and yes, even my newly acquired professional chef skills brings depth to my latest position of Associate Director of Online Education at Lehman College. I am very excited to be among this group of professionals to take my understanding of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to even greater heights.
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I definitely will Joe, the first part of that is getting the new OS on the laptop- the software only runs on Lion- migrating everything is the first challenge!
I hope you’ll share your thoughts after testing, Alyson! I posted my own thoughts so far (http://prestidigitation.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2012/01/24/ibooks-and-textbooks/) and I’m very curious to know what others think!