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What’s BoomWriter? It’s simple. Students read the first part of a story written by a professional writer and then attempt to write the next chapter (with a reasonable word limit). After submitting their work, participants read the chapters of some of their peers and then vote for the one they believe is the best. Once a winner is identified, that piece becomes the next chapter and the competitions continue until the story is complete (which is up to the teacher). Go to BoomWriter.com/schoolsto learn more and understand why WGBH.com writes, “...How BoomWriter is inspiring young writers”. There’s no cost for teachers to use it in school, and your students and their parents will all love it.
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Kim Munoz - SimpleK12 Webinar: Publishing Digital Books: Making Students' Work Come Alive
TikaTok - http://www.tikatok.com/
parent and teacher accounts
Example for Higher Ed - http://screencast.com/t/KErqgnZgP
Stone Soup - magazine for kids http://www.stonesoup.com
iBooks Author (free to install): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks-author/id490152466?ls=1&mt=12
Publishing with iBooks Author is a free 110 page publication from O'Reilly Media. I just discovered the guide a couple of days ago and I wish I had found it earlier because it would have saved me a lot of time in learning how to use iBooks Author. Publishing with iBooks Author covers everything from copyright, DRM, and the End User Agreement to templates, layouts, media insertion, publishing, and distribution. You will have to register for an O'Reilly Media account to download the book (that does take a few minutes and requires email verification) but I think that's a small price to pay for an excellent free ebook. Publishing with iBooks Author is available to download as an ePub file and as a PDF.
This post originally appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.
YouTubes Channel Dedicated to iBooks Author - http://www.youtube.com/topic/U5cfYNER2Q0/?feature=results_main
Booktype is an open source program for creating ebooks and preparing them for distribution on Kindle and iBooks. Booktype is designed for collaborative use by a group of writers. You can update your books and redistribute them even after your initial publishing date.
Booktype, the open source publishing platform. from Sourcefabric on Vimeo.
To clarify, Booktype is not a service it's an open source program that you can download and install on your own server. If you have the skills to manage it, Booktype could be a good in-house solution for digital publishing.
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