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Presenter: Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Kansas State University
Email: cyndidk@ksu.edu
Website: http://theedtechplace.info
Twitter: @cyndidannerkuhn
Resources: http://www.pinterest.com/cyndidk/

As educators we face so many pressures. Traditional textbooks are expensive and outdated almost immediately. Frequent changes in curriculum make it even more important for educators to be adaptable. The solution? Use iBooks Author to create your own interactive media-rich ebooks. In this hands-on session, you will use iBooks Author and a variety of other free tools to customize learning resources for your classroom! We will also explore iTunes U Course Manager to create materials in a web browser and share that content with students online and on mobile devices via iTunes U! iBooks Author and iTunes U can work together to create a powerful resource of materials for your classroom. Attendees will need to bring an Apple computer with system 10.6 or 10.7 or 10.9 (Lion or Mountain Lion, Mavericks) an iPad and the sync cable. Please have the free iBooks Author installed before arriving at the workshop.

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What you need to bring to this session..... and know
  1. Bring both of your devices, Mac laptop and iPad
  2. Make sure both your devices are fully charged.
  3. A MAC computer with the latest version of OS X. iBooks Author only works on a MAC with Mountain Lion or Mavericks.
  4. An activated iPad (second-generation or newer) with the latest version of iOS (latest version is iOS 7)
  5. Your Apple ID and password (Hint: it is the same things as your iTunes login & password)
  6. Headphones with mic if you have them (the ones that come with smart phones like an iPhone)
  7. Syncing/charging cable for your iPad.
  8. PLEASE MAKE SURE iBooks Author https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks-author/id490152466?mt=12 is installed on your Mac before arriving.
  9. If you can, please download the E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Sample from the iBook Store, fully textbook is only $1.99, sample is free. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/e.-o.-wilsons-life-on-earth/id529004239?mt=1

The latest version of these apps:
  • If you haven't upgraded to Mavericks yet, I encourage you to do so, It is a free UPGRADE: http://www.apple.com/osx/
  • iPhoto (already on your Mac)
  • iMovie (already on your Mac)
  • GarageBand (already on your Mac)
  • Pages,(free with your Mavericks update, paid with other OS)
  • Numbers,(free with your Mavericks update, paid with other OS)
  • Keynote (free with your Mavericks update, paid with other OS)
  • NOTE: If you are not using iWork; Pages, Keynote, Numbers, no worries, but you will be able to obtain a copy of each FREE when you install the new Mavericks operating system from the Mac App store on your computer. Mavericks takes several hours to install, if you plan to update, please do before arriving.
  • iBooks Author https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks-author/id490152466?mt=12
  • iTunes on your Mac (already on your Mac)
  • iTunes on your iPad (already on your iPAD)
  • iTune U https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8
  • iBooks on your iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8
  • iBooks on your Mac will automatically be installed when you update to Mavericks

Pinterest board with tons of resources and tutorials about iBooks Author: