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Student Created eBooks: Why and How.

Session Description:

Publishing digital books today is now really easy. Whether you have 1 iPad or 30 iPads in your classroom, you can guide students to create amazing work. Mobile devices today can be used to weave together audio, video, images, & text in creative ways (App Smashing). This session will show you how to get students away from consuming content to be creators of content and then publishing it as a digital book. Digital creation can engage students at any grade level while enhancing their writing, understanding and critical thinking skills. We will discuss why you should create digital books in your classroom and how to create them with easy apps and techniques. You will see many sample eBooks that students have created to give you ideas and inspiration.

Target Audience:

Elementary, Middle, Secondary


Creation, Publishing, iOS (iPad), OS (Mac)


Level 3: Transformative (Advanced)

Featured Apps: 

iBooks Author, Book Creator, Comic Life, iMovie, Inspiration, Green Screen

Session Resources: Student Created eBooks Resources

Presenter: Jeremy Reid

Organization: Westsyde Secondary School, SD#73

Position: Technology Coordinator and Teacher

Twitter: @jReidEdu


Jeremy Reid is a Social Studies teacher and Technology Coordinator at Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops. He has a keen interest in integrating technology into the curriculum and has recently completed a Masters in Education Technology at U.B.C. Using iPads in his classroom over the past 3 years has given him lots of practical experience.