Class 14: Design Lab I

Digital technologies have put us in charge of the information we access, store, analyze and share.  Creating an iBook harnesses those motivational factors into an engaging learning experience. The ease of distribution across the world (via iTunes) means students can communicate with a broader, and more authentic audience than just their teacher and class peers.

This week we will wrap up our first drafts of our historical thinking skill lessons for inclusion into our collaborative iBook. We’ll be working in the Digital Lab at Clark Library. This will be the fifth multi-touch iBook published by our EdMethods students.

Technical aspects
The iBooks will be designed using iBooks Author in the Mac lab. Students will bring digital versions of their DBQs to the lab – including all image and sound files, text files, citations and URLs. Here’s a quick guide to managing your files to get ready for iBooks Author: edMethods Teachers’ Tool Kit: iBooks Author

I’ve created a YouTube channel with some short tutorials that students may wish to refer to. See iBooks Author Tips

Holocaust Memorial Project

We’ll also use this session to put finishing touches on our web-based curriculum design project at Oregon Holocaust Memorial

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