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1 eBooks in the Classroom DISD Summer Training 2011

2 Agenda Learn and identify and explore Digital Media Formats, Readers and file types. Explore eBook websites and Digital Storytelling Resources for classroom use. Create a digital story /interactive lesson to use next school year.

3 Today’s Meet

4 Today’s Meet Question? What would you like to learn today? What is your experience with eBooks? Do you have a reader? Do you know of a great eBook resource to share with the group?

5 Ereader: What and why?

6 eReaders: The Basics What types of ereaders are available Files & Formats and why they matter DRM - Digital Rights Management Where to get ebooks


8 Dimensions: 7.7” x 4.9” x.5” and weighs 11.6 oz Price: $149 Nook Wi-fi $199 for Nook Wi-Fi + 3G $249 for Nook Color Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Best Buy, Works with Greater Phoenix Digital Library

9 Barnes & Noble Nook cont’d Supported Formats: ePUB, PDF, PDB (ebooks); MP3 (audio); JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP (graphics) Memory: 2GB or up to 1500 ebooks Battery life: up to 10 days with wireless off 8 font sizes


11 Dimensions: 7.5” x 4.8” x 0.335” and weighs 8.5 oz Price: $139 Kindle Wi-fi $189 Kindle Wi-fi + 3G $380 for Kindle DX 9.7” Wi-Fi + 3G Only Does NOT work with the Greater Phoenix Digital Library

12 AMAZON’S KINDLE WI-FI cont’d Memory: 3GB Supported Formats: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion Battery life: 3 weeks (wireless on) or 4 weeks (wireless off) 8 adjustable font sizes


14 Dimensions: 6.25” x 4.25” x.4” and weighs 7.76oz Price: $129+ Pocket Edition $150+ Touch Edition $299 Daily Edition 7” Wi-fi + 3G There are many retailers…shop around! Works with the Greater Phoenix Digital Library

15 SONY READER cont’d Supports formats: ePUB, PDF & DOC (Microsoft Word Documents) Memory: 512MB or 350 books Battery life: up to 2 full weeks 3 font sizes


17 Dimensions: 7.2” x 4.7” x.4” and weighs 7.8oz Price: $129 Wi-fi Borders bookstore, WalMart Works with the Greater Phoenix Digital Library

18 KOBO cont’d Supported Formats: EPUB & PDF Memory: 1GB or up to 1000 books – 4GB memory expansion (SD Card) available Battery life: up to 2 weeks 5 font sizes


20 Dimensions: 6”x4”x.4” and weighs 7.6 oz Price: $100+ Borders bookstore, Does NOT work with the Greater Phoenix Digital Library

21 ALURATEK LIBRE cont’d Supports formats: ePUB, PDF & MP3, BMP, JPG, GIF Memory: 256MB ▫32GB memory expansion (SD Card) available Battery life: 24 hours

22 iPAD

23 Dimensions: 9.56” x 7.47” x.5” and weighs 1.5 lbs Price : $399-$650 16-64 GB Wi-fi Only $550-$800+ 16-64 GB Wi-fi + 3G Apple stores,, Best Buy, Works with the Greater Phoenix Digital Library (special instuctions)

24 iPAD continued Supported Formats: Supports many document, audio, and video formats Thousands of ereader Apps can be used 44 font faces & 110 font styles Battery life: 10 hrs

25 Amazon Kindle 3G & Wi-Fi Sony eReader Touch Kobo eReader Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi Aluratek Libre (PRO) eReader iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi Price$190.00$170.00$129.00$139.00$100.00$599.00 C. R. Score 72 Very Good 59 Good 40 Fair 53 Good 46 Good Not ranked As reader Battery Life (*claimed) 10-30 Days 2 Weeks 2 Weeks 10 Days24 hours continuou s 12 hours video/web Library Materials Supporte d NOYES NOYES DRM eBook Formats AZW, AZW1 EPUB, PDF, BBeB EPUB, PDF EPUB, PDB, PDF EPUB, PDFAZW, PDB AZW1, EPUB,PDF Unsecure d eBook Formats AA, AAX, MOBI, PDF, PRC EPUB, PDF, BBeB EPUB, PDF MP3, PDB, PDF, EPUB EPUB, FB2, MOBI, PDF, PRC All listed& more with Apps Other Documen t Formats DOC, RTF DOCX, TXT, HTML TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX NONE RFT, TXTAll Listed and MAC & image files

26 File Types eBook Formats: Adobe EPUB (Electronic Publication) Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) Amazon AZW (Kindle Format) TXT (Plain Text File) Audio Book Formats: WMA (Windows Media Audio File) MP3 (audio )

27 And Many More………………. book_formats

28 DRM: Digital Rights Management Layer of administrative data “wrapped around” the ebook file. Keeps the file secure and safe. Enforces rules from publishers. Not copyright…Licensing! Reader must be compatible with the type of DRM used, and there are lots of kinds of DRM.

29 Where to get ereader materials: Free ebook sites - look for free eBooks – look for free category - look for free category - look for free nookbooks *sites may require you to sign up for an account

30 Where to get ereader materials Ebook Sites/Stores *sites may require you to sign up for an account

31 Need a break?

32 Digital Storytelling…………… Google Search Stories : This is a YouTube site that lets you create a digital story out of a series of Google Searches, you really have to check it out to get the full effect!Google Search Stories PicLits : PicLits lets students choose a picture and then draw from a word bank to create a sentence or story to accompany the picture.PicLits

33 Digital Storytelling…………… Storybird: Fun collaborative way to create content. This site lets students create stories based on beautiful illustrations by real artists.Storybird Animoto: Awesome site, free music, 30 second limit, iPod App Available.Animoto Domo Animate: Story animation tool. Kids love animate.Domo Animate: Kerpoof Glogster

34 Digital Storytelling…………… Glogster Creza Voicethread Graphic Novel Creator: Comic Master Stage’d ePub Bud: publish ebooks for ebook readers like the iPad Virsona- a different kind of digital storytelling but neat none the less!Virsona

35 Digital Storytelling………… Zimmer Twins Fotobabble Picture Book Maker Nota- collaborative workspaceNota My Story Maker Xtranormal Do Ink Piki Kids Comic Creator

36 Digital Storytelling………. Bubblr! iPhoto Keynote PowerPoint iMovie

37 Sites to get students writing…… Lightening Bug What-if questions for stories The Story Starter Jr. and The Story Starter-The Story Starter JrThe Story Starter- PinBall-bounce ideas around

38 Your turn…………………. Find a resource to use next school year. Create a digital story to share with students or staff next year. Post your story to your blog. Paste a link to your story in Today’s Meet.

39 Overdrive

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