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Book Creation - It's A Flip Dunk Apps to Strut Your Stuff


In 1970 I was teaching a seventh grade Social Studies class and I quickly realized that the textbook we were assigned was not comprehendible by my students.

I decided that we would write our own text.  Each child was assigned a topic and had to produce one page.  I encouraged them to also create a picture or design for their page.

The final copies were done on rexograph or ditto pages. (I still have that purple ink on my fingers!) I ran off copies of the book for all the students in the class.

My Principal wrote the following:

February 16, 1970 - Berriman Junior High School 64 "A Study of the American Revolution" - "This total group effort under your inspirational and devoted guidance, provided a built-in motivation for a sustained and integrated learning experience."

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Ebook Creation | @shellterrell

Journey in Technology: Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook

A student-created digital textbook: Their process and resources | Ditch That Textbook @jmattmiller

Three Good Tools for Creating Multimedia Books Online

4 Tips for Student-Created Digital Books | Common Sense Education

15 Excellent iPad Apps for Creating Books

So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks @web20classroom

How to Create Your Own Textbook With or Without Apple | @MindShiftKQED

How to Create E-Books

Digital Textbook | Learn about Digital Textbook on instaGrok, the research engine

Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students | Wired Science | Wired

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