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This is a very simple guide that will transform any student writing into a fabulous, embeddable, flippable, E-Book!

This is my example that I made in class. Please click and explore-use mouse to turn pages!
Supersnail and the sinking ant.

 

So where do you start? Well you need to write something first! The E-Book is just the tip of the iceberg!

In my class this was a long process of brainstorming, character description and plot development using story mountain scaffold- finally using MS Word to write up finished ‘Quests’. At least 3/4 weeks.

For every picture the students used CC licensed images-there’s several websites where you can search for these images-wikimedia is one of the best.

 

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For the entire Book the students used Microsoft Word-For the title page it was as simple as using word art and a CC image that was then manipulated using ‘Paint’.

 

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Each page contained 2 pictures and 2 text boxes for the story. Pupils even used the ‘call-outs’ in the autoshapes menu to add some ‘depth’ to pictures.

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When the entire story was written up-it looked like this. As you can see we added a back page summary-just like a real book!

image When finished it’s a simple matter of converting Word to PDF either by using ‘save as type’ if using Windows 7/2010 or higher.

 

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Or by using the conversion website Zamzar.com.

image Once you have a PDF of your book-sign up for Youblisher.com…

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and upload your PDF onto the site.

image The beauty of Youblisher is that it gives you embed codes to put into blogs or a direct link to give out to parents.

 

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Youblisher is not the only E-Book website out there-

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There’s Zinepal ….

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My ebook which @Chilledteaching (formally @colport) has used very successfully.

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and Scribd.

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There’s also a new website called Flipsnack

Here’s my link to all the websites mentioned here

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 I’ve also uploaded a handout version of this post to TES resources here

Please comment if you know of any other E-Book websites that I’ve missed!

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