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Webinar: An Introduction to iBooks for the Classroom

Last week's topic was on how to access and use iBooks in the classroom. I recorded my screencast, or attempted to, a couple times on Friday, but the iBooks app was being too slow. So, I put it together today instead. One of the teachers I met with last week suggested using your $50 classroom fund to buy an electronic copy of the books her students read so that she can project the book and annotate the book for easy reference in class. What a great idea! Many of the classics are available in iBooks for free as are a wide variety of textbooks, especially from CK-12. So check it out and let me know what you think!


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