E-books can make English teaching and learning more effective and interesting, and teachers and students can create any types of e-books with their creativity.
A good e-book can be a well-balanced combination of teacher input and student choice as shown below.
A Comparison between E-books
Here is the story I’m Trying to Love Spiders made in two different versions of e-books.
Version 1. A read-aloud video
Version 2. A digital storybook
A Suggestion on Creating E-books
If you prefer an electronic book that can be used for a flipped lesson, the second version might be a good option for you. It was made by Book Creator, a tool for creating e-books with texts, images, audio and videos across different devices and platforms. For more details, check out the following two videos.
Two Tutorials about Book Creator
To get started with Book Creator, here is a 5-minute quick tutorial for you to create an e-book.
What follows here is an extended tutorial that introduces more features about Book Creator.
More How-to Videos for Book Creator
If you are interested in a particular feature of book creator, you will not want to miss the videos below.
1. How to work with others on Book Creator
This allows your students to work together on a shared e-book.
2. How to make a template e-book for students
This is a great way for your students to leverage a shared e-book.
3. How to embed content from other apps
With App Smashing (using multiple apps to create an original work), you can easily enrich your e-book content.
4. How to publish your e-books online
This is how you can make your e-books available to your students.
5. How to embed your e-book on a website
This is useful if you have a personal website that serves as your LMS.
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