Saturday, October 8, 2011

Author! Author!

The students in Mr. Mitchell's class have kindergarten reading buddies. They thought it would be a good idea to create their own stories to share using their iPads, and the eStorybook project was born. The students used Adobe Ideas or Drawing Box for the illustrations, Keynote to create the pages and add text, and eBook Creator to record their own voices and save the projects as eBooks that could be read and listened to on the iPad. We're very pleased with the initial results, and we hope you like them too.

In this post, three pairs of authors discuss their stories and show you how they were created. We're including the ebooks they created so that you can download them and read them yourselves. To read them, you'll need to have eBook Creator installed on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. You can download it here. It's unfortunately no longer free, and we're searching for ways to create new ebooks that can be read by more folks and can be recorded as movies so that we can publish them in the blog.

Enjoy, and look for more books in the next few weeks.

The Candy Town Mystery
Princess Bubblegum is missing from her castle. Can the folks of Candy Town save her? Karli and Maddy discuss their ebook and show you how it was created.

Download The Candy Town Mystery. For now, you'll need eBook Creator on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to read it.

Jack and Alice
Jack is a giraffe. Alice is an elephant. Can they be friends? Izzy and Makennah discuss their ebook and how it was created.

Download Jack and Alice. For now, you'll need eBook Creator on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to read it.

Princess Orange Blossom
Queen Lemon Lime is sick, and she needs help. Orange Blossom and the other gummy bears need to help her. Hailey and Addy discuss their ebook andy how they made it using their iPads.

Download Princess Orange Blossom. For now, you'll need eBook Creator on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to read it.


  1. Dear students,
    You did a wonderful job explaining how you created your ebooks. It is inspiring to listen to you and watch you, and now I need to get the App so I can see/read/experience your books. Thanks for sharing. You have me now wondering about how to use this with my students on our iTouches (we don't have iPads ... yet).
    Mr. Hodgson
    Southampton, Massachusetts

  2. Boys and girls, you did such a fantastic job explaining how you created your ebooks! Very impressive work!

    Mrs. Thomsen
    San Clemente, CA

  3. I am very impressed your your stories and the use of all the iPad apps and tools. I will definitely be sharing these with my students in Melbourne.
    Hopefully you can share our stories one day too.
    Thank you for teaching me some cool new tools.
    Mrs Verona Gridley