Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Creating eBooks Using PowerPoint

Using common technology tools like Microsoft PowerPoint, a digital camera and a microphone, teachers and students can easily create their own original talking electronic books. These books can be "played" on a computer. Another classroom application of the PowerPoint eBook is to use the same technology to create digital "Big Books" for class reading and other activities. Converting your eBook into a Big Book simply requires a projector connected to your computer and a screen.

Utilizing the highest level on Bloom's taxonomy, creating eBooks could satisfy the following New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards:

  • 3.1 (Reading)
  • 3.2 (Writing)
  • 3.3 (Speaking)
  • 3.4 (Listening)
  • 3.5 (Viewing and Media Literacy)

  • 8.1 (Technological Literacy)

Creating an eBook requires some very simple steps. We can follow these steps to create an eBook.
  1. Create a story (Using construction paper and markers)
  2. Digitally capture story pages (Using a digital camera or scanner).

  3. Create a PowerPoint Presentation
    1. Insert Slides (each slide if for a storybook page)
    2. Insert Digital Story Pages
    3. Narrate each story page

    4. Insert Action Buttons (Arrows)
      1. Next Page

  4. Enhance Presentation
    1. Color Background
    2. Slide Transition (to simulate turning pages)
  5. Save eBook and "Package for CD"
Click here to view a sample PowerPoint eBook.

No comments: