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)
- Create a story (Using construction paper and markers)
- Digitally capture story pages (Using a digital camera or scanner).
Create a PowerPoint Presentation
- Insert Slides (each slide if for a storybook page)
- Insert Digital Story Pages
- Narrate each story page
Insert Action Buttons (Arrows)
- Next Page
- Color Background
- Slide Transition (to simulate turning pages)
- Save eBook and "Package for CD"