I am about to scream. I love my iPad and my iPad (hopefully iPad2 within the next hour) loves me too…but today, the love has grown. A fellow colleague, Sam Parisi shared with me today the most unbelievable site: dotepub.com. dotepub allows you to turn any webpage into an .ePub on the iPad!
I know…let me repeat this: dotepub allows you to turn any webpage into an .ePub on the iPad! Now, if I am student who doesn’t have internet access at home I can simply create an ePub of a website I need to read and then…BOOM, I have access at home. This really works well for anyone, but great implications in the classroom and beyond.
I really like the fact that we are able to promote literacy even through a webpage. The Common Core are coming at the rate of speed. We need to start creating more examples of learning like this! Students having a digital library of ALL types reading material is just awesome. We have to THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOOK (website to follow soon 😉
Students can open the ePub in the iBooks and…
- Tap and highlight any word and get the word defined for you instantly
- Highligh words and phrases in different colors
- Maybe highlight symbolism in pink
- Highlight compound sentences in blue
- You can also tap on any word and or phrase and create sticky note.
And people don’t understand the power of mobile! Elation…after a long hard night, this was just the pick me up I needed. Oh, and did I mention this is all FREE!
The Cre8tiv Mind