That was a bit of a title hey?
I’m sure you have seen some of my older Multitouch Books I created for my classes when I was teaching in a Secondary School last year (cough, No 1 on iTunes…)
As part of my new role I have been given the opportunity to develop resources for our students with additional needs or language barriers. The goal of these resources is to personalise them to the student. Part of that process has been to sit in on PSG meetings and help teachers as they create their ILP (individual learning plans).
One of the key concerns of teachers is the time needed to spend with these students on tasks, as it takes them away from the rest of the class.
For example, one student needed to work on his letters (in this case Vowels and Consonants) and requires a lot of repetition. I looked at ways I could create an engaging resource that the student could use independently and also at home with their parents.
I have found the interactivity and ease of creating Multitouch iBooks is prefect for this. I am also in the process of setting up an iTunes U channel for the school which all school iPads will be subscribed to. This way as I create new books they will be download automatically to each iPad.
You can check out an overview of the book in its basic stages in the video below and also download it directly to your iPad by tapping here on your iPad
My goal will be to develop a whole series of these catering to different student requirements and accessible to all.