Convert Files to ePub
By bringing a document that the educator has created into iBooks, teachers and students are able to read the document, mark it up as desired, and store the content on the iPad. Users can also have the document read to them, highlight words or passages, have terms defined, and take notes.
Activity - Convert Files to ePub
- Find or create a document (PDF or Word Document work best) that you would like to convert to an iBook for students to use.
- Go to the on-line converter in the web browser.
- In the center of the screen click on the Browse button and navigate to the Word or PDF document you want to convert.
- Select Open, you should see your document title in the browse window, fill in optional fields if desired. (if you do not put in an ebook title, it will assign a random alpha/numeric title)
- Scroll down to the Convert file button. The screen will change to display a Conversion in progress. Please wait...message.
- You will get a message that our file is converted with the option to open or save. Click in the radial button to Save File.
- Navigate to your Downloads where the document was saved as an epub. You will need to store the epub where you and yours students can access it from their iPad, such as an email, dropbox folder, or a website.
- On your iPad, locate the document and open in iBooks. It will automatically be stored in the iBooks library.
Artifact - Convert Files to ePub
- Take a screenshot of a document in the on-line converter in the conversion process. This may be completed using the computer or on the iPad (on the iPad, just enter the URL for the file.) Once the ePub file is created, open the file in iBooks or the Kindle app. If done on the computer, you may need to email or transfer it to your iPad through Dropbox.
- Take a screenshot of the converted file in iBooks or the Kindle app, with a word highlighted so the optional tools are displayed, clearly showing that you are viewing the document as an ePub document.
- Upload both screenshots to your digital portfolio.
- Reflect on the benefits of viewing converted web pages, Word documents, PowerPoints, or .pdf documents in iBooks or the Kindle app in the ePub format.