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Changing the Narrative With Digital Books

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Sunday, June 23, 2:30–3:30 pm
Location: 115A

Michael Hernandez  
Learn how easy it is to author and publish epub digital books on your laptop or iPad. See how to integrate this project into all subject areas, see student examples, and get tips and best practices.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants should bring a charged iPad or Mac with the latest version of Pages installed, OR a PC/Chromebook with a Book Creator account and internet access. Please make sure your device, especially if it is owned by a school district, allows full access to camera and microphones as you will be using both for the session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn how to use Pages or BookCreator app to author and publish digital books, and how to use these projects in classrooms of all grade levels and subject areas. Through a variety of direct instruction, and hands-on exercises, participants will become familiar with the tools and learn tips on how to use these tools with their students. They will walk away from the session having completed several pages of an original ebook and have sample lessons and ideas for integrating similar projects in their own classroom.


Intro (5 min)
Why use ebooks in the classroom? (5 min)
Sample ebooks (5 min)
Review of authoring tools (5 min)
Demo: How to create ebooks with Pages on ipad and mac (10 min)
Activity: Authoring your own ebook with Pages (20 min)
Share and review (5 min)
Best practices (5 min)

Supporting research

Media Literacy Definition:
Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers:

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Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School

Michael Hernandez is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant in Los Angeles whose work focuses on media literacy, digital storytelling and social justice. A filmmaker with a master’s degree in film production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Hernandez is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and PBS Digital Innovator. Follow him on Twitter @cinehead, on Instagram @changing.the.narrative and at

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