iBooks Author: Science Lab Manual

Chris Miller - #TCEA14

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Be Sure 2 Bring a Phone or Camera to Take Pics and Vids of Labs

Just for Science... please bring your own stuff if you have it!

Intro: Creating a Science Lab Manual in iBooks Author #TCEA14

Flipped PD: A Basic Intro to iBooks Author 4 U!

A basic shout out and overview of the session...

Intro iBooks Author TCEA14

How to actually use iBooks Author - Intro

Getting Started with iBooks Author

Write or Edit Equations Directly in iBooks Author

LaTeX and MathML are supported by iBooks Author beginning with version 2.0. iBooks Author supports all LaTeX commands that can be converted to MathML with blather.

Apple Support KB on using LaTex and MathML

LaTeX information

MathML information

Additional Font Resources

You will need to use iOS supported True Type Fonts. The default ones in iBooks Author all work, but you can find 100% free commercial fonts that are iBook and iOS friendly at the following sites:

Font Squirrell

Google Fonts

The Bookry: a free resource for additional widgets

Create your own customized HTML 5 widgets using our simple online generator then drag and drop into iBooks Author. Bookry widgets let you engage, challenge, entertain and interact with your readers like never before. Readers can play games, solve puzzles, draw pictures and save any data they enter into your widgets to the cloud. They can also share their data with others by email,Twitter, Facebook and Evernote.

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Some resources for our session...

The following resources will be used in our class to create an interactive iBook about

cells. You can download a copy of all our files for this course at the following url:


iBooks Author Site


3D Models



SketchUp 3D Model Warehouse



Cells Cells - Parts of the Cell Rap (YouTube Creative Commons license)


On-Line Video Converter






Video Monkey - Video Converter App from SourceForge



The Bookry Widget Library


Create Your Own Interactive Widgets Guide