Exploring the use of iPads and mobile devices in education.
I got the bug when iBooks Author was released. It allowed me to easily combine my love of graphics and my love of teaching physics. Suddenly it was clear to me that I could create a book. At the least, I could create a book for my students to use. At the most, I could create a book that everyone could use.
As I wrote my book, I soon realized there would be some expenses. I needed to purchase an ISBN number, I needed an update to my 3D graphics program, and I needed to purchase some images. So to raise some money, I started a Kickstarter campaign. I hoped to raise $750. I raised $750 in my first few days. Then my project was recommended on MacBreak Weekly and the donations flooded in raising it to $3,939. The feeling was great to have so many people enthusiastic about my book. I worked day and night to make it the best book I could create.
When I was done, I was very proud of what I created. The book "The Electric Force" is now available on the iTunes store and it is selling a few copies a day. But I'm not done.
I am now working on another book called Forces and Motion. This is actually going to be the first book in the series, The Electric Force is the fourth. There is so much more I want to do with Forces and Motion. I want more videos, more animations, and more interactivity-not just quizzes and interactive images. I want the book to use other science apps that take and analyze data, and I want the students to use Pages and Numbers to complete assignments. And as the technology grows, I want the books to be on the forefront.
This is quite a lot to do and I am only getting started in my writing and my ability to do any of this. I'm hoping the people on this forum can help me out. I'll post updates on my progress here regularly if there is interest here in following my progress.
Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas for my books.