This is a repost from the Educational Learning and Mobile Learning Blog
Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. I have curated this list over the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I don't know if you like reading books on your iPad or not but let me tell you this: having at least a couple of titles installed on your iPad would really be of great help particularly in those moments when you are stuck somewhere and have nothing to do but waiting.
Reading is a habit ( luckily a good one ) that we can ACQUIRE by force of habituation at least in the eyes of Skinnerian theory.The more you read , the fluent you get at reading and the more used your mind becomes to the act of reading. Check out these books I selected for you. All of them are free and require iBooks. Enjoy
1- The Student Guide to iPad
The Student Guide to iPads & iOS 6 was written to help middle-school and high-school students become proficient with basic iPad operations to support learning.
2- Publishing Student's Writing to iPad
"This short work describes how educators can gather student work into an eBook, quickly create cover art using PowerPoint, format it for uploading to Smashwords (including links to Smashwords Style Guide), upload it, and then invite students to download it to their iDevice via the free Bluefire Reader app. No cables, syncing, or iTunes required!"
3- Changing Student Engagement with iPad
"This book will prepare you for a 1:1 iPad program. It will highlight basic functions of the iPad, care for the iPad, pedagogy and lessons to challenge students. Use this book as a diving board. Our hope is that it will spring you into action, and plunge your students into deep thought and a sea of learning. "
4- Reference Guide for Students
"This book is intended to provide reference for students engaged in a 1:1 iPad program. The reference materials include gallery photos, interactive content, and movies that will enable students to use the iPad to its maximum potential. Information regarding basic iPad functions, care and digital citizenship is included. "
5- Lecturing with an iPad
"In an attempt to give students more opportunities to interact with me I've created an iPad app that allows student response to instructor questions, note-taking, student questions to the instructor and even allows students to indicate when they're confused. All is stored to the cloud an can be accessed via web apps as well."
6- Using New Technologies in The Classroom
"This is a short book of three articles I have written on new technologies that can be used in the classroom. Each chapter will include a summary of the article, and then a review or reflection of my thoughts about the idea of using the technology specified in the article. "
7- Flipping The Classroom
This book describes classroom flipping and details various means to its implementation. Covering the reasoning behind this new instruction method, the book focuses on mastery learning, and includes sections on using social networking and mobile devices as part of classroom structure. "