Starting on May 29th in San Jose, California, Tony DiLaura, Steve Dickie, and Judy Paxton will be bringing educators together in a series of two-day hackathon events, where teachers can collaboratively create resources for their students using iBooks Author.
During the hackathons, teachers will learn about creating content in iBooks Author and how to build interactive widgets. They will be able to work together in subject area teams to start creating high quality Multi-Touch books. Following the San Jose event, further hackathons are arranged for Grand Rapids on June 11-12th, Detroit on June 18-19th and Chicago on July 10-11th.
Over the summer, teachers can then continue to build their units and communicate virtually with teammates until the final compilation date of August 8th. The hackathon team will be showcasing the results of the project at Zeeland Public Schools Education Technology Academy on August 13th.
We’re very excited to be supporting these events. Although we’re unable to attend in person, the Bookry team will be presenting to attendees via Skype/Google+ and will be on hand throughout to offer support and advice on widget generation. And, as were always up for a challenge, we will also be taking one or two widget requests from attendees during each event, and attempting to create them before the event closes!
For more information on the events and to register, please follow these links: