Creating a Digital Book With CAST Builder

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Published on May 18, 2008

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Creating a Digital Book WithCAST UDL Book Builder : Creating a Digital Book WithCAST UDL Book Builder Use this site to create, read, and share engaging digital books that build reading skills for students. Your books will engage readers and provide a tool for differentiation that can be used according to a students individual needs, interests, and skills. Features : Features Learn About Universal Design for Learning Explore Model Books Explore Shared Book Library View Tips for Authors and Illustrators Create and Edit Books Create a Free Account : Create a Free Account Create An Account 1. Username: 2. First Name: 3. Last Name: 4. E-mail Address: 5. Verify E-mail: 6. Password: 7. Verify Password: How to Begin : How to Begin Write your story in a word document or find an open source story on the Internet. Go to the site CAST UDL Book Builder and click on the Create and Edit Books button. Click on the Start a New Book button. Provide Book Information : Provide Book Information Give your book a title, select a genre, content area and grade level. Are you the author and illustrator? Choose the orientation, whether you want the book to appear horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait) on the screen. You can also change the name of the coaches by typing in new names. You can revise everything on this page at any time. Slide 6: You have a choice of naming your coaches or leaving the coach names as is: Coaches are used to support student learning and engagement. Possible Uses of Coaches: Comprehension Strategies Vocabulary Development Critical Thinking Skills Math Problem Solving Student Motivation Pedro Hali Monty Click on Title Page : Click on Title Page Add Text, Images, & Audio With Add/Edit Buttons : Add Text, Images, & Audio With Add/Edit Buttons Adding Text : Adding Text Click on the Add/Edit Text button. Type your text in the box. Use the tools to format your text – done the same way as you would in Microsoft Word. Hit the save button on bottom of your screen. Your text has now been added to your page. Adding Images : Adding Images Add/Edit Text                                                                                                              When I write a book, I think about the students and what I want them to learn. Sometimes I like to use repeating language patterns, or use a theme like counting or days of the week. I have even written poems and put in pictures that I found online. If I want my students to be aware of new vocabulary, I insert definitions for the glossary. Add/Edit Image Browse Upload Alt Text Caption Find an image and save it to My Pictures on your computer. Click the Add/Edit Image button on the Add Image page. Click browse and find your image in My Pictures. Click on your chosen picture and then hit open. When the browse box is filled with your image information click upload. Your image is now on the page. Add Additional Pages : Add Additional Pages Click on the Add Page After button to add the next page of your book. Insert Pages Between Existing Pages : Insert Pages Between Existing Pages Go to where you want to add a page in your book and click on the Add Page After or Add Page Before button to add the next page of your book. Delete a Page : Delete a Page Click on the Delete a Page button. You will be asked if you are sure before you can delete. Creating a Glossary : Creating a Glossary Click on Edit Glossary at the top of the page on the purple navigation bar. Click on Add New Glossary Term. Add a Word to the Glossary : Add a Word to the Glossary Glossary For: Glossary Term: Type word in the Glossary Term box. Hit save if it is correct or cancel if you do not wish to add the word. Adding a Definition & Image to Glossary : Adding a Definition & Image to Glossary Attach Glossary to Words in Story : Attach Glossary to Words in Story Return to your book by clicking on Edit Book on the top of the page in the purple navigation bar. Find a word in your text you added to the glossary. Click on the Add/Edit text button on that page. When the text box pops up highlight the word you want to link. Go to the top of the page and click on the Link to Definition button. Select the word in your glossary you want to link to. Click save – your word is now linked. Add a Coach : Add a Coach Click on the Add/Edit button under the picture of the character you want to add. Type your text into the text box. Click the Preview button to listen to your text. Save your text. Text is now added to your page. Completing Book : Completing Book Click on the Book Completed button. Agree to the terms. Your account will come up. Click on the Share to Library button. You now have a url address you can link anywhere or you can download your book. Book is Now in Your Account : Book is Now in Your Account

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