Students need to be equipped with skills to help them navigate the rapidly changing digital world. Technology provides education with the opportunity to enhance, extend and deepen learning across the curriculum and embedding mobile technology in the curriculum is an important aspect.
Shane (not his real name) was an industrious, intelligent seven-year-old with an amazing knowledge about dinosaurs, but a lack of confidence in class. His teacher identified in the iPad an opportunity to give Shane a chance to create something special and different with the app Book Creator. With the help of the IT Coordinator Shane created a non-fiction iBook about his favourite subject, T-Rex; his teacher typed up the words in Pages and then the two of them got to work creating an ePub document that could be uploaded to the iBooks Book Store.