Friday, August 31, 2012

#Open Textbook Tweet

A quick read by Sharyn Fizpatrick on the what and why of open textbooks.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Algebra eBook on Google Play

It took a while... but we were able to get our Free Algebra Study Guide onto the Google Play bookstore.  The basic steps were to:

  1. Create the e-book in the .epub format. We used the open WYSIWYG ebook editor Sigil.
  2. Create a Google Books Partnership Account.
  3. Follow the instructions for submission EXACTLY and set your price.

The Google Play e-reader is actually very nice. You can seamlessly read the study guide on many different devices.  The epub format allows for reflowable text.  Please feel free to download the book and study the mark-up in Sigil.

Doing this was a fun exercise and I hope the guide might help some folks.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Algebra Video Collection

My algebra video collection is almost complete.

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