@CLykowski wonderful news - I hope all goes well :-)
Anyone have any experience with or advice on SparkCityWorld.com social network for an 11 year old girl?
Bummer, looks like the mp3 podcast links from the 2006 2nd grade podcast I helped Alexander’s class with are broken now http://ow.ly/5RJpS
My #playingwithmedia eBook is now #2 in the US Kindle Store in Education - Computers & Technology http://ow.ly/5R class=”hashtag” rel=”search” href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23fb”>#fb #fb
New post: The Hobbit in Five Minutes [Video] http://bit.ly/ppFxqV
Rdg: AT&T to throttle data for some users on unlimited data plans http://j.mp/nnt class=”hashtag” rel=”search” href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23fb”>#fb #fb
I’m at Popcorn Fharmacy http://4sq.com/ruuFu4
@cchausis Have you seen Calibre change the images when you convert from EPUB to MOBI? The latest version is doing that for me…
#playingwithmedia is currently the 15th top seller in the US Kindle store in Education - Computers & Tech! http://ow.ly/5Q class=”hashtag” rel=”search” href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23fb”>#fb #fb
@amckiel thanks :-)
@Luludotcom I’ve tried but my Apple Pages-exported EPUB’s won’t verify on your site. I keep getting an error about PDFs. Frustrating.
@elemenous it’s a great idea. I might give it a try next week in MT. Always good for more interactive opportunities in BYOL sessions
Getting my visa & travel plans finalized for the Learning 2.011 conference in Shanghai in just 40 days! http://www.learning2.asia
@elemenous I haven’t done a workshop in Edmodo - why are you thinking it’s a great PD environment?
I’m at Jt’s Tacos (7 Harrison Ave, Oklahoma City) http://4sq.com/nSx8qp
New post: Publishing eBooks to Amazon and iTunes iBookstore: Learning Curve Continues http://bit.ly/r7K5JM
It may take up to 24 hours for the updated version to become available. If you downloaded previously, you can re-download and get the update
@MBennettOK wow, sounds great! Enjoy and be safe!
@gregkulowiec Here’s my best link to date about EPUBs & the creation process http://ow.ly/5Q class=”hashtag” rel=”search” href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23playingwithmedia”>#playingwithmediae#fb #fb
Storyist software is a story development tool for novelists and screenwriters http://storyist.com
On our way to Meet Your Teacher night at Rachel’s new @OKCPS elementary school!
It’s another hot one in central Oklahoma. I may have to do something radical… Like relocate for 11 days to Montana starting Monday!
@brueckj23 yes indeed - very reasonable wait time
@cchausis great - thanks. I’ll try it!
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@cchausis I will give it a try… do you know if Calibre will add a TOC when you convert EPUB to AZW or MOBI?
I’ve posted a question to Amazon KDP forum: Help needed creating a table of contents in an imported EPUB for Kindle http://ow.ly/5Pb7a
Does anyone know if the West Texas Apple Collaborative is still going strong? Who is a contact for that group?
@larrystraining thanks for the RT :-)
@GusGMedlock what brand computer is it?
About to order the world’s best breakfast burrito (@ Market Street w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://4sq.com/pSH382
@sjciske yes, excellent!
@BlueSkunkBlog I’d add: …or holding an iPad in front of students makes you an engaging educator…
RT @BlueSkunkBlog: Doug’s t-shirt says: Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
@GingerLewman onward and upward :-) I think it was a good move
@courosa yes but I think you must know some clever tricks - what about ISTE 2010 in Denver?!
@jonbecker the secret of 4Square mayorships still eludes me… If you figure that out please let me know!
@GingerLewman Glad to see you’ve made the username switch :-) it’s nice twitter lets you change & keep all followers!
@GingerLewman sweet today - savory last time! I’m overjoyed to still be the 4Square Mayor here :-)
I’m at Arbuckle Fried Pies (Davis) http://4sq.com/qjlMPz
Anyone have a good recommendation for a good quality, inexpensive online CD duplicator service (with reasonably nice labels)
@timlauer The standard EUB version isn’t too bad on an iPad with a fast Internet connection… it’s slick to have the embedded videos tho
@timlauer thanks - I really think the multimedia EPUB is the best, but until my Apple iConnect account is live that 1 won’t be available
@timjpriebe I will :-)
I am loving the option to 2 finger swipe to scroll through documents in Mac OS 10.7 Lion! Just like an iPad http://ow.ly/5NdrJ
@stumpteacher I will :-) thanks
@stephe1234 thanks! We are very proud of him. He’s having fun in the program and learning lots. Scouting is great
My son, Alexander, will be having his board of review for his Life scout rank next week!
If you have an open IT position in a school in the OKC metro area please contact me http://ow.ly/5N8m9 A good friend of mine is available!
Reading pricing royalty terms for Barnes & Noble’s PubIt! Service http://ow.ly/5N6eI
New post: Reading the Fine Print: Considering Different eBook Publishing Options for the iBookstore http://bit.ly/nXyQkz
@cchausis …intellectual property rights and commercial differences are as an author if you don’t have your own ISBN. Maybe not much?
@cchausis …it seems a bit fast and loose… everything I’ve read says different ISBNs for different formats. I’m interested in what the…
@cchausis that is a very interesting post. I’m not sure about his advice to not worry about using different ISBNs with different formats…
@cchausis ok thanks. For school publishing I’m thinking ePub Bud looks great. I’m not sure it’s a fit for me tho. Not sure on ISBN ownership
@kopsas so the interesting thing will be if your daughter keeps wearing her watch after she gets a cell phone someday!
I think I’m going with EDU039000 EDUCATION / Computers & Technology as my eBook Bisac/BIC #playingwithmediaedia
@j_allen thanks, I’ll check that out too!
@KansasNana thanks, we’ll try it!
@ldnoggle great, thanks!
@cchausis I definitely think what they offer looks great… I’m thinking ISBN ownership is a big deal, however… what do you think?
After seeing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion yesterday at the OKC Apple Store, I downloaded it last night & just upgraded. So far so good. I like it!
@cchausis Yes but in that case ePubbud owns your ISBN, you don’t. I’m not 100% sure how & when that’s a big deal, but I think it is
I wish I’d applied for an iTunes Connect Online application a month ago, I guess there can be a bit of a wait for approval…
@kellycroy I don’t know… it’s something written into the current EPUB specification right now. Maybe they didn’t think video would be huge
@mhammons yes, it seems video does not have a quota in the EPUB spec, just images. Interesting.
@teacher24_70 It appears to be 11 MB per chapter of image data. Videos don’t count in that quota from what I can tell.
The 11 MB of images per chapter EPUB limit was my problem, I moved some sections to new appendices & all is now we#playingwithmediaedia
My missing images are at the end of 2 different chapters, so I’m working on reducing some more image file sizes…
Partial good news… I’m pretty sure the missing image issue for my exported EPUB from pages has to do with the 11 MB chapter data limit
@lfp72 OK, that is a good tip… you have to set the image file name before inserting in Pages tho, right? You can’t change the name later?
@lfp72 can you assign the alt text names for images in the Pages app? I’ve done that on webpages. How do you do that in Pages?
@lfp72 I like Dropbox, but my EPUB eBooks is 200 MB so that takes awhile.. direct transfer over local wifi via Air Sharing is faster
@Don_Watkins yes, I do like the iOS Bump app for transferring stuff between mobile devices. I use Air Sharing to transfer laptop to iPad
@maprice305 ok thanks - I’ll check that too.
@milobo thanks for sharing that 11 MB image limit per chapter too… I’m trying the “reduce file size” command now…
@kellycroy yes, thanks. I do have them all inline… none float :-)
@kathyschrock I’m going to try to reduce filesize on a backup copy of the EPUB and see if that helps..
@kathyschrock ok, that is very good to know, I didn’t know about the un-encoded image data limit per chapter. That very well could be it…
@digitalteacher I’ve used mostly JPGs but some PNGs too. I’ve tried converting the missing ones to different formats, with different apps…
@mpondu thanks - sounds like that person is having a similar problem to mine. No solution is offered tho…
@mhammons I don’t know. I think I have the standard “body” selected for all my images. But 5 don’t show up for some reason.
I’m having trouble with Apple Pages not exporting 6 of my images included in an eBook when I export to EPUB. They are inline. Ideas?
Just learned about djay software for Mac & iOS at the OKC Apple Store - cool! http://www.algoriddim. class=”hashtag” rel=”search” href=”http://twitter.com/search?q=%23fb”>#fb #fb
I’m at Cafe 501 (501 S Boulevard St, Edmond) http://4sq.com/rrrrrN