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Saturday, February 17, 2018
“The World Is My Audience-Book Creator For Student Publishing”

We are thrilled to welcome Jon Smith, an always inspiring, energetic, passionate educator as our special guest presenter for this webinar! We've had many presenters who have highlighted Book Creator as a valuable tool to encourage student writing so we are excited to be able to feature an entire webinar on using Book Creator in the classroom!

Webinar Description:
Students today have a global following except in school. Six years ago Jon began writing and publishing books with his special education students. Changing their audience from teacher to world had a profound impact on these students both personally and academically. In this webinar you will learn the story of why Jon began using Book Creator to publish student writing for the world. He will also share ideas for teachers to begin using Book Creator immediately to do the same in their classrooms.

Jon Smith is currently an Apple Distinguished Educator and Technology Integration Specialist for Alliance City Schools where his class eBook projects have attracted attention for their global reach and practical approaches to integrating transliteracy practices into the classroom. Jon was a special education teacher for 12 years before moving into technology integration. Jon recently organized seven global eBook projects in which classrooms from around the world wrote and published eBooks. He is married with 2 children. Jon is a scratch golfer and Apple enthusiast. In his spare time, he teaches three classes on engaging technologies for The Communicate Institute. You can connect with Jon on Twitter @theipodteacher

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