,   Age: 8-9

Learn how to turn your favorite story or textbook into an ebook using TinyTap, and make it interactive. #student project #tutorial #sped read-to accommodations

Updated 11/13/17 to reflect new version of TinyTap v.3.2.1






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Activity Content:

1. Reading: TinyTap
DIY, Interactive
Ebooks
2. Soundboard: 1. Photograph pages of your fav book, making sure you can read the text. They will be stored in your device's album., EXIT, 4. That's it! You're finished. Just 
repeat these steps for each page 
of your book, and stop here., OR, Make it
Interactive!, 2. Open a blank TinyTap page, import a photo 
of your book page. You layer images on your 
page by using the new Houdini feature., 3. Tap on "set activity" in the upper left corner of 
your screen. Select "Say Something" from the menu and record yourself or student reading the text.
3. Soundboard: Asking comprehension questions., 3. With stylus or finger, draw 
any shape around the area 
of the page where the answer 
is. Tap the green check mark., 1. Select "Ask a Question", 4. If you tap on the question, you can 
record a response to a correct answer 
("Way to go!") or an incorrect response ("Sorry, try again!"), 5. Add as many questions as you want!, 2. Record your question, making sure
to avoid distracting background noise.
4. Questions: (Example of narration with
comprehension questions
using Ask a Question feature)
5. Soundboard: Ask a Question, Talk or Type, Sound Board, Play a Video, Shape Puzzle, Say Something, This is your typical 
ebook, with only
narration. Student
just listens., Narrate page and
insert multiple
choice questions., Allow students to
answer question by
typing or speaking., Turn text into a
fill-in-the-blank
activity to label,
spell, create
sentences., Let students hear
sounds, words,
sentences, or
explore the page., Add a video or a
cropped clip to
your ebook., Exit
6. Soundboard: Having students respond 
verbally or by typing response., 1. Select "Talk or Type", 2. Create response boxes where you want the students 
to put their answers, then tap on the blue + sign., 3. Type in all possible correct answers,

     Record a question or prompt,
                    (optional)
     Select keyboard or microphone., 4. Select the settings cog to record an introduction,
such as instructions. You can use the "Jump to page"
option to link to another page with more details, or
to return to a menu page.
7. Text Input: (Example of using Talk or Type responses), (hint: ribosomes), (hint: "nucleus")
8. Soundboard: Making text interactive 
with Sound Boards., 1. Select "Create
a Sound Board", 2. Draw any shape around
the text you want to make
interactive., 3. "Record a tip" lets you read the 
text to the student, or give more
verbal information
    Text box allows you to add text
that will pop up, such as a word
definition, or strategy reminder
     "Jump to page" lets you jump to
another page when they tap that
hotspot. You can have each word 
jump to another page, making it
perfect to use as a menu page., 4. Selecting the setting cog will open the screen 
to record an intro for the entire page, like instructions.
9. Soundboard: (Example of using 
Sound Boards to 
read the text and 
give clues.), return
to
menu
10. Soundboard: Using Shape Puzzles for 
fill-in-the-blank, letter/word sequencing, 1. Select "Cut a
Shape Puzzle", 4. Select the settings cog to open options menu.
You can record an intro/instructions for the page,
and set preferences for how the box responds to touch., 2. Draw a box around the letters or words you want 
to cut out of the picture and move. Tap the blue +., 3. Your box will pop out of place so you can move it. Tap
the pencil to record a verbal message or delete box.
11. Puzzle: (Example of fill-in-the blank using Shape Puzzles), I    like    running,  but

it's     hot  in  the  sun.
12. Soundboard: Adding a video to your interactive book, 1. Select "Play a Video"
(Hint: use a dark solid background 
on your visuals layer), 2. Choose your
video source, Type in topic or link
to search YouTube, Record your own video
and import from your device, Import videos you have
stored in any of these
locations, }, >, 3. Once selected, you can crop your video to play just a selected section.

4. This does not have a "jump to page" option, so the page that comes next in your storyboard will automatically play after the video., }, (You can use the "jump to page" option on your other pages to jump to your video)
13. Soundboard: (Example of inserting video page by using the "jump to page" option on a sound board page.
14. Video
15. Reading: Video pages do not have a "jump 
to page" feature yet, so if you need 
to return to a menu, you will need 
to add a transition page. Otherwise 
the next page in your layout will 
automatically play.
16. Soundboard: Layer your images with the Houdini feature., Houdini is located on your bottom layer 
with all of your visuals, not on the second 
layer with the interactive features., You can set the bottom image
to appear on a tap, or the
top image to hide on tap, 
and add audio recording to
the image., When using animated GIFS,
you can also set it up to play
over and over on a loop.
17. Reading: Example of Houdini images., (Note - you can use Houdini layers with most 
interactive features, except Shape Puzzle or Play a Video.)
18. Soundboard: Narrate only, 2. Tap "Start Recording" 
and read the page., 1. Select "Say Something, 4. Repeat for each
page of the book,
and you're done!, 3. Tap settings cog        and select
"Continue after recording" if you want
the page to advance automatically after
the text is read. Turn it off if you want to 
tap to advance page (gives time to discuss)., Note: You will not need the 
"Jump to page" feature to 
just narrate the book unless 
you want to set up a repeating 
loop by jumping back to the
first page from the last page.
19. Reading: Example of narration only. No other interactive elements.
20. Reading: Give it try!
Better yet, let your
students create their own.



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