(cross-posted to Oklahoma EDUshare)

Heidi Hayes Jacobs is well known in the world of K-12 curriculum mapping, and she’s exploring the boundaries of “interactive textbooks” with a new project, “Mapping to the Core” LiveBook and LivePlanner. Educators involved in Common Core State Standards (CCSS) adoption and transitions may be interested in checking this out. Unfortunately Heidi’s website does not disclose a price for this “LiveBook,” instead visitors are encouraged to contact the company for more information.

LiveBook Mapping To The Core

In addition to offering multimedia within the eBook (images, audio, video, and links) and the opportunity for readers to make personal annotations / notes, “Livebooks” are touted to offer “author interaction,” discussion forums, interactive polls, social media sharing opportunities and the ability to upload personal work samples which can remain private or be shared publicly online. This is similar to the functionality David Warlick described to me last week at the #beyondthetextbook forum in Washington D.C., experimenting with Apple Dashboard Widgets in iBooks Author. Very interesting.

Hat tip to Mary Beth Hertz for sharing this last week from the ASCD conference.

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