Ruth Ayres' Celebration and Margaret Simon's DigiLit Sunday. Life has been throwing a lot of curveballs lately and it's easy to get caught up in dodging them. Instead, I'm going to focus on the good things coming my way and celebrate the treasures that have come my way.
I contacted my colleagues and friends who I knew shared my passion to see if they'd be interested in writing. Six brave souls agreed to join me on the journey. We met for two intensive weeks of writing in June. To say the work was hard is an understatement. Although the results were well worth it. Through our work together, we laughed, asked questions, shared stories, grumbled a bit, and might have even grown a few gray hairs. The bond we formed is one I will treasure forever.
The writing of the chapters was only one piece of the process. After the final revisions and edits were complete, I had the opportunity to work with Mike Shiflet and Ashley Miller from OSU to create the iBook. It was with them that I learned how to transform the text into an interactive iBook. I learned about multimedia widgets, thought about what text would best be transformed using those widgets, and how to most effectively get our message across. Melissa Wilson, one of the co-directors of CAWP and I had our own share of stories as we went through the process.
I hope you'll check it out. It's available here. We'd love to hear what you think about it.