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I spent some time playing the other night in preparation for a reading event and have discovered the joy of exporting a Pages with animated GIFs as an ePub to created story books with moving pictures. This could be a fabulous addition to a creative writing/storybook writing project.
What I did:
1. I app smashed Canva and Pages to make pages for the story which included text alongside an animated GIF (I made on Canva but could easily be made on Keynote too) related to the story. This bit took the longest.
2. Exported the finished storybook Pages as an ePub.
3. Opened in Apple Books et voila the animated GIFs played automatically and displayed a beautiful moving page.
I have attached a copy of the experimental ePub I created using All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury as inspiration in my playing - if you open in Apple Books you'll see the full effect!
A short word of caution:
Exporting to ePub in Pages crashed a few times as the file was so big so it might be an ideas to check your iPads and Pages apps are up to date and guide students to keep files reasonable size. As always test the tech yourself first before using with learners - especially if you're using a managed device!
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