[IAEP] Fwd: CAST Books

Kevin Cole dc.loco at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 10:59:13 EDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 17:42, Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>wrote:

> I notice there has been more traffic about books!  The teachers at the GPA
> eye's light up when they heard about books and having the computer read
> them.  I need to figure out how to actually do that.
> CAST is a potential source of books and also a potential way for volunteers
> to create books. Its a really nice scaffold for creating books that help
> kids learn to read.
> But I can't get the sample books to work! Any ideas?

Odd.  I didn't have any problem on my Ubuntu system.  What were you trying
to use to read "Legend of Snake and Eagle"?  For the most part it appeared
to be HTML with a wee bit o' flash.  Although the flash added to the
experience a bit, it didn't seem critical to reading the book.  (The flash
portion consisted of three critters on the bottom of each page, which, when
clicked on would each animate and then read aloud a tip about that
particular section of the story.  The tip was also available in print form.)
 Without them, the story still contained vocabulary links in the text, etc.

Ubuntu Linux DC LoCo
Washington, DC
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