[IAEP] Fwd: CAST Books

Caroline Meeks caroline at solutiongrove.com
Tue Sep 22 11:48:17 EDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Kevin Cole <dc.loco at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

In Sugar I have not gotten this far. I can't seem to get the zip folder to
finish downloading.

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Caroline Meeks
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