Secondary Worlds

Teaching, Technology, and English Education

Category: iPAD

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How to Create and Share an Interactive PDF

For now, at least, PDF is still the king of digital document formats. Even with its limitations (such as fixed screen width), it can be read in the widest range of platforms–it will work in your your browser, your media tablet, and your ereader. Adding interactive or multimedia content to a PDF, however, is still […]

iPAD, Multimedia


Reading and Writing Digital Comics: Process and Pedagogy

Over the past two years, I have taught both graduate and undergraduate courses on comics. Many of the comics read by my students were digital, available through Google Play, Amazon, Comixology, or digital comic archives. And while some comic authors such as Craig Thompson resist digitizing their work, I believe that the comics medium is […]

iPAD, News


Brainstorm: Educational Uses of Flipboard

Flipboard is one of the coolest new readers for media tablets. It is, in essence, a replacement for web-based RSS aggregators such as Google Reader, now defunct. Flipboard lets you subscribe to a range of digital content, including Twitter and blog feeds, Facebook news feeds, media outlets that export to Flipboard format (such as the […]

iPAD, Multimedia

Bent Not Broken–Reflections on the End

I just received word from iTunes that my third and final version of Bent Not Broken has just been approved. This marks the end of a long, long journey with the text, beginning in 2009 with the concept of the project, which was originally intended for print. After a year of writing and research, I […]

iPAD, Multimedia

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Update: Bent Not Broken, Version 1.1, Now Available Free

iPAD, Multimedia, News

Bent Not Broken

Bent Not Broken Now Available at App Store

I am very pleased to announce that my interactive ebook, Bent Not Broken, is now available for the iPad (1st or 2nd generation) at the App Store. This interactive story follows the life of a family trying to survive a brutal war in West Africa. The war took place in in Liberia and Sierra Leone […]

iPAD, News

Print from your Ipad 2 with AirPrint Hacktivator

The above headline means that I have officially joined the iPad Revolution–whatever that means. After playing around with a loaner for three weeks, I decided to purchase a new iPad 2 and a logitech bluetooth keyboard. I bought the keyboard because I believe that before we side widespread adaptation of tablets in schools, they need […]


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