KQED’s multi-touch e-books blend rich, high-quality media with interactive elements and informative text. Developed in collaboration with community partners, the e-books benefit from the expertise of Northern California’s largest media station and revered science institutions.
Investigate the topic of biotechnology through a rich, multimedia experience from KQED. Videos, animations and interactive graphics explore the basics of biotechnology, how developments in the field impact our lives and our health, and future innovations. Career Spotlight videos introduce students to various careers within the industry, and talking points facilitate critical thinking and discussion around bioethical issues.
KQED and the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) pooled their rich multimedia resources into River Delta, a visually absorbing, multi-touch e-book. Videos, animations and interactive maps reveal the diverse ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, its significance to surrounding communities and wildlife, its dramatic evolution in recent history and the complex policy questions crucial to California’s future water supply. Ultimately, students and readers of all ages will come away with a deeper understanding of what the Delta is, why it is so important to California and how it may be conserved for future generations.
The California Academy of Sciences and KQED teamed up to produce an e-book and iTunes U course about earthquakes. The Earthquake e-book engages "readers" in learning about earthquakes through video, animations, interactive graphics and a quiz. The Earthquake iTunes U course was developed for middle- and high-school science educators to broaden their own knowledge and use with students. It weaves together activities, videos, chapters from the e-book and classroom-ready materials into a primer on how plate tectonics shape Earth's surface and directly impact people's lives. For Californians, sections on the science behind Bay Area earthquakes and how to prepare for and respond to them will be particularly poignant. Together, these two resources shed new light on what earthquakes are, how they move continents, form our landscape and fit into the larger story of plate tectonics. Both the Earthquake e-book and iTunes U course are free to download.
KQED’s e-books were created with Apple’s iBooks Author. Earthquake can be viewed on an iPad with iBooks 2.0 or later and River Delta can be viewed with iBooks 3.0 or later.
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