Multi-Touch Books

Our Interactive books are designed to operate on an iPhone, iPad or a Mac and are available for free from the iBooks Store.  They support the NSW NESA Syllabus and the Australian Curriculum.

These digital multimodal books offer a gorgeous, full-screen experience full of interactive diagrams, photos, and videos.

No longer limited to static pictures to illustrate the text, now students can dive into an image with interactive captions, manipulate an image, draw, or have the answer spring to life in a chapter review. They can flip through a book by simply sliding a finger along the bottom of the screen.

Highlighting text, taking notes, searching for content, and finding definitions in the glossary are just as easy.

These books are designed to inspire curiosity and provide a gateway to explore the natural world and the people of our planet.

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Energy Multi-Touch Book – New

This book explores renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

Discover where fossil fuels come from, learn how we harness water, sun and other renewable energy sources. Investigate how we can reduce our energy use through simple behaviour change or by making informed choices about the products we use.

This book is designed by teachers to support the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Science & Technology K-6. It contains detailed text, interactive games and beautiful images.

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Built Environments – New

This Multi-Touch book focuses on built environments, sustainability and design.

How do built environments meet the needs of people? What factors influence architectural design? Can sustainable building be achieved? These questions and more are explored in this Multi-Touch book through beautiful imagery, detailed text and interactive activities.

The book has been built to support the NESA and Australian Curriculum Science Syllabus.

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Mobile Connections – New

Join the war on waste and explore mobile phone and e-waste recycling. This book explores the life cycle of our mobile phones and how we can take action to ensure we dispose of old phones in a sustainable way.

Containing a suite of interactive activities, videos and beautiful images, this book will help schools and students conduct a Mobile Muster.

This interactive book is designed by teachers to support the NESA K-10 Geography Syllabus and the Australian Curriculum.

Mobile Connections is part of a comprehensive teaching and learning program for primary and secondary schools. An simplified ePub version of this book is also available on the Mobile Muster website.

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Wetlands – New

This Multi-Touch book has been developed by Central Coast Council to raise awareness of Australia’s amazing wetlands and to encourage positive behaviours to care for them. This book contains beautiful photography, videos and interactive activities.

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Wetlands Early Childhood Edition – New

This Multi-Touch book has been developed by Central Coast Council to raise awareness of Australia’s amazing wetlands and to encourage positive behaviours to care for them. This book has narrated text, contains beautiful photography, videos and interactive activities.

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Black Anzacs 

There is an increasing recognition of the contributions of Aboriginal servicemen and women to their country during the First World War and other conflicts in which Australia has been involved. This Multi-Touch book follows the story of one particular serviceman William Williams.

Containing a range of beautiful images and interactive activities this book is designed by teachers to support the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum History K-6.

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Eucalypt Forest 

This exciting new Mulit-Touch book explores the beautiful natural environment of the Australian eucalyptus forest.

Learn about the interactions between plants and animals in the forest and how people can interact with and care for these special natural areas.

Containing a suite of interactive activities, videos and beautiful images, this book will encourage you to go out and explore your local eucalypt forest.

This is the first book in our new Natural Environments series that will explore a range of Australian Environments.

This book is designed by teachers to support the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Geography and Science & Technology K-6.

 

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Habitat Multitouch Book 

Habitat is a special multitouch book that investigates the needs of living things through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and stunning images.

Explore the value of habitats such as trees, shrubs and ground cover plants and non living habitats such as leaf litter, rocks, logs and water.

Find out how to create and restore habitats that will help animals survive and thrive.

This book supports Australian Curriculum biological sciences and living world.

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Invertebrate Explorer Multitouch Book

This multitouch book explores the incredible world of Australian invertebrates.

Students can use the book to investigate classification, features, adaptations and habitats of a variety of Australian invertebrates through narrated videos, stunning images, interactive activities and detailed text.

This book was designed by teachers to support the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Science & Technology K-6 and English K-6.

Content supports living world, Australian animals and class studies on invertebrates.

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Ringtail Possum Multitouch Book

This book focuses on an amazing Australian animal, the ringtail possum.

Like many Australian animals ringtail possums have fascinating lives.

Find out about their diet, adaptations and how to create a habitat for them. Learn about ringtail possums through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and stunning images.

This book supports Australian Curriculum biological sciences, living world and class studies on Australian Animals.

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The Needs of Living Things: Animals 

This amazing new multi-touch book is specifically designed for a younger audience.

Children will learn the things animals need to stay alive through engaging text, stunning images, fun animations and interactives.

Explore and play in this delightful book. Listen to the text read aloud and play videos watching animals feeding, drinking and taking shelter. Spot the animals hiding on the pages. Play quizzes and activities to extend and test your learning.

This book is designed by teachers to support the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum Science & Technology K-6.

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Trash Talk 

Trash talk is a Multi-Touch book that will help you explore the world of waste. Find out about ways to reduce waste, reuse products and to recycle through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and images.

Trash Talk will help you become a better global citizen.

 

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Learning Outside with iPad 

This book provides an overview of the multitude of ways educators can use iPads outside the classroom to enhance authentic learning.

Each chapter has been created by teachers and will provide lesson ideas, resources, recommended apps and potential workflows that support the meaningful use of technology in natural and schoolyard settings.

Learning Outside with iPad is the first volume in a new series of books that will explore how technology can be used by students to investigate the world around them and connect with nature.

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Traditional Wiradjuri Culture Multitouch Book 

This Multi-Touch book explores the culture and traditions of the Wiradjuri People. The book includes chapters on shelters, bush resources, tools, weapons and traditional art.

Learn about Wiradjuri culture through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and beautiful images.

This book supports Australian Curriculum English, Geography and History.

Traditional Wiradjuri Culture was created by Field of Mars EEC for Riverina EEC using content provided by Riverina EEC.

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Phasmids Multitouch Book

Discover the amazing world of phasmids.

This multitouch book explores the incredible features, adaptations and life cycles of Australian stick and leaf insects.

Learn about phasmids through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and stunning images.

This book supports Australian Curriculum biological sciences, living world and class studies on invertebrates.

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Phasmids is supported by a comprehensive online course Investigating Invertebrates available for free on iTunes U.

This course is designed for classroom teachers to support investigations of biodiversity and particularly invertebrates in school grounds. It provides a range of teaching and learning materials in the form of a Science and English integrated unit.