The programs, software, applications and apps available to create your own e-books (electronic book) or talking books are continually increasing in number and choice.
italk library allows you to create interactive talking books in two or more different languages. Lots of fabulous italk stories already in many Indigenous languages, and now there’s a new iPad app available. Click here for more information.
Windows Movie Maker is a Microsoft Windows program available free and installed on Windows computers. The program is quite easy to use. Text is created by using the caption button. Click here for Instructions.
HTML5 is short for HyperText Markup Language, HTML is the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web. Using HTML5 it can create books with text images and sound. An example of a HTML5 book can be found on the LAAL website. Click here for instructions.
Photostory is a free slideshow application for Windows where you can add music, audio, images and text. It is quite easy to use. Download the program here. Here is an example of Photostory used in the language classroom, click here.
Creative Book Builder is an App for both PC s and Macs. This app gives lots of options for making an e-book. It can be read by any EPUB reader e.g. Kindle, iBooks. The book can be exported into PDF, audio and video formats. The App costs about $5.00. Click here for instructions.