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May 20, 2011

How Does an Ave Maria Press eTextbook Look on the iPad?

We've been excited by the new technologies that have been born in recent years. From a catechetical publisher's perspective, there will be exciting new doors opened up for the textbooks we provide. The iPad especially is seen by many schools as a tool that offers many new opportunities. Our recent interview with Pam Vardano of Loyola College Prep, made that clear. So today we wanted to give you a quick peak into what an [Ave Maria Press eTextbook] looks like on the iPad. The images below are taken from the PDF version of Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World, the first book in the series that lines up with the USCCB Curriculum Framework. The app that is being used is iBooks, which is free with the iPad. (The images are slightly resized, but click on the image for the full view.)

A Full Page Spread in iBooks

Ave Maria Press eTextbook on the iPad

Zoomed-In Definition

For students with reading challenges, the ability to zoom into a text is really striking. You can see how clear the definition remains when focusing on a text. Here is the vocabulary word zoomed in as far as possible:

Scroll Through Pages

Using the Search Function in the iBooks App

For more information about Ave Maria Press eTextbooks visit: www.avemariapress.com/etextbooks.

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