When Apple unveiled Mavericks, the newest version of its desktop and laptop operating system, my attention was riveted on one icon in the dashboard, iBooks. Having a 1:1 classroom with MacBooks, the ability to read iBooks has been noticeably missing. My students and I couldn’t even read the iBooks we created with iBooks author without an iOS device. Well, no longer; Mavericks has arrived.
The addition of iBooks to the Mac OS is enough to warrant a download and the fact that Mavericks is free… well, that makes it a no-brainer.
Students will obviously be able to carry around more books than they ever possibly could before on their Mac with iBooks, but there are some other great features not found in traditional books that will benefit you and your students.
Sure double-clicking a word and seeing its definition is awesome, but did you know you can have iBooks on your Mac speak the text? Did you know that you can search the book for what you are looking for? Check your bookmark history.