Research on the iPad with ‘Dot ePub’ (Video)

Remember doing research in the school library? After you photocopied the pages from the book you needed the next step was always to copy the title page of the book too so you could go back and cite it later.


On your iPad things aren’t so easy. You can only read articles on the web when you are on line, you can’t make margin notes, and citing web addresses is cumbersome at best. Sometimes you just want to collect resources first, then go back later to organize them, take notes, and prepare your research paper.


With ‘software in the cloud’ service ‘Dot ePub’ you can convert any web page into an eBook making research on the iPad a snap. After you setup a ‘magic bookmark’ using the directions on the Dot ePub web site you can automatically convert any web page into a format that you can open in iBooks or any other eReader.


From there you can group sources together onto a bookshelf, annotate, underline, and highlight. Dot ePub also automatically copies source citation information into the back of the book.


Do you do research with the iPad? Have you used Dot ePub with students before? Let us know in the comments!

Hans Mundahl

Hans Mundahl

Director of Technology Integration at New Hampton School

I've been an educator since 1995 when I first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then I've been an Outward Bound instructor, a teacher, tutor, admission officer, house head, evening administrator on duty and I ran the experiential learning program at New Hampton School for almost ten years. Today I focus on technology integration centered on values-driven technology integration and 1:1 iPad initiatives. Recently I had the chance to help New Hampton School become an Apple Distinguished School and I co-authored the iBook Teaching with the iPad (available on the iBookstore). Now I'm the founder of a scrappy little company (one employee!) called Hans Mundahl and Associates, inc a digital strategy consultancy for schools and non-profits. My free time is usually spent with my family but I'm also passionate about the outdoors and protecting the environment. I'm on the Board of Trustees at the Newfound Lake Region Association and when I have the chance I'm an active hiker, climber, and paddler. My writing appears on and I speak frequently at technology and education conferences.