Introducing the Hype Conference Speakers: Anthony DiLaura

anthony2Anthony brings enormous experience with creative instruction design to the conference and we’re happy to hear about his experience ramping up his upcoming math iBooks.

Tell me a bit about yourself and what brought you to Hype…

I am a high school math teacher and technology integration specialist. My high school went 1:1 iPads during the 2011–2012 school year. At the time I was moving much of my math curriculum into ePub format via Apples Pages. In January of 2012 iBooks Author was released and it was then that I began to develop more media-rich interactive content for my students. As I scoured for ideas on how to embed applets and websites directly into the pages of my iBooks I came across Tumult’s Hype and immediately grabbed a hold of the potential and power of this software.

At the time I wanted to embed Geogebra worksheets (applets) in my math iBooks. Geogebra provided a way to embed these worksheets in webpages and it was only a matter of time before I found the tutorial on Hype’s webpage about creating an HTML widget by modifying the .html file with the embed code.

At first I used Hype at a very basic level. As I devoured Hype tutorials and played around with the program I became more familiar with actions and scenes. To date I probably still use Hype at a basic level but it is a great way for me to be creative and build interactivity into my digital math curriculum.

What’s are you working on lately?

I am creating a series of interactive Geometry iBooks for my students.

Can you share a hint about what you’ll be talking about at the conference?

I will be speaking about how I use Hype in the classroom and for instructional design, and what it has been like for me being a teacher with no programing or coding experience diving into Hype. I find Hype to be extremely useful, elegant, and simple to learn.

Anything else you might want to share with attendees about yourself?

Much of my earlier work really stinks. I feel like I lack a bunch of knowledge when it comes to instructional design. I am learning as I go. Creating digital content is a skill today’s teachers need to have. Hype is a great piece of software that builds attractive interactive content for all devices.

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Meet Anthony and more speakers & attendees at the Hype Conference on October 8th.