Teacher Review for Book Creator

Book Creator - Great for ELLs!

Elizabeth T.
Classroom teacher
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. School 9
Rochester, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Book Creator is a great way to have students show what they know in a different format. I regularly replace my regular "end of unit" writing pieces with a Book Creator book because the students love it so much! The updates Book Creator has put out recently such as dictation in other languages GREATLY helps my Spanish-dominant students to be able to use the speech-to-text feature in Spanish. It was very intuitive and easy for students to figure out, they quickly mastered the different + choices and they love being able to draw with the pen as well as upload photos from their Chromebook or Google. My students created books to teach their peers about Animal Habitats as well as a book on Solids, Liquids, and Gases to replace our normal end of unit assessment! They were so much more engaged and learned more than they would have with just a pencil and paper exam.
My Take
Book Creator is a great tool to use in any subject area and for any level of learner. The speech-to-text and voice recording features greatly help my students with visual impairments or those reading/writing below grade level. I would love to see Book Creator add more interactive features such as embedding videos (recorded from the device) into the books!