Teacher Review For Book Creator

Become a Published Author!

Nicole L.
Curriculum Educational Technology Facilitator
Learning Services Dept
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students can become published authors, or have a story created for them (like social stories). They can demonstrate their learning about a particular topic, science experiment, field trip, community person interview, etc. Teachers can also create iBooks for students at various levels (nice for differentiation). As well Languages teachers can have students input information on the culture and then speak the language within the book using the built-in speech recorder. Social Studies - I have shown teachers that they can use the Fotopedia Heritage app to have students search for information and great creative commons photography and input this into their iBook research projects which make the books "pop" with imagery and relevant information.
My Take
Book Creator allows students to easily create a professional looking book. There are so many features: different book orientations, rich formatting, import video, audio (music, speech), freehand drawing, and send to iBooks or email ePub file (then open in iBooks).