Teacher Review For Book Creator

BookCreator allows students to collect, organize and publish their work with simple interface that is easy for any grade.

Evan G.
Classroom teacher
Tierra Bonita Elementary School
Poway, CA
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My Grades 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with ELL
How I Use It
I use BookCreator for students to collect their work, similar to a portfolio. We use it for longer units and they copy and paste in essays, add videos that they have created, and write bibliographys for their research. Since this product is only built for one student at a time, I only use it to collect their work not for them to actually create. I recently did a project on the Colonies and each student created their own fictional colony. There were many different assignments that they completed and added to their book. When they were finished we published their books to ibooks and they were able to read each others books.
My Take
This tool is a good resource for students to collect their work. They can add writing, pictures and video to each page in order to create and publish a book. It does not allow for a ton of creativity simply because most of the work must be done outside of bookcreator and then brought in. Students like the simplistic and intuativness of the app. They also enjoy getting to publish their books into the ibook shelf. It is a very isolated tool that is meant for only one student at a time. I would love to see better sharing features, where students could virtually collaborate on a book at the same time. It also does not allow you to bring in other documents from googledrive or pdf's in order to add value from other projects.