Teacher Review For Book Creator

Great tool to inspire reading & writing.

Nicole C.
Classroom teacher
Burlington, WI
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My Grades 6
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I introduced this app to my 5th grade class as a whole group. Students were then asked to research a county and gather facts on location, climate, population, and other basic facts. After a 45 minuted class devoted to research, each group was given iPads. I had students use the app to create a nonfiction book based on their research. Each group gathered information on a country (its location, climate, customs/traditions, etc). Each student then created a page inputting photos and text. The app also has the option of adding sound. The kids enjoyed this far more than the traditional assessment (creating a written report). The kids loved seeing their books in the iBook shelf. I found this app to be a great help to inspire reading and writing.
My Take
I really liked this app. Even the free version allows the user to publish to iBooks. Students can take a few minutes to review the tutorial and then give it a try. Users can easily add photos and text. The location and size of the photo/text box can be changed by a quick drag on the object. I like to use this app to inspire 5th grade readers and writers.