Teacher Review For Book Creator

Empowering Students to Become Authors... In MATH Class!

Cathy Y.
Classroom teacher
Hill Country Middle School
Austin, TX
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In my 1:1 iPad middle school math classroom, Book Creator has empowered my students to become authors! I just completed my third iteration of a "Students as Authors" project. Book Creator's super-simple user interface helps students get right to the content. Book Creator's tools (such as the ability to type, draw, or insert an audio clip) paired with media created in other apps (such as static visuals or video) makes student-creation possibilities endless! Please read about our experiences in the included links.
My Take
This student-authoring project is here to stay in my classroom. Having a beautiful eBook to house students' tutorial videos and visuals that demonstrate their math learning is what makes Book Creator both powerful and versatile. Please read more here! http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2014/06/using-book-creator-author-mathematics/ http://www.mathycathy.com/blog/2014/12/book-creator-student-math-authors-take-2/ http://www.mathycathy.com/blog/2015/12/book-creator-take-3/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/apple-distinguished-educators/id380379132 https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/students-as-math-authors-project/id958392337