Teacher Review For Book Creator

Book Creator: Sharing Stories and Knowledge

Cathy P.
Media specialist/librarian
Pope John XXIII School, Evanston
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
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 Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this product in various activities in the library, computer lab and in after-school activities. After reading a story together, the students have created new endings, created parallel stories and the best--created their own stories after being inspired by a book or character. It has been used to create stories for their younger pals at school for holiday celebrations and "Pal" activities. Students have created their own illustrations for concepts explored in class (vocabulary, science or math concepts) using the app to create learning guides to assist their own learning and to share with others.
My Take
I love the endless possibilities of this app as well as the user friendly environment. I don't have to spend much time with demonstration, the students are able to explore, experiment and create, helping each other along the way. Students need the time and platform to consolidate learning and to create--this app supports both supporting the learning needs of individual students or group activities through class collaboration.