Teacher Review For Book Creator

Create, Grow, Share, and Connect with this Exceptional App

Angela H.
Media specialist/librarian
Westwind Elementary School
Lubbock, TX
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Learning
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
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students use this app to create incredible stories. They make a variety of books: some books with photos, some with videos, some with drawings, some with a combination of all of those, some with app smashing from other apps. This app has made my students better writers and story tellers. I also use this app to create books that students download on devices at home in order to study letters and sounds, sight words, spelling words, math skills, recognizing coins, recognizing 3D shapes and more. I use this app to connect my classroom with other classrooms around the world through global Book Creator projects. Everything I have tried with this app has worked! This is the most versatile app I have ever used.
My Take
This is one of the most outstanding open ended teaching tools out there! Books created on this app allowed my students to practice skills in the car, at school, at home, and anywhere they could take their device. It allowed students to study by themselves. It also allowed them to create books with ease above and beyond what they could create on paper, especially with the app smashing capabilities. The possibilities are endless! Several features make this app stand out to me: (1) When students take photos or videos, they can insert them directly into the book without having to go to the Photo Library. (2) The cartoon feature has created motivation for students who did not like writing. (3) One of my favorite features is the professional way in which it publishes. It makes students feel like they are professional authors and illustrators. This app has been the most educational tool I have ever used.