Teacher Review For Book Creator

Empower student voice with creating storybooks

Niko L.
Media specialist/librarian
KIS International School
Bangkok ,
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
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
Individual
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I think this app is one of the best ones in a primary classroom. It is as versatile as its users. Students can work independently, in pairs, or even in small groups. This app allows for separate content pre-production, eg images, text, sounds, and video can be done before assembling the book. It is very important to let the students play and try the different options of the app before actually starting your intended creation as they might get too distracted with the options available. Make sure to show how to select an object and how to manipulate, change and delete.
My Take
This app provides natural differentiation in my classroom, due to the open nature of this app I am able to assign each of my students with an appropriate task. I like the workflow and usability of this app, its learning curve is not an issue with younger students. I have modified my teaching to accommodate this app into the lesson structure: First we set our learning intentions, secondly we usually choose our tasks by creating a plan, and lastly students will quite independently create their content. Another valuable aspect is the possibility to give feedback and make multiple versions of their books with an ease, students are very willing to make changes and corrections according to the feedback and peer critique since it is very easy to do.