Teacher Review for Book Creator

Book Creator is an engaging application that our students use on iPads. It has features that allow students to create and collaborate on any topic while adding text, media, authentic drawings, and even sound with their own voices.

Amanda G.
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Kerkstra Elementary School
Oak Forest, United States
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
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
I've specifically used Book Creator in first grade classrooms to discuss and create student family traditions books. Students were asked to reflect on their own family's unique customs and traditions. We had the students create a cover page to demonstrate and illustrate their own favorite family tradition with their own author name and title. The inside of the book were pages based on the individual traditions, text explaining it and illustrations. Explaining to the students each step-by-step process was necessary to allow them to create their own book.
My Take
This project is a curriculum based activity that we will use and teach again this upcoming school year because it went so well. The students' books came out fantastic.