Teacher Review for Book Creator

Simple technology, but very effective.

Adrianna A.
Technology coordinator
Taylor's International School KL
Taman Maluri, Malaysia
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts, 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 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
We used it to review skills learnt in a lesson. Each student chose a skill and wrote about it. We then added them all together in a book. We have also used this to write collaborative stories. We shared the ideas with a number of classes, and they added to the story as it was being written.
My Take
This is simple but effective. It does not need a lot of teach time to get it up and running in the class, especially if story writing/publishing is your focus rather than a tech lesson. They are improving the program all the time, i.e. adding a co-teacher to your library, so I expect to see this getting better and better.