Teacher Review for Book Creator

Digging Deeper into Music with Book Creator

Cherie H.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
In my elementary music classroom, I airdrop lesson templates to my students. Everything from K5 recording hit/scrape/shake instrument exploration, to 1st gr bat and spider books, to documenting 3rd-grade musical heritage interviews, to app smashing a huge Debussy project exploring Ruboto and impressionism in music and art.
My Take
Book Creator is a powerful way for students in my music classes to curate their learning in a 1:1 iPad setting. Adding images and videos, creating music in Garageband > exporting to iMovie > into Book Creator ... my students are very comfortable using BookCreator as a tool for demonstrating and publishing their learning experiences in the music classroom. It makes me a more efficient teacher because I can create a template filled with prompts and challenges to support student-driven learning.