Teacher Review for Book Creator

A very powerful and user-friendly edtech tool for everyone!

Mariano Z.
Technology coordinator
Singapore International School Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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My Subjects Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning
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
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used Book Creator to let my grade 2 class create a full series of books about endangered animals as part of their project-based learning unit. Preparation: - Students choose and research on one endangered animal that they would like to learn more about. - Research suggestions/booklet is provided as a guide for students to refer to. This booklet includes sections such as habitat, predator or prey, food chain, interesting facts, and why is endangered? Creative process: - Students decide how to present their research by creating their own book style (A comic style is a great option). - Students learn about the different features of Book Creator, starting from the page styles, font, background, and colors. - Students focus on adding the content of their research in Book Creator Feedback process: - Students and teacher think, analyze and suggest how the book can be more interesting, inclusive, interactive, and unique. - Teacher can introduce features such as adding a map location where this endangered animal is found, photos and drawings that describe a given endangered animal, and more. Final product: - Students revise their final work before presenting it to their class - Students share their work by printing and reading it to a real audience/younger students. What worked? - Motivating students to write and research! - The QR codes for each student to have access to their own work What didn't work? - the Autodraw tool sometimes didn't work as expected and many students were frustrated to be unable to draw their endangered animals.
My Take
Overall is a highly recommended tool for students (especially young age- K-4). I really like to have access to Google images and Maps within Book Creator. I would love to have at least 2 free libraries for teachers to use with 2 different classes.