Teacher Review for Scribble: Kids Book Maker

Fabulous way to share student work with parents

Sara Lissa P.
Media specialist/librarian
PS 347 ASL And English Lower School (New York, NY)
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My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this tool for digital publishing. Kids can illustrate their stories and nonfiction writing with photos or drawings. There is an "about the author" page on the back of the book where students can add their photo and a bio. On the Scribble Press website, their work can be published and shared with an unlimited audience. You can also purchase a print version. You can push the books to all your iPads using iTunes. We have created a bookshelf of student-made books on our iPads. The students read each other's work as well as other ibooks and ebook apps. They become authors and illustrators.
My Take
Scribble Press is wonderful for K-2. For upper elementary, I use Book Creator, which does not have the drawing capability, but has a recording feature for kids to create audiobooks. Kids love to read their friends' stories. I don't allow them to overuse the stamps sometimes because the quality of their drawings suffers. The only limiting feature is that you cannot move the text box around. It is fixed in the bottom center.