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.
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.
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.