Teacher Review for Book Creator

Perfect tool for research process!

Ruchi M.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Subjects Science
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
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I introduced Book Creator to my grade 1-2 students and they loved it. I integrated this in grade 1 during the Story unit. Students used the comic templates to create background panels. Some students created their own backgrounds, characters, and story props using shapes/ draw options while others used google images, GIFs, icons/logos from the Noun project, etc. In grade 2, students used the application for their unit related to patterns where they had to use note-taking techniques. I also gave a demonstration on how to create a research journal/science project using this tool. Teachers can create and add students to their own digital library. This feature enables access to each and every book created within that particular library.
My Take
I am very impressed by this tool. I would recommend it to everyone as there is no need to be age-specific. This tool is free to use (50 books max.), multimedia library with a number of free resources including Google images, icons, logos, shapes, backgrounds, doodle tools, painting tools, stamps, etc. These resources are copyright free which is very important. You can create your own personal journal, research handbooks, projects, storybooks, picture books, notes, graphic novels and so much more. Early years students can use the audio/video option over typing out words. Basically, it is an ideal tool for research or any literacy-related activity.