Teacher Review for Book Creator

Book Creator gets students excited about writing!

Christine L.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
My students regularly asked to use Book Creator for their writing, both for class assignments and for ideas for personal projects. They created "Top Five" books, scary stories, comic books, create-your-own-adventure books, and more. Students could create books individually or collaboratively, though with the collaboration feature, there is no way of identifying specific contributions of each student. Additionally, I was able to use Book Creator for student-centered lessons, in the form of HyperDocs which allowed students to work at their own pace and engaged them with multiple forms of media. Many projects, including a digital Memory Book were easily published and shared with families and friends.
My Take
Book Creator has an easy-to-use interface, with lots of great features without being overwhelming. For my grade 5 students who had little experience with tech at school, it required minimal training - we could jump right in without losing precious class time! Students could focus on their ideas rather than the tool. Some key features were the accessibility tools, sharing option, and the ability to create multi-modal products. I loved that my students could work on a book independently or collaboratively. The app gave all my students a voice, including the special needs students in my fully inclusive classroom. Furthermore, it inspired creativity! Being able to publish/share the books provided my students an authentic audience. Book Creator is versatile - the possibilities for staff and student use are limited only to the user's imagination. It can put students in charge of their own learning and allows them to demonstrate their learning in various forms.