Teacher Review for Book Creator

A great tool for student creativity and collaboration

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I create a book as an example and share it with students. We go over the content and enjoy the reading. Then, later on, we go back to the book and discuss the different features (layout, elements, assets, etc.), so that students begin to think about how they can create themselves. From there, we focus on different features until students include all they want in their books. The products students create, share with each other, and remix are absolutely fabulous and they feel great pride when creating and sharing.
My Take
I think it is a great creation tool that allows for student creativity. The drag-and-drop features make it accessible to a variety of learners (ELL, for example), and the simple interface allows for students to support each other during work. The difference between different version of the app and the web make it a bit challenging as there are some (a few) different features in each.