Teacher Review for Book Creator

Book Creator is hands-down my favorite creation tool that I use in my classroom!

Emily E.
Technology coordinator
Jefferson County School District No. R-1
Golden, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
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
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product in many different ways including small group, whole group practice, individualized instruction, and student-led creations. One of my favorite new ways to use Book Creator is the templates that they have created for teachers/students. I have created my own personal template for my classroom. Students used to make a copy of my book and use edit/revise it to make it their own. Since then, Book Creator has included a "REMIX" feature for this exact situation. I love it!
My Take
Overall, this digital tool is a wonderful creation tool to use with your students. I love that it provides access for differentiation for all students. For my ELL students, I often used the text to speech translate feature and read to me feature. For my advanced students, I did extension projects where they could embed other resources for reinforce their learning, embrace the design process with backgrounds, comic panels, and appsmashing. For my students with individual education plans and 504s, they often used the text to speech feature, speech to text, read to me, and the OpenDyslexic font. One feature that became frustrating was that on occasion, your screen had to be full in order for the app to run at it's highest capacity. My students were often researching and working in other tabs while using Book Creator and would attempt to do a split screen. All in all, this is an amazing app that continues to evolve and transform as education always is too.