We're really pleased to announce that Book Creator is now an official Google for Education partner.
We've been working with Google since 2014 but our relationship has deepened since the release of our Chrome app in 2017. As Book Creator for Chrome continues to grow in popularity, we are exploring new ways to improve the app and Google integration is always high on the agenda.
Did you know about all the ways in which Book Creator works with Google?
One of the ways to sign into Book Creator as a teacher or student is to use your Google ID (perfect for schools that have G Suite for Education already set up).
Share to Google Classroom
We recently added Google Classroom integration to allow published books to quickly and easily be shared to Classroom.
Access Google Drive
Drive integration is built in to the app, so when you want to access files or images saved in your Google Drive account, simply connect to Drive and add them straight into your book.
Google safe image search
We built a Google image search into the app to help students find photos and artwork really simply. What's more, we've made sure the search only returns child-friendly images that are ready to use with no copyright issues.
Google Maps integration
With our recent update, you can now place Google Maps directly onto the page in Book Creator.
Embed Google Docs and more into Book Creator
This recent update also allows you to add Google Docs directly onto the page in Book Creator. This works for Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms, and will also work for other Google apps that give an embed code (such as YouTube, Street View or Google Poly).
Check out these examples below!
We're really excited about this partnership with Google, and what it could mean for amplifying the reach of Book Creator, particularly into schools using Chromebooks.
This means we'll continue to develop Book Creator to prioritise support for new Chromebooks (including the new Chrome tablet, which we'll soon have stylus support added for in Book Creator).
Are there any other ways in which you'd like to see Book Creator integrated with Google products? Let us know in the comments.
Dan Kemp is Tools for School’s Marketing & Community Manager. He spends his time spreading the word about Book Creator and supporting people who use it.