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Here are a few tips for establishing a space where students can share their learning creatively:
- Encourage students to brainstorm ideas
- Provide time for students to share their ideas with a partner
- Share examples of how creativity is important in every subject area
- Schedule a virtual visit with a person who has a “creative” career
January Lesson spotlight
Early Elementary (K-2)
You can try out idea #32 which is all about teaching phonics. For a wintertime spin, use a word list related to seasonal vocabulary.
Find it here: 50 Ways to Use Book Creator in the Classroom
Upper Elementary (3-5)
Idea #5 is perfect for starting the new year off strong! Choose one prompt from the list on this page to help students reflect on their progress.
Find it here: Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom
Middle School (6-8)
January is a the perfect time to try a new strategy - what about using Google Forms with Book Creator? Idea #14 in this book will help you get started.
Find it here: Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment
High School (9-12)
By this time in the year, students have identified problems in their school they can fix themselves. Use project #12 to help them get creative with a solution.
Find it here: 15 Science Projects for Book Creator Classrooms
Book Creator Ambassador spotlight
We’re spotlighting her this month because her new book Creatively Productive will be released this month and it fits in with our focus on International Creativity Month.
You can follow along with Book Creator Ambassador Lisa Johnson on Instagram where she shares lots of tips for teachers.
January Social Challenge
Create a post in our Facebook group sharing one way you’ve used Book Creator in your classroom this academic year.
At the end of the month, we’ll send a special Book Creator mug to one lucky winner.
Not part of our Facebook group yet?
Join here, and get connected with other educators who are passionate about Book Creator. This special space is ready for you to jump into a discussion, pose a question, or simply read about other educators’ favorite ways to use Book Creator.
- #BringCreativity newsletter – February 2019
- How to get your students to plan the Book Creator lesson
- Inspiring political engagement in the classroom
- Book Creator helps transform the therapy experience of families affected by disability
- Teaching direct speech with Memes in Book Creator
- Joe Dale delivers Book Creator masterclass
- Book Creator in the French classroom
- #the262 – Book Creator marathon!
- Putting publishing into the hands of students
- 15 Social Studies projects – free ebook
- Paper by FiftyThree and Book Creator
- Lesson plan for a flipped classroom with Book Creator