Latest Book Creator updates
Have you seen Book Creator’s new public library feature? You can now publish an entire library for the world to see and celebrate!
Here are a few tips for using the new public library feature:
- Make sure all of the books in your library are ready to share.
- Go to Library settings and choose “Publish library online”.
- Decide if you want your library to be password protected.
- Choose a theme and add a title and description.
The team have been working hard on bringing the ability to sync books between Book Creator for iPad and Book Creator for Chrome. At the moment, you have to manually transfer books between the two versions of Book Creator, but in the near future you'll be able to sign in to either app and access all your books. Stay tuned!
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March Lesson spotlight
Early Elementary (K-2)
For National Music Month, use idea #13 in this book for inspiration. Students can create a music portfolio as they explore different instruments.
Find it here: Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator
Teacher example: Instruments of the Orchestra
Upper Elementary (3-5)
The Vocabulary Book activity featured in this book is perfect for celebrating Women’s History Month. You can have students search for words to describe a strong woman in history!
Find it here: Ideas for Using Collaboration in Book Creator
Student example: Societies Where Women Rule
Middle School (6-8)
It’s National Nutrition Month this March! Try out activity 24 in this book and have students capture their family’s favorite foods and recipes for a collaborative book!
Find it here: 50 Ways to Use Book Creator in the Classroom
Teacher example: Paleo Recipe Book (French)
High School (9-12)
Use this English Language Arts example to celebrate National Reading Month. Students can read literary magazines to use as inspiration as they create their own.
Find it here: Using Book Creator in the High School Classroom
Student example: The In Between
Book Creator Ambassador spotlight
Mira has shared resources and activity ideas on Book Creator’s blog. You can tailor her ideas to Women’s History Month projects this March.
Check out her blog post “Hosting a modern ‘book tasting’ with Book Creator for Chrome”.
Try a book tasting using Mira’s ideas and focus on books featuring notable women in history. Then students can create a collaborative ebook to showcase the books they explored.
See all of Mira’s Book Creator blog posts on her author page.
March Social Challenge
Social Challenge for March: Follow Book Creator on Instagram and tag @BookCreatorApp when you post a picture of Book Creator in action in your classroom, and add the hashtag #BCchallenge. At the end of the month, we’ll send a special Book Creator mug to one lucky winner.
Last month's winner: Sabine Schütz
Spotted on Instagram recently:
- Samantha Fecich wrote on article about Book Creator in 'New Teacher Advocate' magazine
- Short video of kindergarten students using Book Creator for a digital math journal
- Researching Native American tribes and then writing about them in Spanish
- Working with a high support student to create a list of sight words
- #BringCreativity newsletter – February 2019
- #BringCreativity newsletter – January 2019
- Teaching direct speech with Memes in Book Creator
- Joe Dale delivers Book Creator masterclass
- Creating sign language books in Book Creator
- 15 Social Studies projects – free ebook
- Creating ebooks in the music classroom
- Learn to play the recorder with Book Creator?!
- A novel way to share Book Creator books in your school
- Paper by FiftyThree and Book Creator
- Book Creator helps transform the therapy experience of families affected by disability
- How to get your students to plan the Book Creator lesson