#BringCreativity newsletter – March 2019

Monica BurnsNewsletter

Latest Book Creator updates

Create a library of books for Women’s History Month and learn how to publish it online!

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:

  1. Make sure all of the books in your library are ready to share.
  2. Go to Library settings and choose “Publish library online”.
  3. Decide if you want your library to be password protected.
  4. Choose a theme and add a title and description.

How to publish your library

Coming soon...

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!

Save the date

#BookCreator chat this month is on 27th March, 7pm EST (check your time zone). Join Jon Smith and Desiree Pointer Mace as we look at "Literacy Strategies For All".

March Lesson spotlight

In our March lesson spotlight, we’ve shared one special lesson from each of our free ebooks for you to explore this month.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Student example: The In Between

Book Creator Ambassador spotlight

This month’s spotlight features Mira Campbell, the Teacher-Librarian, Methods & Resource Teacher & the Elementary Chair at FH Miller Jr. PS.

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

Do you use Instagram? Lots of educators share their favorite activity ideas and success stories by snapping and posting pictures. It’s a great way to stay connected and see what is happening in classrooms all over the world!

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

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