June 2019 Newsletter
Latest Book Creator updates
Two new ebooks, Summer Webinars, plus getting ready for ISTE and a MASSIVE update to Book Creator
Two new ebooks hit the shelves
We've published two more books in the 'Using Book Creator in the classroom' series.
Find out more:
FREE Summer Webinars
Interested in going deeper with Book Creator? You should check out our schedule of webinars, taking place throughout the summer.
These cover a wide range of topics and are interactive and hands-on. If you want a taster, check out the first of the series: 'Hands-on with Book Creator for New Users', which is available now (along with all the past webinars) on our YouTube playlist.
Our top tips for ISTE
The biggest edtech festival of the year rolls into Philadelphia on 23 June. Will you be there? If so, we'd love to see you!
Here's where you'll find us.
"Something magic this way comes"
At ISTE we will be announcing a HUGE update to Book Creator. Stay tuned...
June Lesson spotlight
This month we can’t wait to celebrate the first day of summer! Here are some lesson ideas to help you celebrate.
Early Elementary (K-2)
For Great Outdoors Month, use idea #12 in this book for inspiration for an art project. Students can make a collage with pictures they’ve snapped during a walk outside their school.
Find it here: Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator
Upper Elementary (3-5)
World Oceans Day is June 8th, so try out activity #15 in this book to have students profile a marine biome. They can describe underwater creatures and plant life through audio and visual responses.
Find it here: 15 Science Projects for Book Creator Classrooms
Middle School (6-8)
June is National Safety Month and you and your students can make a vocabulary reference book using strategy #11 in this book. Each student can collect words about being safe online for an independent or collaborative reference guide.
Find it here: Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment
High School (9-12)
Try out activity #10 to have students collect questions after reading about the history of Flag Day (14 June). You can have students use the questions they collect to spark future research projects.
Find it here: 15 ways to use Book Creator for Reading Responses
Book Creator Ambassador spotlight
Monica also runs professional development workshops for teachers and has created several of our free ebooks for teachers including 15 Science Projects for Book Creator Classrooms.
This spring, Monica launched a new podcast called Easy EdTech Podcast. She features tips for making EdTech simpler, including ways to use virtual walking tours and backchannels in the classroom.
June Social Challenge
For your chance to win a magnificent Book Creator mug, snap a picture of your own Book Creator ebook and add it to your Instagram stories.
Make sure to tag @BookCreatorApp and add the hashtag #BCchallenge so we can follow along and celebrate your digital books this summer!
Last month's winner was Alison Sowa, who shared her favourite Book Creator activity via Twitter.
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Dan Kemp is Red Jumper’s Community Manager. He spends his time spreading the word about Book Creator and supporting people who use it.