#BringCreativity newsletter July 2019

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Latest Book Creator updates

The pen tool has been given a huge overhaul, bringing artificial intelligence to your illustrations.

AutoDraw comes to Book Creator

Here’s the thing. We introduced the pen tool to Book Creator waaaay back in 2013. It’s now 2019 and we all agreed it was time to give the feature an overhaul. But at Book Creator we always try and go that little bit further.

It would have been good enough to add some new pen styles, magic inks, a fill tool, emojis and the ability to edit drawings. (We did all that, in case you’re wondering).

But to really go above and beyond, we needed something… magical.

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Using Book Creator in mathematics?

13 Math Projects front coverWe sometimes hear from tech integrators that math teachers struggle to see how a book creating app would be useful in their classroom.

Enter Lance Key, a K-12 mathematics teacher, tech integrationist and Book Creator Ambassador. This book includes 13 math projects that you can use in your classroom, each one tied to the Common Core standards and spanning each grade level.

These projects can be easily modified to meet your teaching styles. Students can engage in any of the projects individually or collaboratively.

Find out more

New Teacher Success Manager

We're excited to announce that Jon Smith has joined the Book Creator team. With 19 years experience as a special education teacher and technology integration specialist, Jon will be on hand to help teachers and students make the most of Book Creator.

This month's webinars

Join Dr. Monica Burns for some hands-on learning. See our full summer programme.

      July Lesson spotlight

      Have you seen our FREE ebooks full of lesson ideas for teachers? In our July lesson spotlight, we’ve shared one special lesson from each book for you to explore this month. Check out the Resources section of your Teacher Dashboard (on Chrome) for even more ideas!

      Early Elementary (K-2)

      To celebrate 🍦National Ice Cream Month, try out activity #2 in this book and have students write poems. Using a favorite flavor as an inspiration, students can create a collaborative book of poems.


      Upper Elementary (3-5)

      🇨🇦 Canada Day is 1st July, and students can celebrate by retelling moments in Canadian history through comics. Use the tips in this book to help structure a project for students.


      Middle School (6-8)

      As part of an International Friendship Day celebration, students can interview friends from different countries to share about their experience. These interviews can include video or audio and be added straight to the page.


      High School (9-12)

      Try out the Visual Anthropology activity in this book in conjunction with a celebration of Fourth of July. Students can capture stories from their community as they celebrate Independence Day.

      Book Creator Ambassador spotlight

      This month’s spotlight features Book Creator Ambassador Alberto Valdes. Alberto is a Technology Integration Specialist as well as a professor at Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.

      Each year you can find Alberto at a special conference at the university focused on technology and education.

      .EDU brings educators together from around the world to share innovative ideas around education technology.

      You can learn more about this special event and watch videos from presentations at past events on the .EDU website.

      Connect with Alberto at @javaldez.

      July Social Challenge

      This month, we want to see you get creative with the pen tool!

      The pen tool has been updated, and we want to see what you can come up with! To win a much coveted Book Creator mug, take a screenshot of your creation and post it to our Facebook Teacher group.

      Make sure to add the hashtag #BCchallenge so we can see that you've entered.

      Last month's winner was Abbey Thomas, who shared one of her student's ebooks via Instagram.

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