August 2019 Newsletter
Latest Book Creator updates
Enjoying your summer holidays?
While some of us have been in the sun, our engineers have been working hard on the iPad version of the new AutoDraw feature, and it should be out by the end of this month, in time for the new school year. Have you tried it in Book Creator for Chrome yet?
Our recent webinar had an in-depth look at all the features that were released. If you missed it, catch up with the archive below.
We have some more webinars coming up in August. Click on the link to register:
- Favorite Apps to Use with Book Creator Tuesday, 6 August, 7pm EDT
- Socio-Emotional Learning Activities Using Book Creator Thursday, 15 August, 5pm EDT
- Nurturing Creativity with Book Creator Tuesday, 20 August, 4pm EDT
The 6Cs of Education
We've published a new ebook by Dr. Beth Holland, which focuses on Professor Michael Fullan's 6Cs of education, and how they can be nurtured using Book Creator.
If you're interested in thinking beyond the simple "how to" of using Book Creator, and exploring more of the "why"— this book is for you.
August Lesson spotlight
This month we can’t wait to share special events and plenty of classroom ideas. You’ll find activities, updates and inspiration for the upcoming school year perfect for back-to-school planning!
Early Elementary (K-2)
To help celebrate National Sandwich Month, have students try out the Counting Money activity in this book. They can practice purchasing ingredients for their favorite sandwich.
Find it here: 13 Math Projects for Book Creator
Upper Elementary (3-5)
For Happiness Happens Month, students can try out the Haiku activity on page 49 of this book. Have students write haiku poems about moments that made them happy.
Find it here: Book Creator - Ways to Enhance Literacy
Middle School (6-8)
As students celebrate Women’s Equality Day on the 26th, they can create art projects like the ones profiled in activity #12 of this book. Make sure to introduce students to the new AutoDraw and magic pen features too!
Find it here: Supporting Language Learners with Book Creator
Example book: Societies Where Women Rule
High School (9-12)
To celebrate International Peace Month, try out activity #12 and have students profile a peacemaker in the world or someone close to home. This could include interviews or connections to events in history.
Find it here: 15 ways to use Book Creator for Reading Responses
Book Creator Ambassador spotlight
Holly Clark is a California-based educator and the co-author of The Google Infused Classroom (which we turned into our first ever "microbook").
You might be familiar with her popular blog The Technology Infused Classroom where she shares lots of edtech tips for teachers.
Holly’s work focuses on many different areas of education technology and she leads presentations (across the world!) for educators.
You can connect with Holly on Twitter: @hollyclarkedu.
August Social Challenge
For your chance to win a magnificent Book Creator mug, get on Twitter and share something you’ve learned from one of the summer webinars on social media.
If you can’t join us live, watch a recording on the Book Creator YouTube channel.
Make sure to add the hashtag #BCchallenge so we can follow along and celebrate the books you create during and after each webinar!
- #BringCreativity newsletter July 2019
- Teaching direct speech with Memes in Book Creator
- #the262 – Book Creator marathon!
- Book Creator in the French classroom
- Putting publishing into the hands of students
- 15 Social Studies projects – free ebook
- Paper by FiftyThree and Book Creator
- Introducing The Google Infused Classroom Microbook – a new concept for learning
- Book Creator helps transform the therapy experience of families affected by disability
- Inspiring political engagement in the classroom
- How to get your students to plan the Book Creator lesson
- Lesson plan for a flipped classroom with Book Creator