#BringCreativity newsletter September 2019

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Latest Book Creator updates

So much to tell you about this month! Read on...

AutoDraw arrives on iPad

You may have seen our announcement about the summer creativity update to Book Creator.

Last month the pen tool update arrived on Book Creator for iPad too. Go to the App Store and get Book Creator v5.3 if you haven't already done so!

AutoDraw on iPad
Are you a Book Creator Ambassador?

Our Ambassador programme has been running since 2015, and now has 750 amazing educators spread throughout the world. Appplications for the class of 2019 are open until the end of September.

Find out more about being a Book Creator Ambassador

Apply now

New weekly webinars

Jon Smith, Teacher Success ManagerWe're starting a new weekly series of webinars to introduce you to Book Creator. You'll have the chance to learn from our Teacher Success Manager, Jon Smith, and ask him anything! You'll get hands on with Book Creator and get familiar with the basics to help you bring creativity to your classroom.

Pick a date and register using the links below:

We also have the last of our summer series of webinars with Monica Burns. Book Creator in Special Education is happening today (3rd September), at 8pm EDT.

Register now while spaces remain.

In brief

September Lesson spotlight

Have you seen our FREE ebooks full of lesson ideas for teachers? In our September 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 for even more ideas!

Early Elementary (K-2)

As part of a Character Day celebration in September, ask students to try activity #6 in this book and set kindness goals for the month. They can reflect on their “kindness accomplishments” at the end of September.


Upper Elementary (3-5)

Friday the 13th doesn’t happen too often, so celebrate with the “Secret Code” activity in this book and take a spooky twist on this activity!


Middle School (6-8)

Ask students to create their own interactive textbook and include podcast recommendations. September 30th is International Podcast Day and you might have students explore podcast episodes connected to a social studies topic.


High School (9-12)

To celebrate the first day of fall on September 23rd, have students create math problems related to the change of seasons and graph equations inside of Book Creator for an independent or collaborative project.

Book Creator Ambassador spotlight

Jonathan Nalder, Digital Learning Consultant in Queensland, Australia

Jonathan Nalder has been a Book Creator Ambassadors for many years, and has 18 years of experience teaching in diverse environments. These days, he shares strategies for teaching and learning with educators around the world.

We’re excited to spotlight Jonathan this month and celebrate his use of Book Creator as well as his passion for preparing students for the world of the future.

You can learn more about Jonathan’s work on his website, futurewe.org.

Hint: a look at his website may help you prepare for our upcoming Book Creator competition.

September Social Challenge

What’s your favorite social network? Whether you use InstagramFacebookTwitter, or Pinterest, there are lots of ways to share and gather ideas from social media.

We'd love for you to win a special Book Creator mug!

This month's theme is Back to school.

Post your back to school lesson ideas on Twitter with the hashtag #BookCreatorChallenge and we'll choose one of you at random. Good luck!

Some back to school ideas found on Twitter recently:

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