September 2019 Newsletter
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!
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.
New weekly webinars
We'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:
- Wednesday, 11th September, 3pm EDT
- Wednesday, 18th September, 5pm EDT
- Wednesday, 25th September, 8pm EDT
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.
- A new ebook focusing on ideas for using Book Creator to address Social Emotional Learning.
- An excellent article from David Swift about fostering creativity in classrooms.
- You can now pay for Book Creator subscription monthly rather than annually if you prefer.
- Be on the lookout for an exciting new Book Creator competition to be launched later this month. Big prizes to be won!
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!
Find it here: Book Creator - Ways to Enhance Literacy
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.
Find it here: 15 Social Studies Projects for Book Creator Classrooms
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.
Find it here: 13 Math Projects for Book Creator
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
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!
- #BringCreativity newsletter August 2019
- Teaching direct speech with Memes in Book Creator
- Joe Dale delivers Book Creator masterclass
- Book Creator in the French classroom
- #the262 – Book Creator marathon!
- Putting publishing into the hands of students
- 15 Social Studies projects – free ebook
- Paper by FiftyThree and Book Creator
- Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment
- Book Creator helps transform the therapy experience of families affected by disability
- How to get your students to plan the Book Creator lesson
- Inspiring political engagement in the classroom
Dan Kemp is Red Jumper’s Community Manager. He spends his time spreading the word about Book Creator and supporting people who use it.