February 2021 Newsletter
Latest Book Creator news
You can now use templates in Book Creator
18 beautifully designed templates have been added to Book Creator today! All free and available now.
We’ve been asked numerous times by teachers over the years for editable templates that they or their students can use as a springboard when making books in Book Creator.
Now, when you go into Book Creator and click the ‘New Book‘ button, you’ll see a new option to toggle between blank books and templates. Choose the one you want, and then add new pages from the template page picker!
Global Writing Challenge
Our writing competition for kids is gathering pace, with entries already received from around the world! In the Planet Classroom podcast (which you can listen to below), students from Edinburgh, Greece and Texas give their own tips for writing a short story and how technology has changed the way we write.
Head over to bookcreator.com/planetclassroom for full competition details.
Our webinars this month are focused on writing and introducing the new templates (and other recent features), among other things. Hope you can join us! Don't forget you can watch past webinars at bookcreator.com/webinars.
- New Features in Book Creator - Thursday 4th February
- New Perspectives - The Student View of Book Creator - Tuesday 9th February
- Writing Across The Curriculum - Tuesday 16th February
- Digitize Reading & Writing Workshop with Book Creator - Thursday, 18th February
- New Features in Book Creator - Tuesday 23rd February
We also hope to see you at the virtual IDEAcon 2021 on 22nd to 24th February, where we'll be exhibiting, running demo sessions, and giving away Book Creator upgrades!
February Lesson spotlight
Early Elementary (K-2)
Upper Elementary (3-5)
Find it here: 15 Science Projects for Book Creator Classrooms
Middle School (6-8)
Find it here: Creating Journals with Book Creator
High School (9-12)
Find it here: Podcasting in the classroom
Book Creator Ambassador spotlight
Giovanna Landi, Brescia, Italy 🇮🇹
It's been remarkable to see the uptake of Book Creator in Italy, particularly over the past year. At the forefront of this surge in interest in Book Creator has been class of 2020 Ambassador Giovanna Landi.
Giovanna is a technology trainer, and is responsible for digital training for the whole Lombardy region of Italy.
Giovanna says: "I love Book Creator because it is inclusive and brings out the best in our kids!"
Thanks for all your efforts Giovanna!
February Social Challenge
We'd love for you to win a special Book Creator mug!
Share a lesson idea or activity for using Book Creator. Use the hashtag #BookCreatorChallenge and make sure to tag us so we can follow along and celebrate your creations!
We'll choose one lucky winner at random. Good luck!
Congratulations to Mrs Addison from Ottawa, Canada - our January winner!
Recent posts seen on Instagram
- I have a question for educators...
- My remote students are working so hard writing informational texts and I cannot wait to publish them with @bookcreatorapp ! In the meantime, I’m reminiscing about the precious little informational booklets my 1st graders made in years past. What kind of writing are your students currently doing and how do you publish with your remote students?
- I am proud to be a #bookcreatorambassador and love sharing how I use @bookcreatorapp to differentiate and support students and help them show what they know. Want to know more, just ask me! I love sharing how my students and I make good use of this tool to work wiser!
- Real-time collaboration comes to Book Creator for Chrome
- Book Creator + student designed curriculum = iTunes U
- Become a Book Creator Certified Author
- Apple Distinguished Educators choose Book Creator as their ‘One Best Thing’
- iBooks Author vs. Book Creator
- Using Book Creator to collaborate on a class ebook: “A week in 2nd grade”
- Using Book Creator to support students with autism
- Book Creator in the Indonesian classroom
- Using Book Creator for Formative Assessment
- 6 secrets of publishing ebooks with iPads
- Making a book in Book Creator – behind the scenes
- Wondering how to allow students the freedom to explore their passions?
Dan Kemp is Tools for School’s Marketing & Community Manager. He spends his time spreading the word about Book Creator and supporting people who use it.