December 2021 Newsletter
Latest Book Creator news
Together, let's set some exciting goals and bring a positive mindset to the world. We hope you'll take part in this collaborative book project with your class.
Latest blog posts:
December Lesson spotlight
Early Elementary (K-2)
Upper Elementary (3-5)
Read & Remix: All About Me Book Template
Middle School (6-8)
Read & Remix: My Digital Portfolio
High School (9-12)
Read & Remix: Diary
In November, Glasgow hosted COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference. Headteacher Richard McKean, who runs the Apple Regional Training Centre in Glasgow, came up with the idea to start a collaborative book to mark the occasion.
He created a digital baton book which passed from nursery, to primary, to secondary, highlighting the continued impact climate change is having on our planet. 15 schools/partners involved took part, each contributing 4 pages each.
Find it here: Get schooled... on Climate Change by Mr McKean
Book Creator Ambassador spotlight
Adrianna Astle, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia 🇮🇩
Originally from New Zealand, Adrianna is a High School Teacher Librarian now living and working in Indonesia. She holds Google, Microsoft and Common Sense Innovator/Educator status, and became a Book Creator Ambassador this year.
We are featuring Adrianna this month as she is reaching out to invite classrooms to add to her 'Poems around the world' collaborative book. You'll need to add a famous poem from your country! Contact Adrianna on Twitter if you want to get involved or see the book.
Connect with Adrianna on Twitter at @AdriannaAstle.
December 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 Joanna Martin from Nassau, Bahamas - our November winner!
Recent posts seen on Twitter
- This afternoon in computing, we used the Book Creator app to begin creating an interactive book which showcases our knowledge about the Stone Age. We created our front cover and contents page today
- Who knew the
had a drawing tool that would guess what you're sketching? What a cool idea for journaling, adding hard-to-find images, or for primary students learning mouse control skills. In a new book, click + > Pen > Auto.
- 1 pierre, 2 coups : Découverte des robots #BlueBot et #Ozobot en parallèle des premiers usages pédagogiques de l’#iPad à l’école St-Bernard à Châtillon-sur-Seine avec
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.