iPad Monthly

iPad Monthly is a professional development newsletter for teachers using iPads in the classroom.

This resource is the brain-child of Apple Distinguished Educator and Book Creator Ambassador Paul Hamilton.

Find out more, and subscribe at ipadmonthly.com, and view the archive of Book Creator content below.

Book Creator videos from iPad Monthly

  • Create a heart rate journal
    26 June, 2017
    Monitoring your heart rate over time with the Heart Rate Pro app and journaling it in Book Creator.
  • Website analysis with Book Creator
    28 May, 2017
    Looking at web interfaces, analysing hotspots and highlighting them with the pen tool.
  • Going beyond the text with ChatterPix and Book Creator
    19 April, 2017
    Tutorial of using apps to go beyond the text with ChatterPix and Book Creator.
  • Daily Monster and Book Creator for pastoral care
    11 April, 2017
    A lesson idea from Paul Hamilton - enabling students to express their feelings.
  • Using Book Creator 'Read to me' in education
    19 November, 2016
    iPad Monthly takes a look at the new read to me function in the Book Creator App and creates a tourism Visitor Guide.
  • Idea for using Book Creator and an Ozobot
    17 November, 2016
    Paul Hamilton shows a cool trick using the pen tool in Book Creator, a map and an Ozobot.
  • Fluency reading journal in Book Creator
    26 June, 2016
    Moving away from using the iPad for the iPad's sake, here's an example taken from everyday classroom practice.
  • Create 'spelling words' activities with Book Creator
    24 April, 2016
    Idea to help students articulate and pronounce their words, and collaborate with others in the class.
  • Teach students about algorithms using Book Creator
    23 March, 2016
    This idea looks out how we can teach students the concept of breaking down a solution into smaller parts.
  • Consonant blend art with Book Creator
    23 January, 2016
    Idea to help students build knowledge of consonant blends and consolidate what they've learnt in class.
  • Kid scientist images to use in Book Creator
    28 December, 2015
    Free PNG comic images available from iPad Monthly. Download from www.ipadmonthly.com/kids.
  • Thinking routines - headlines
    22 December, 2015
    Idea to get students to analyse and summarise a text by creating a headline.
  • Create a graphic novel in Book Creator
    25 November, 2015
    Advanced searching for images on Google, editing in the CartoonSketch app and creating a comic in Book Creator.
  • 2D math investigation with Book Creator
    9 April, 2015
    Using the shapes feature in Book Creator to investigate 2D shapes in our world. Go on a photo walk and then consolidate knowledge on 2D shapes.
  • Create an interactive ebook with video
    25 February, 2015
    How to create an interactive ebook with embedded video and hyperlinks for collaborative learning. Using Book Creator, ToonCamera and Google Docs.
  • Maths number stories activity using iPad
    20 February, 2015
    Using the apps Book Creator and Draw and Tell, this tutorial looks at students creating a number story journal. Highly visual, incorporating elements of addition and digital storytelling.
  • Making thinking visible with literacy
    28 August, 2014
    Based on Mark Church's Visible Learning (Thinking) Tasks. Using Book Creator App to allow students to record thinking.
  • Using Book Creator and iMotionHD for science investigations
    19 November, 2013
    Using iPads to create science reports. Paul Hamilton looks at using iMotionHD and Book Creator to put together a science investigation with a time lapse video.
  • 5 effective reading response activities on the iPad
    8 November, 2013
    5 literacy tasks that allow students to develop reading comprehension on the iPad, using the Book Creator and iBooks apps.