Take a Look, It’s in a Book!
Created by You!

Debby Fromen

Elementary Technology Specialist

Medfield Public Schools

Presentation

Presentation:

http://bit.ly/15J9yGw

Digital Storytelling

Digital Artifacts

  • Illustrations
  • Images
  • Voice
  • Text
  • Video

Effective
Learning

&
Engaged Students!

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Reflection
  • Audience

Introducing Book Creator

  • #1 Book app/80 countries
  • 9+ million books
  • Free and paid versions
  • iOS, Android
  • Website: http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/

Why Use Book Creator

  • Simple interface
  • Easy to import content
  • App smashing
  • Combine books
  • Easy to export/publish

What can YOU do
with book creator?

Small moments

Poetry

How-to

Photo books

Non-fiction

Sentence starters

Collaborative books

….and more!

EXAMPLE PROJECTS

Writer’s Workshop - First Grade

Explorer Research - Fifth Grade

The World is My Audience - Global Poetry

The Respiratory System - Fourth grade

My iBOOKS BOOKSHELF

Student Reflection

  • I liked that you can be creative about it with the I-pads, you can record, type, insert pictures, etc. I also liked that we get to work together with 1/2/3 I-pads, and that we all get to put something in. One more thing I liked, is that we got to teach other people about I-pads, and you didn't teach anyone to do anything, we got to teach them.”

  • “YES!!! Why? Because it was so fun to do all of the work, recordings, drawings, and so much more on the iPads. Also, I loved working in groups.”

explore the
book creator app

The Inspector

  • Change font, size, color
  • Change page color
  • Properties of an item (image, video, etc)

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Organize Pages

  • Click on “Pages” on top left
  • Tap and hold any page until they jiggle
  • Drag to re-order pages
  • Double-tap for additional page options
    • Copy
    • Insert
    • Delete
    • Share

Naming Your Project

  • Always name your project
  • Otherwise it is “a new book”

Publishing Your Project

  • Save as an epub, pdf, or to photo roll

Publishing
as an epub

  • Need ebooks reader
  • iBooks (ipad)
  • Save to Google Drive

Publishing
as a pdf to drive

  • Image of each page
  • Does not include sound or video
  • Save to Google Drive
  • Open in other apps

Publishing
as a video

  • Save to Photo Roll
  • Upload to Youtube, etc

Looks like this on your iPad

Youtube Example

Copyright

Creative Commons - resources students can legally use

Copyright & Fair Use - see https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/copyright-and-fair-use-animation

Tips

  • Create a
    • Task Card or
    • Checklist for students
  • Project naming is important
  • Cover page can’t be deleted
  • Use Airdrop!
  • redjumper.net - Blog & Support

More Tips

  • When combining books:
  • Name projects with numbers
  • Always save to iBooks or camera roll
  • All books must use same format
  • Start new book and add to that

Some Inspiration!

Thank You!

any

questions

?

You can find me at

@dfromen
dfromen@email.medfield.net

References

Credits

Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free:

  • Busy Icons by Olly Holovchenko
  • Presentation template by SlidesCarnival
  • Photographs by Unsplash
  • Paper backgrounds by SubtlePatterns
Book Creator - Google Slides