Written by UnisonEDU member, Denyse Phelps. Connect with her at @LavenderOwl24 on Twitter.
I came across BookCreator at a conference for librarians during a workshop. Once I attended, my mind just went on overload because there are so many things you can do with this program. Create original books, student created books, presentations, and projects, but I really believe this would be a great way to organize for your students and your parents. BookCreator allows you to make each book you need with a cover to match. It even has templates if you prefer. So, you could do lesson books, enrichment books, study guides, reference guides for certain concepts like in math, organize your class schedule, important paperwork, field trip paperwork, collection of student work and the list goes on and on. These are books that will be on your class virtual bookshelf and easily accessible.
Here are three ways you can use BookCreator. One will be for your classes, the other will be for your parents and the third one will be for you.
- Use BookCreator to organize your lessons that you want students to have choices with, add enrichment activities, and extend learning. Students can also make books that show skills they learned and share with all students in your class to study for upcoming quizzes and tests. Everyone gets to learn, create and share in order to prepare!
- Use BookCreator for your parents as a guide to keep them informed about lessons, information for upcoming tests, how your classroom works, expectations for students and parents, it is a great way for your parents to learn about you, classroom special events and so much more. It is a great place to organize and house all your school or class newsletters too. It could be a place where all important information is housed like a classroom manual. Parents could also see the books their children have made as well. These books can even be printed out as keepsakes!
- Finally– you can use the program to keep important dates together in one book, take notes at faculty meetings, or just have fun and create books for your classes to read.
Don’t wait, go check out BookCreator. Make a free account or pay for one that has even more bells and whistles. Start learning how to make interactive books to extend learning and understanding in your classrooms. Plus, it is FUN!