Below is a quick introductory tutorial in how you can use Book Creator app with students in the classroom.
What’s it good for?
…including all the different elements of a project where they’ve curated those elements on their iPad.
Easy sharing of their completed book to their teachers too using the ‘Open in another app’ feature which ties in to:
- Google Drive
…so that finished work can be easily shared with teachers.
Other benefits include the obvious ability to open their completed books in iBooks in order to facilitate later revision of the topic. Books created in Book Creator can also be opened back up in Book Creator for further editing / addition but also in Creative Book Builder for the same too.
Book creator is exceedingly easy to use making it something particularly suitable for activities which require students to be able to focus on compiling elements of created work in to one location, i.e. their book
It doesn’t have some of the extended features that Creative Book Builder does but it’s dead simple to use.
Creative Book Builder – ePub creator for iPad
Ah ha! The outcome from AR Saturday. Make your own ibook…? Totes Amazeballs!
Hey Mark. What do you think about the outcomes from this sort of app or service? I’m yet to see any work with full classes where we can see and discuss the outcomes or the learning process. Have you? I certainly can imagine how this app as an outcome vehicle would motivate and the process of getting there would contain lots of good learning opportunities and points for review to improve quality etc. but I haven’t seen anyone write about it. Do you know of any?
Two good questions Dai. Some of which I’ll be able to answer more fully when some of my students complete their ebooks over the next two short terms. I’m really excited because, as you say, there are some good learning opportunities during the process of creating/curating/compiling books in this fashion. I do know of some American primary schools that have made collaborative books which are available now from the iBook store, but not in the sense that we are talking about here. These examples are works of fiction that a class has written together. I’ll keep you posted!
Hello Dai – this might be of interest to you: http://www.redjumper.net/blog/category/education
Fab. Thanks Dan!