Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book Creator App

"Can we have more time to write PLEEEEASE?!?!" This is what I have been hearing in my classroom since I introduced the iPad app  Book Creator by Red Jumper Studio.

Once my students have gone through ALL the steps of the writing process (following my posters) they may digitally publish their writing. 
This app is easy to use and allows students to add text and images,

draw their own picture,

add photos and even video! 

My favorite part though is the ability to add audio. I love to hear an author reading their work!
My students love that they can choose different book styles and change the colors of the pages and fonts.  

After I presented this app at our last staff meeting, I started talking to a kindergarten teacher who was very interested but unsure about her ability to use this with her class. I suggested my second graders come over and be their tech buddies. OH MY WORD, it was adorable!!!! 


They asked if they could go outside when recording the audio so it would be quieter. There is nothing cuter than a kindergartener reading!



Every single student was completely engaged and the About Me books they made were terrific! 

My favorite movie is Frozen.
I have a brother and he is 9.


I am going to send them to the parents so they can view the book in ibooks!

I am not affiliated with this app in any way,  I just love to share what is working in my room. Hope you can use it! 


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4 comments:

  1. That looks awesome! I installed the app but have yet to use it. How long did it take each kid to make their book? I only have one iPad for the classroom...

    Pam
    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher

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    1. Hi, Pam. The time really varied depending on the length of the book, typing and iPad skills, etc so it is hard to say but I'd guess about 30 minutes? Maybe you could start with a collaborative book and each student could make one page?

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    2. Great recommendation! You never disappoint. Thanks for sharing and stop by anytime!

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    3. I am glad you liked it! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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