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Book Creator

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What is Book Creator?

Book Creator started as an app for the iPad, and quickly grew to become a best-selling Education app in the App Store, with over 30 million e-books made in classrooms across the world. Now they have created a platform for both your iPad and an e-based platform, that way anyone can create a book on any device.

 

 

With Book Creator you can... 

  • Add text, images, drawings, shapes, audio and video.
  • Create awesome comics
  • Publish and share your books online
  • Work collaboratively and combine books from multiple authors.
  • Access all your books on any device

Students can create...

  • Interactive stories
  • Digital portfolios
  • Research journals
  • Poetry books
  • Science reports
  • Instruction manuals 
  • ‘About me’ books
  • Comic adventures
  • Class Book: My Pet Monster 

Upsides:

·       After a school year, you can archive your library and start over

·       Kid-generated material

·       Simple to use: less options means less time toying around

 

Downsides:

·       Privacy Policy is wishy-washy

·       Not many pre-made objects, shapes, or people

·       Limited books available for free trial

 

Book Creator & The SAMR Model

 

Substitution: Assessment of language acquisition skills through the use of written text in the e-books students created, as well as through the ability to record audio and place audio files into the e-book. 

Augmentation: Through use of apublished e-book, students gain a more professional level of communication in a published book, to gain efficiency and to add authenticity to the demonstration of learning

Modification: Students continuously reflect on the book creations through feedback. The teacher or students can provide feedback to one another using the audio feature and adding an additional page. This provides four advantages: students could work on the rough draft of the ebook at any time, both the teacher and student have the feedback available since it is in audio format, Students create a lasting product that demonstrates their understanding, and the reinforcement of language acquisition being a constant growth through learning and reflecting.

Redefinition:Creating an e-book presents the opportunity for students’ writing and creation to be open to the global community. Teachers from across states, countries, or the globe can share their libraries electronically.


Privacy Policy:

Statement from their Privacy Promise: "Book Creator is run by Red Jumper Limited (we, us, our) and we collect and use information in order to run and manage Book Creator. This policy sets out how we do this and applies to anyone who uses Book Creator, whether by uploading book content or creating and using an account. Please read it carefully and if you are under 13, please ask a parent or guardian to read it for you."