Book Creator: Creation Tool for All

WHO: Teachers looking for tools to let students demonstrate their knowledge.

HOW: It is a rare occasion that I come across a tool that I believe is fully capable of being used at all grade levels and across all content areas.  While I have known of Book Creator for quite a while, it wasn’t until recently (August 2017) that it became available for all through use in the Google Chrome web browser. The best part to me is how easy and intuitive it is to create with.  While it may not have sophisticated tools like an Adobe program, it has everything students need to get creative and demonstrate their knowledge through a variety of means.

Head over to app.bookcreator.com, sign up with your google account on the “teacher sign-in” tab. Complete a short questionnaire about your grades and subject areas, then get rolling! Below you will find an awesome presentation by Jon Smith (@theipodteacher) that will have you up and going in under five minutes.

WHEN: The potential of this tool revolves around projects and journals.  The ability to record voice and video allows students multiple approaches to demonstrate their knowledge and skill sets. This could be used in Health/P.E. class to journal, music class to write musical notations while recording sound/video, as well as all the other content areas.

 

JON SMITH PRESENTS BOOK CREATOR AT #OETC18:

Creation Swap – Free Christian Multimedia Resources

WHO: Teachers, Directors of Religious Education, and religious media creators that need resources to help create multimedia projects.

HOW: Create an account at https://www.creationswap.com/, select what type of media you are looking for and whether you want free, paid, or premium materials.  Fill in the search bar and see what is available.  There are many images, slides, videos, and loops that can be used to create eye-catching multimedia projects for your school or church.

WHEN: Creation Swap is best utilized for projects.  It could also be used to post reflective images on the classroom screen for students to think about before class begins.

Photos For Class: Creative Commons Licensed Pictures With Attributes On Image

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WHO: Teachers looking for a way to help students find pictures with proper attributes and appropriate for class.

HOW:  Visit http://photosforclass.com/, type in what you are looking for in the search box, and download the picture of your choosing.  The picture will download with attributes at the bottom.  Pictures come from Flickr with a G-rating and Creative Commons licensing.

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WHEN: This is great for any projects your students may do.  It can be very difficult to find proper pictures in class, but Photos for Class is there to help.