Our students have been making all kinds of e Pub books ever since!
What is so exciting about Book Creator is that the developers are constantly working on updates that make a powerful app even more amazing.
The next step was to insert the photos into the app.
To best show off the photographs, we chose the landscape book.
First, we needed to do something to spruce up the front cover.
We had decided that the children would take a selfie.After reading a post from Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano called Finally!A Book Creator App, that described how easy the app was to use, I couldn’t wait to get started.Some of the children had already written a special ending.For those who hadn’t, we brainstormed what they could say – for example: The next step was recording.When I told the students what they would be doing, they were thrilled. Again, we talked about taking a good photo – watching for objects “growing” out of their heads!Then, starting with the cover, we discussed how to increase the font size, change the color and font style, and center the text. Background color was added which sometimes meant changing the font color again.We had several parent volunteers who, along with our second grade teaching assistant, were a tremendous help in getting 66 students recorded.When you are doing a project this large with several pages in each book and narration that often includes unfamiliar pronunciations, adult helpers are truly a lifesaver!Once all children had been recorded, I saved each book to Google Drive so that they could be linked on my website and shared with our families.I’ve written a guide to sharing Book Creator creations on my blog. These were added to our FTP server and linked as well. The students had a bit more work to do before sharing on Grandparents’ Day.