Out of my 23 friends, 11 friends published their Thankful Books today. Typically, I would not want or expect students to finish in such a small about of time…BUT we are confined to 2 days, our goal was learning the technology – developing our writing will come later, and they are 1st graders. There is an aura of awesomeness to publishing a book!
As you’ll see below, students had a lot of choice when creating their books – text color, background color, type of illustration (hand-drawing, photo, clipart graphics, or a combination of all 3). You’ll also notice the green play button at the bottom on of each picture, this is audio of students reading their book.
Well, friends, it really was a great – but exhausting – day. I definitely needed a Diet Coke, but my friends learned SO much about using iPads to share our writing, and they were thrilled to become real authors. It was such a sweet moment to see my friends’ smiles as they shared their books with their friends. First grade rocks!