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!
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Molly Maloy says
Sounds like so much fun! I love having my students create ebooks! We use Book Creator (better for the older grades), but the app you used looks great and student friendly!! We haven't done it yet this year, but reading your post makes me want to have them get started on something when we go back to school! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friend!!
Elizabeth Rossmiller says
This post has completely inspired me! I will be sharing this app with my firsties and will be sure to blog about it and leave you credit! What a wonderful way to share writing!
Thanks for sharing & I hope you drank a nice cold diet coke!
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Easy Teaching Tools says
Thank you for sharing Catherine. I knew you were a talented upper grade teacher when I met you in Vegas, but your equally as talented with the little ones. I'm so glad your new teaching position is going well. You are doing amazing things, my friend!
Thrills in Third Grade says
This is great! I know you have iPads in your classroom, however, have you heard about any good story writing apps for the Chromebooks? I'd love some ideas. Thanks!
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Lisa Mongin says
I have tried this and am having trouble sharing or publishing,,,any advice….