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E book Creator is a flexible digital publishing instrument that I’ve been utilizing and recommending for years. And each college yr it appears to get higher. This yr is just not an exception to that sample as they’ve simply launched a terrific assortment of recent assets for lecturers and college students. Let’s check out these assets and the way you would possibly use them as the brand new college yr begins.
In the event you’re studying this on August tenth, be a part of E book Creator’s free webinar at 3pm ET, Inventive Digital Citizenship Actions With E book Creator.
As I featured earlier this summer time, E book Creator now gives a set of digital citizenship assets designed to assist educate good digital citizenship habits to elementary college college students. The books, written by Widespread Sense Training, educate college students to cease and assume earlier than clicking or typing, to consider their tasks as digital residents, and easy methods to deal with on-line interactions with buddies. All three of the digital citizenship ebooks embody audio elements in addition to actions for college kids to finish in E book Creator. You can also make copies of the books and distribute them to your college students in your E book Creator account by following the steps that I outlined on this video.
Copyright Free Photographs
As a part of the announcement in regards to the digital citizenship ebooks, E book Creator reiterated the purpose that college students ought to study to respect copyright with regards to utilizing pictures of their books. To that finish, E book Creator does embody an built-in picture search instrument that returns solely copyright-free pictures for college kids to make use of of their work.
Drawings for individuals who can’t draw
Persevering with on the subject of pictures in E book Creator, autodraw is a cool characteristic that’s excellent for people like me. Though I usually create sketchnotes in my pocket book, I’ll by no means be confused for an artist. That doesn’t imply I can’t embody some good drawings in my E book Creator books. E book Creator’s autodraw will insert premade drawings/ clipart primarily based on what I’m making an attempt to attract. For instance, if I’m making an attempt to attract a bicycle and solely achieve this a lot as a few circles linked by a straight line E book Creator’s autodraw will begin to counsel some bicycle drawings for me to insert rather than my horrible drawing. Attempt it for your self or watch my demo to see how autodraw works.
E book Creator was began as a instrument to make it straightforward for anybody to craft their very own multimedia tales. It’s nonetheless my go-to instrument for that. However E book Creator is more and more changing into a preferred instrument for creating digital portfolios. A lot in order that E book Creator now gives a digital portfolio template for college kids to make use of.
Of their back-to-school announcement E book Creator mentions 3 ways to method managing scholar portfolios. My most well-liked method is to have every scholar preserve their very own portfolio reasonably than have a piece inside a category portfolio. I desire that association for 2 causes. First, it eliminates an opportunity of 1 scholar’s work being affected by one other. Second, it’s simpler to share with mother and father on the finish of the semester or college yr. After all, there’s by no means a one-size-fits-all advice so I’d encourage you to try E book Creator’s weblog publish and determine which choice is finest to your scenario.
Get to Know Every Different Via E book Creator
The ultimate facet of E book Creator’s latest back-to-school announcement that deserves consideration are the back-to-school and Empower the Learner Profile templates. The back-to-school templates are designed that will help you get to know one another by way of the creation of issues like a private coat of arms, a “hopes and desires” web page, and an “all about me” web page. I’d use these templates identical to my college students in order that they will study me and I can study them.
The Empower the Learner Profile template is a bit completely different than the back-to-school template. This can be a one-page profile that college students full. Earlier than giving that template to your college students, I like to recommend studying this brief e book that explains the elements of the profile and the way they affect college students.
E book Creator is internet hosting three free webinars this month.