Friday, May 25, 2012

Creative Book Builder App for iPad

I have been taking a lot of time looking at different iPad apps that would be useful for students and teachers.  I just love iPads and the potential they hold for teaching, learning, differentiation, creativity and project based learning opportunities.  One of the biggest pluses to iPads is that they work almost instantaneously while computers take a while to even turn on and because of this class time is not wasted.

The apps that are available for the iPad are also truly amazing and abundant.  Strangely enough, these days a challenge for teachers is finding the right app because there are so many to choose from.  One terrific app is Creative Book Builder. I recently went to a VITA Learn workshop where I learned about this app.  I have been playing around with it and find it has a ton of potential.  What it does is very easily allow the user to build an eBook using text, links, images, video, and audio that can be sent right to iBooks to be viewed.  Since it functions on the iPad, the app is completely integrated so that student created videos and images can be quickly  imported into their book as well as student created music from Garage Band.  This eliminates any issues of copyright!

Teachers can create eBooks for their students complete with all the multimedia information that their students need to be successful.  Students can use the app to create innovative multimedia products demonstrating their learning which can be used as their assessments.  I highly encourage you to check out this amazing app.  It is worth every penny and more at $3.99.

See it in action in this YouTube video.  It isn't in English, but you can clearly see what he is doing and he does a great job demonstrating how the app works. No translations needed.