I always enjoy working with the 4th graders and their teachers, Staci Braun, Cindi Byrnes, and Eldonna Skahill, on the monthly book projects.
At the beginning of the year we all sat down and laid out the different genres they would read. Then we talked about what we wanted to accomplish with the project, in addition to them reading a different genre each month, and the different Web 2.0 tools we would have them use to create their projects.
For the October book project we would have them create flippable eBooks using Flipsnack. The first step would be to create their pages using Google Presentation.
By using Google Presentation they could easily create their pages and also share them with us so we could help with editing.
I always give them lots of choices for making their projects extra special. Photo editing tools like PicMonkey, ReciteThis that creates cool posters, and Wordle that creates fun word clouds are just a few of these digital tools and ones that they used for this book project.
I put links to all of these digital tools on the 4th Grade Symbaloo so they could get to the different sites easily.
All of the 4th graders really loved this project. I love how engaged they all were as they worked in the library and classroom.
I just knew they were going to come together to create really awesome eBooks in FlipSnack.
All you have to do is "Download" the Google Presentation as a PDF.
When it has uploaded, you will also be able to choose how you want your flippable eBooks to look and the background it is on. You can also give it a title, subtitle, and description.
Even though we just have a few of the FlipSnacks finished, I just couldn't wait to share them.
On Monday, I go to the two 4th grade classrooms for the morning.
Van Meter 4th Grade October Book Projects...FlipSnack eBooks.
We can't wait to share their eBooks with all of you.....The 4th graders hope they inspire others to read the books they read too.