Another reason I love Book Creator is that I can create templates so students can easily add their content. I don’t always create my templates because I like for students to be able to design their books but sometimes it just makes sense to have a template as a scaffold.
Greek Mythology Unit
Take my Greek Mythology unit, for example. In this unit, I created a template because I had specific content I wanted students to work on as they were analyzing the different myths. It made it easier for everyone involved to have the same template for organization purposes. Students could add their content and artifacts to the book and when the unit was complete have a great eBook, pdf, or video to share with family, friends, and the world.
As you can see from the video, students have a variety of activities they can do to deepen their understanding of Greek myths in a fun and engaging way. The interactive notebook takes the learning to a whole new level and helps the teacher better assess students knowledge of the topic. Even if you don’t have technology, students can be taught the same skills using the graphic organizers provided in the document or you could even use the templates in PowerPoint. If you ever have questions about how this works, please do not hesitate to ask.
So what do you think? Do you think these interactive notebooks would be a hit in your classroom? Click on the picture below to take a closer look at my Greek Mythology unit.