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  • Published: 2017
  • Revision: 2.0
  • Format: A3
  • File type: pdf
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Introduction

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Book Creator is an intuitive and easy to learn app for creating your own eBooks and has many applications for those at any stage of their learning journey. The purpose of this poster is to inspire teachers and others to get started and use the app more fully to help learners develop their communication, learning & literacy.

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Book Creator by Red Jumper Ltd (www.redjumper.net) is an intuitive and easy to learn app for creating your own eBooks and has many applications for those at any stage of their learning journey. The purpose of this poster is to inspire teachers and others to get started and use the app more fully to help learners develop their communication, learning and literacy.

Developing Communication

  • Supporting understanding, expression and communication competence
  • Teaching vocabulary and language use
  • Supporting English as an Additonal Language (EAL)/1+2 language learning

Making choices

Use images of activities/objects for presenting options and developing choicemaking

Giving Information

Record information for sharing with others. Telling news and personal stories

Sharing Personal Information

Make and share a Personal Communication Passport

Gathering Information

Practise asking questions to find out information. Eg carrying out a questionnaire or survey

Pupil Voice/Giving views and opinions

Record views and information for review meetings & pupil committees

Learning Social Skills and Situations

Write a social story, add recorded speech to support comprehension

Developing Organisation Skills

  • Support pupil learning experiences by planning and recording in a pupil plan/ profile/learning journal
  • Creating accessible and functional learning resources

Task Instructions and Lists

Support instructions (step by step) or lists with images, audio/video. Eg signing dictionary with demos (Makaton), tying a shoelace, shopping lists

Visual schedule/timetable

Set up a timetable, task schedule, or To Do list. Eg a first then visual schedule

Other eBook/Story apps which you may also wish to consider:

Pictello, Story Creator, My Book Story Creator, Clicker books, Special Stories.

See more on the CALL Scotland iPad and Android app wheels

Developing Literacy

  • Supporting phonics learning, letter formation, spelling and decoding words
  • Teaching vocabulary development, sentence structure and punctuation

Reading Books

Make accessible copies of books/text for pupils with a print disability. For detailed information visit Books for All or tar heel reader

Creative Writing / Fiction

  • Imaginative story
  • Poem
  • Play script
  • Comic

Writing Activities

Writing from scratch or from your own template, collaboratively or independently

Functional Writing/NonFiction

  • All about me book/Eportfolio
  • School newsletter artice/ blog post
  • Topics/ projects
  • Activity journal

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Content Options

Add text, images, video, recorded speech narrations

Image Options

Add photos from your tablet camera roll. Illustrations, screenshots, images from books or the internet

Creating Text

  • By speaking - Use speech recognition By writing Use drawing option to handwrite text
  • By typing - Enable predictive text Use a childfriendly keyboard app Import writing from literacy/ communication apps

Design Features

Produce an attractive e-Book using the many options available

Templates

Make a personalised story template containing vocabulary, sentence starters, images etc. For comics, select a comic book template

Sharing

Export as ePub, read on tablet, project on screen, use PDF for printing, video share option with automatic page turning, share a screenshot or book on a social media site, publish in the iBook store