Join me as we explore social studies projects for students using Book Creator!
How do your students share their learning in your social studies classroom? Whether you’re working with elementary, middle, or high school students, digital books are a fantastic way for kids to show what they know.
This book contains 15 projects you can tailor to your learning goals and student needs this school year. You’ll find stories from Book Creator Ambassadors and lesson ideas perfect for Chromebook and iPad classrooms! A few tips:
Make your own version of a student project so your class understands what you’d like them to include in their final project.
Work together with students to create a checklist for what should be included in their book so students have ownership of their work.
Take a moment to review your speaking and listening standards and incorporate those expectations into your task development.
Looking for more ideas?
Here is a list of a few blog posts with more social studies resources:
Michael Cohen’s students bring their textbooks to life with Book Creator!
Fellow Book Creator Ambassador Michael Cohen (@TheTechRabbi) shared a fantastic social studies project. His students worked together to create their own textbooks using Book Creator.
For this project students researched a topic and wrote their own interactive pages. He also shares this project in his new book Educated By Design.
Students creating textbooks can benefit from ongoing feedback. As they create each page of their book, provide time for them to share with a partner or another group of students. By giving time for feedback and providing moments for students to share throughout the process, they can develop a strong final product with lots of topical information.
Do your students use a traditional textbook to learn about social studies topics? Use this textbook as an exemplar and have students model their interactive textbook off of this traditional creation.
They can brainstorm ways to make the content in these hardcover books pop off the page using the interactive features in Book Creator.
An interactive textbook can transform a traditional research project. You might ask students to include:
A table of contents A glossary with key terms Photographs that include captions and citations A bibliography connected to their research A curated list of resources for further investigation Interactive maps