Making Learning Visible

When students are asked to demonstrate what they know, how is it shared? In the teaching profession knowledge demonstration has typically been with pencil and paper in worksheet form. While at times worksheets may have their place, there are so many new ways to have students demonstrate knowledge. One of our favorite ways is to use the app Book Creator. (I also use iBooks Author to make books for the kids.) Each student has this app on their iPad. Book Creator is an easy interface for the students to create and share. They can easily add pictures, type text and even hand write or draw pictures. One of our learning goals, was to show that we knew the letters of the alphabet and the sound each letter made. Our 2014-2015 Kindergarten literacy class made an ABC book to demonstrate this learning goal. Allowing students to create their own book really makes them feel like an author. Students take pride and true ownership in their Book Creator projects. Please click on the red words ABC Book to view our student created book.

ABC book

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