Book Shelfies Multitouch Book on iTunes!

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 6.53.58 PM  6-16-15Our Book Shelfies multitouch book was published on iTunes today. I am so excited that it is available for free download on 51 iTunes stores around the world! I am very proud of the students’ creative work in this project. Here is the link to the book on iTunes:

Book Shelfies” is an anthology of multimedia “book reports” created by the middle school students of Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan USA during May of 2015. Students used iBooks Author and a variety of Apple programs and iPad apps to share a “self portrait” of a book that they love. Each student created a chapter which included a video book trailer, an animated book character, a GarageBand recording of portion of the book, and an interactive quiz widget about the book. We hope you enjoy a glimpse of how the traditional book report can be transformed and energized by using 21st century tools!
To download the book, you will need to use iBooks either on an iPad or on a Mac computer. Because of the special multimedia features that we included, it will not work on different platforms.

We would love for you to download, share, rate, and leave comments for our book! Thanks!

App-Smashing the Book Report!

Our final project of the year was a project in iBooks Author called Book Shelvies that I hope will be published to iTunes in the future. But I wanted to share some examples of the amazing media that students created with their iPads to put in their projects!

Folks, this is what a 21st century book report looks like when you give a kid an iPad!!

Eragon book trailer created by Austin using Puppet Pals and iMovie, also drew the egg!

John Wilkes Booth animation created by Erica using the PhotoSpeak app. (Love the accent in this talking animated historical figure!)

Erica’s book tralier for Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, excellent use of the drawing tools in Toontastic!

Alex used drawing apps to make a lot of customized backgrounds that she imported into PuppetPals for animation, and then pulled into an iMovie trailer template for her trailer on The Seems.

Beautiful portrait of Cassie Logan from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, drawn by Hannah using Flipink, then animated using FaceJack.

Book Character Allie, created by Monica using Tellagami.  Super use of the animated voice feature!

Monica’s book trailer for I‘d Tell You I’d Love You, But then I’d Have to Kill You using IMovie with animations and stills from Toontastic and Tellagami.

Katarina Bishop from Heist Society by Cyan, still image created in Toontastic and animated with FaceJack.

Cyan’s book trailer for Heist Society using Toontastic. She created detailed custom characters for her story





End of Year Class Survey

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Link to Survey

Sphero Disco Challenge from Messmore Ellementary in Utica

It was created by Alex and Will, 2 6th graders who spent their media center time and lunch periods learning about Sphero and making this challenge.