Sunday, January 31, 2010

Making Books With Mixbook

My daughter who is in 6th grade was recently given an assignment to create a book about Korea chock full of facts. I happened to catch a glimpse of this book which was  about 3 pieces of paper cut in half the short way, stacked, folded, and stapled together. UGH. There has to be a better way.

I immediately thought of Mixbook and how that might be the perfect tool for this assignment. I showed it to my daughter and let her go to town. I think that the results were much better than what she had started. Not only does the final product stand out as an excellent piece of work but it was also a beneficial exercise for my daughter to start learning how to work with the gazillion free tools out there on the web. Here is the final product created by my daughter.

Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

It goes to show that students today seem much more well suited for working with the technology. They appear to have a natural flair for it. It is too bad that the resources are not always available in our schools so that students can use these tools more often.

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