Monday, March 25, 2019

Publish with Book Creator

One of the benefits of living in a digital world is the availability of a worldwide audience. Students write differently for a larger audience then they do for the classroom. There are many tools out there that allow for digital publishing. One of them is Book Creator. This is a tool that can be used on Chromebooks as well as iPads (free for Chromebooks, paid app on iOS). There are different levels of paid access, but the free version can be used in a classroom as well! With the free version, you get 1 library (collection of books) and 40 individual books. That works well for 1 book per student and leftover books for you or teams to create. At the end of the year you can archive this library and start over with a new library and 40 new books. Check out the steps below to explore how Book Creator can help your students publish to a large audience!

Create an Account:
  1. Head over to
  2. Click “Sign In” at the top and then choose “Teacher” in the box.

  3. Choose your method of signin.
  4. Complete the steps to set up your library.

Create a Book:
  1. Click on the “+ New Book” button.
  2. Choose your layout/shape.
  3. Choose your Background by clicking the “i” icon.
  4. Add content by clicking the “+” icon: Media Import: Import images/videos from any of the listed location (including Google Search)

    Camera: Use your webcam to add a video/image.

    Pen: Draw anything you wish

    Text: Create a text box

    Voice to Text: Add text by typing or DICTATION!

    Record: record audio to add to your book

    Insert shapes and callout bubbles (can have text added)

    Add pages
    Click the arrow to the right to add a page Manage/reorder pages Play the book Just click the arrow in the top right to play the book. You can even have it read to you by clicking “Read to me”.

Share with Students:
There are 2 ways to get students into your Library.

Library Code: 
  1. Go to the dropdown in the top left, then “Invite others to join”. Your code will pop up. You can also expire this code at any time.
  2. You can also click on the “Invite Code” link at the top.

  3. Have your class go to
  4. They will click the “Student” option.
  5. They will sign in with their Google Account.
  6. Students will be asked for the teacher code. 

QR Code:

  1. Create your class list in your Library. Click on your icon in the top right and choose QR logins.
  2. Create accounts by adding more students then print codes.
  3. They will use these codes to sign in.

Students can now view any book in the library and add books of their own. Keep in are limited to 40 books with the free account.

Publish and Share Books:
  1. After your books are finished you can share them with the word by clicking the “Share icon”. You can then choose to “Publish online”, “Download as ebook”, or “Print”.
  2. Once published, your book can be read on with a private link. You choose who to share this book with, and you can unpublish the book at any time.

You now have a Library and student access. Have them create away and publish their work for the world to see!

If you want these steps in a document click Here!