Friday, May 14, 2010

Story Telling with Bookr and Mixbook

A friend was having trouble using her own pictures to create a Bookr so I decided to write this post to explore this tool and another one that can also be used for online story telling.

Bookr as you know is a tool from flickr. If you want to have your own pictures published with Bookr, you have to register at Flickr.

Once you register, just upload the pictures you want, tag them and make sure the pictures are registered under the Creative Commons license.

 The tutorial below will  ilustrate what I just wrote:

I use Bookr when I want my students to create e-stories with random pictures.
Last semester, there was a unit in the book called Horror.After we exploited the vocab and the structures, students created their own stories using Bookr.

It was great. They loved it.

Below you will see and example of one of my former students.

There are more examples of them in my student's blog

However, when I want to use my own pictures I prefer another tool called Mixbook.
It is just more practical to upload your pictures right to the website and work with them.

I prepared a Mixbook of my trip to NYC last year using it.
You just upload the pictures, choose a template and type what you want.
It has a great effect.

View Sample Photo Books
Create your own Photo Book

Both options are great for authentic learning experiences and both of them offers you the embed code to put in your blog, edmodo or whatever you use to share.

I hope you find it useful.

Have a great weekend you all!


Ana Maria Menezes said...

Fantastic post, Andressa!

Dessa said...

Dear Ana Maria,
Thank you.
I learned about Mixbook at your Edtech course and I have been using it ever since.
It is great.