There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call SCHOOL….HA!
Let’s make the connection between the opening narration of the Twilight Zone and the use of Book Creator in your classroom.
Like the Twilight Zone, Book Creator is:
- A Vast, Blank Space
- Timeless through publishing capability
- Entices and develops the imagination of learners
Aside from the Twilight Zone, Book Creator is a simple tool for engaging students in authentic creation based learning that is available across the Apple, Android, Windows platforms. In addition, it gives students the opportunity to learn and collaborate outside of the walls of their classroom in a vast space we call Earth. (I may or may not continue to reference the Twilight Zone…hang in there and feel free to chuckle…remember the scientific purpose for laughing?! If not, reference blog entry #1.)
The How (a few examples to get the dimension of imagination going):
- Interactive Journaling- learn a new concept and log that learning in a way that can include pictures, videos, text, and more.
- Digital Portfolios- gather up evidence of your learning and store it in a way that can be shared with parents and teachers
- Published Works- poetry, short stories, alphabet books, comics, cookbooks, etc. can all be published in iBook, YouTube, and more.
- Curriculum Design (Flipped Classroom)- create course/curricular information as a student or teacher
This list is not exhaustive as Book Creator is a vast resource with a lot of blank space primed for student and teacher learning. For more information, teacher support, and case studies visit the website for Book Creator.
“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, School!”