Yearbooks, storybooks, calendars, cards and stationary… Mixbook, a powerful suite of completely customizable digital storytelling tools, has got all of this and more! Believe it or not, this “cool tool” was originally designed as a scrapbooking site, but as it turns out, Mixbook is a great way to engage students in the classroom as well! So, forget about those traditional written reports and handmade books! Instead inspire students to write interesting and colorful e-books that can be created individually or collaboratively with a real-world tool that will keep them coming back for more!
Mixbooks can be shared with others via an online link or by embedding the finished product on a web site, wiki and/or blog. Want to see what your photo book looks like in real life? No problem! Mixbooks can also be printed and purchased so you can show off your keepsake forever! But the educational benefits don’t stop here. That’s right! Apply for an educator’s account and receive a discount on every order!
Check out the Mixbook my Tech Club students created to highlight their field trip to our local TV station.
There are many possible applications across the K-12 curriculum for this 21st Century teaching and learning tool! Here are a few:
- Journals or Diaries
- Book Reports/Book Analysis
- Science Lab Reports
- Student Portfolios
- Group, Class and/or School-wide Projects
- Photography Books
- Field Trip/Class Party Summaries
- Class Notes
- Vocabulary Booklets
- How-to Books
- Final Projects/Culminating Activities
This list is by far not complete, but it does give you an idea of Mixbook’s capabilities.
Need more inspiration? Check out some additional student samples from the Mixbook Education Gallery:
» 2010-11 in Ms. Naugle’s Classroom – Classroom scrapbook highlighting student projects and activities
» Over the Meadow – Photo book featuring student artwork
» 10 Influential American Authors – Digital author study
» Vertebrates – What? Using a “language” tool to teach Science? Yep! Be sure to check out this student’s book about vertebrates!
» Geometry Scrapbook – Real life examples of geometric shapes, angles, terms, etc.
A shout out to the Tucker Tech Talk blog for sharing these samples!