Monday, March 26, 2018

Easy Book Template Distribution for Students

Instead of starting from scratch, teachers would like to distribute book template to students to get started.

Creative Book Classroom now supports uploading book template for each task so that participants can download book template to create new book.

For task settings, you can tap Upload Book Template to upload EPUB file that can be created by your favorite EPUB generation app.



You can delete book template by tapping Delete Book Template.



Finally, students will see book template in the task detail and tap Download Book Template to download EPUB file to start with.



If students are using Creative Book Builder to write book, they just tap Create Book From Template to import EPUB file to CBB directly since CBB integrates with CBC seamlessly.



Sunday, March 25, 2018

New way to share your books with classmates

Creative Book Classroom v1.2 supports a great new feature: Library.

New library features allow teachers to share session as library so that all participants can view books within the session/library. New library tab can access the shared libraries.



In session settings, tap Library Access to change library access level.



By default, library access level is set to "No Access", i.e. no one can access library. The library will not appear in library tab. If it is changed to "Access All", all books can be accessed in the library. If you just want only reviewed books to share, you can change it to "Access Reviewed".



Creative Book Builder v4.5

New feature:

1. Create new book from template via Creative Book Classroom

2. Bug fix

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

6 Reasons Why Creative Book Classroom Is Useful In Your Classroom


1. Track Book Writing Progress

When students start writing book, how do teachers know their progress in real time ? There are 4 statuses to keep track of progress: Started, Submitted, In Review & Reviewed. Teachers can check to see if the students have read task description and submitted book in one screen.


2. Highlight Text & Add Notes

By using iBooks, teachers can highlight text and add notes but teachers cannot export notes to their students for reviewing. CBC allows teachers to do these and lets students review the notes.


3. Collect Book Submission Effortlessly

It is painful for teachers to collect book submission. Students may upload books to somewhere. Teachers download books to iPad and bring them to iBooks to read one by one. It is time consuming. By using CBC, students just upload books and then teachers can view books effortlessly.


4. View Book Directly

There are many learning management platform, but none of them support viewing EPUB within the app or browsers. Teacher can preview EPUB within CBC app directly.


5. Better Task Management

Teachers manage session into different tasks. It is similar to to-do list that helps students present their idea under clear and simple instruction.


6. Better Version Control

When the books are reviewed by teachers, students upload new books and the last reviewed books are kept so that teachers and students can check notes and comments for reviewed books at any time.



Download Creative Book Classroom on App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/creative-book-classroom/id1335551702?ls=1&mt=8

Learn more on Creative Book Classroom:
https://getcbc.blogspot.com


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Creative Book Classroom: Progress Tracking & Review

Creative Book Classroom is a new way for teachers to keep track of progress, give quick review, grade and comment for books written by students. This is extremely useful in classroom, teachers can help students writing books better on any subjects.


Creative Book Classroom (CBC) redefines book writing cycle: Write, Submit, Review, Feedback.

Write
Teachers can create session according to lesson. Each session contains different tasks. More and smaller tasks make writing cycle faster. Each task contains detailed description. Students can read task description and then write book by using any book writing app.

For those who are using Creative Book Builder (CBB) app, students just login with Google account or email, join session by code and complete tasks within CBB app because CBB integrates tightly with CBC.

Submit
When students finish tasks, they can submit book for each tasks by exporting books to EPUB or PDF format.

Review
Teachers can view progress update by task and by user for each session in real time. Teachers can highlight text and add notes on EPUB, and also give their comments. Teachers can view grade and status reports and export reports to CSV format.

Feedback
Students can review their own progress and view feedback from teachers as well. Students can update their books and teachers can review them again. This cycle can be iterated over many times.

Creative Book Builder v4.3

New features:

1. Import or download files to resources library directly

2. Integrate with Creative Book Classroom

3. Optimized for iOS 11

4. Optimized for iPhone X