Picture Book Maker
Video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9a7mqiTY2A
Picture Book Maker is a simple online picture book creator, but is limited in characters and backdrops. The illustrations look hand drawn with crayon and can be adjusted to fit the story. Each picture has actions; these are multiple poses of the same character. All of the characters for the story are animals– monkey, rhino, giraffe, and penguin. There are also several backdrops and props for students to include in their story. When the book has been completed, it can be sent to a parent or teacher via email, or printed out. However, once you start this story, it must be finished. No editing options once you shut down your computer.
How to integrate Picture Book Maker into the classroom: Picture Book Maker is a fun way for students to publish stories online. Students can pick animals to write a story about, the penguin could be used as a spin off of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. A class story could be created on the SmartBoard.