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Teacher tips

Create an attractive page turning picture ebook for free. Primary teachers will use this tool to publish whole class picture books created by the students. These can be fiction or factual. Photo books are a major focus.

• Registration: M ox k does require registration, using an email ibo

address. Students below 13 years of age require parental permission to register. Remind students not to include their surname in their user name. Students may not publish identifying details or images of themselves or other students in public contexts. M default private setting.

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• Cybersafety: Images of any students should only be used with parental permission in public presentations by teachers. Find out from school records which students in your classes are under a media ban, generally due to a custody dispute. In addition, check parental blanket media permissions lodged with the school to see if any student is not covered or if any parent has refused permission.

• Copyright: Remind students to use their own photos or Creative Commons images. The source URL and creator’s name should be cited if the image is not their own. Explain that a name may be a pseudonym, for cybersafety.

• Create: Choose a size and theme for the book. Bak cn s is the theme which is most likely to suit your purposes.

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• Upload images: Have all the illustrations saved as JPEGs in one folder. Make sure they are numbered in story order: JPEG1, JPEG2, JPEG3 etc. Upload your JPEGs and drag the illustrations from the gallery onto the pages, dragging the corners to adjust the size. Save as you go, the project can be edited until you are satisfied.

• Publish and share: To involve students in the process, leave the last two pages unfinished and complete those pages in front of the class. Publish the book, read it together and share the URL with other people. See Barbara Schaffer’s class stories. E.g.

Other worlds: To infinity and beyond with digital tools in the middle years by Lizzie Chase with S Bowes, D Ivanek, Y Liu, J Riley, J Starink

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