This morning I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours in Mrs. Brammer's first grade, and we were able to work on books from start to finish. They turned out great! Here was our process:
1) Mrs. Brammer had her students write two sentences beforehand. That way, all they needed to do was type the sentences into their books. This really sped up the typing process! Mrs. Brammer had her kids write about Christmas traditions in their homes. She helped edit the sentences before the kids published into Book Creator.
2) We used the app Make a Scene: Christmas and had the students create three illustrations, then save to their camera rolls. I have posted about this app before, if you need help using it, scroll down and read some of my more detailed posts.
Book Creator support page. They have some great tutorials!
5) Students used the "Add a Sound" feature to record themselves reading each sentence. This will allow us to export the book as a video that can be viewed and listened to from Seesaw!
6) To send the book to Seesaw, first make sure the students are logged into their Seesaw account. Students need to be back on the main screen (Click "My Books" to return there). They need to click the sharing button (the little rectangle with the arrow in it) and then "Export as Video".
Once they click this button, Seesaw should come up as an option. IF IT'S NOT: click the three little dots that say "more" and toggle Seesaw to "on". (You should only have to do this one time and then it will always show up.)
Once it gets to Seesaw, they should just have to choose their name and post! Wahoo! Here are some examples.