Today, we are going to introduce a fun new learning tool that teachers can integrate into classrooms of all levels. FlipSnack is a tool that can be used in many different ways. We will start the presentation by showing exactly what FlipSnack is and then talk about how to set up an account and use the tools. We will conclude by showing different ideas of integrating this tool into the classroom.
Flipsnack is a online tool that allows users to create flipbooks. Flipbooks resemble actual books. They come in a variety of types such as hard cover, soft cover (such as magazines), wire bound (catalogs), and widgets (comic books, picture books)
Flipbooks can be shared in a variety of ways. The default ways the books are share is via a direct link. When the link is clicked on, users will see the book in their web browser. The direct link can also be shared via email.Books can also be embedded in social networks and other websites. The books will open in the browser, much like the direct link. The final way is via a download Users will download a compressed .zip file.exe containing an .exe .app depending on platform. Once the file is unzipped, users will be able to open the flipbook. This will not require and internet connection.
Flipsnack has both paid and free versions availableThe free version contains most of the features of the paid version but is limited I a few ways. The free version has watermarks on every page. Users can upload a maximum of 3 pdfs to their flipbook. Each PDF can contain a max of 15 pages. Books can only be hosted on Flipsnack.com.
To start, you need to create an account. You can set up a new account or easily link your Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace accounts with a click of the button.
Once your account is created, using FlipSnack is very easy. Users will create or find PDF’s they want to incorporate into a flipbook. The PDF’s will be uploaded. During the upload process, FlipSnack converts the PDF into book form. Users can customize the colors and type of book, and other features of their book. The book can then be shared with others.
Students would create a book about what each season looks like and how the seasons change. They would need to include seasons names and tell about what certain things they do outside during that season. Creating a journal through the eyes of a bear for one year of their life. Tell about hibernation and storing up for hibernationCreating a science experiment journal over the year. What you think will happen during the experiments and what actually happened.
Publishing stories that the students or the class has written. Creating a flipbook about a specific sight word to help students learn sight words. Creating letter and sound stories about the letter to help students learn their letters and sounds. Creating a step by step portfolio of what they have found and what they did while researching given topics.
Stories to teach how to solve story problems.Stories of how to solve multistep problems. For example Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction.Comic books of characters trying to tell time. Where students will learn time telling skills.Picture books of the numbers to help students learn numbers, quantities, and number words.
Journals from an explorers perspective. Having the students step into the shoes of the explorer. What did they do, what was their life like. Including real events of what happened on their exploration.Picture story of what to do incase of a fire. Students come up with a fire escape plan for their families home. Including what would then need to do to get out of the home and where would they all meet.Story of what it is to be a good friend. Talking about what you need to do to be a good friend showing specific characteristics.
Students are to create a flipbook on the different stages of Mitosis. Each page of the flipbook should include a picture of the stage of mitosis and the title of the stage. The student must also include a brief description of what happens during the stage. Students will present their books to the class. Creating a journal of a spaceman traveling through the universe. Students will need to explain what each plant looks like, what the atmosphere is like, among other characteristics of that planet.
Students will use FlipBooks to create a short story narration using the five elements. Including setting, plot, conflict, point of view, and theme. Write a persuasive story. Students will pick a topic and persuade the audience to see the issue from their side. After reading a part of a book the students will have create their own ending to the story. Keeping in mind specifics about the characters, plot, and setting.
Students will use FlipBooks to create 5 original word problems using multiplication of fractions. Students will need to use proper grammar and complete sentences. Students will publish their FlipBook and other students will complete the word problems. Students will create a short story around how they solve a story problem. Including step by step procedures that the characters in the story did to figured out the answer.
Students will create an interactive FlipBook about one of the countries of Africa we are studying. Each student will need to include the country’s flag and population amounts. The student my choose 8 other interesting facts of the country for a total of 10 facts. Students will create a pamphlet for a bank for a new business that they would like to starting. It will include details like where the business is going to be located, what start up cost will look like, and how they plan to market this company.
After reading a specific book students will need to write a sequel to the book. What happened next? Students will need to keep specific details from the book in mind. High School Students in Creative Writing classes could create a PDF of a story with images and text. Flipsnack would stylize the story and let them easily share the story with other students. This would allow valuable feedback. Journalism students create magazines and newspapers all the time. Flipsnack is a great way to stylize the publications and make it easy for them to be shared across different classes. Students wouldn’t need to be in the same room at the same time to get feedback.
Students can create a glossary of mathematical terms with definitions to study for tests. Including needed equations to study. Students can create their own story problems to share with the class. In which the class would have to solve.
Create a FlipBook illustrating the timeline of the Presidency of your given President. Create a journal of a candidate running for office. Talk about what your plans are for office, what your issues are, and what your campaign strategies are.
Computer Science could use FlipSnack to easily create and share instructions manuals. Sometimes, these manuals could be over 300 pages, therefore using FlipSnack could be a great way to reduce printing costs. Marketing Students would use FlipSnack to create and online Catalog of items. This would work especially well for an online class because it’s very hard to turn physical assignments in.
In a physical education setting you could use flip snack to teach different skills like how to dribble, pass, kick, among many other skills. In a any classroom you could use flipbook to set up a WebQuest
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Integrating Visual Literacy into Every Classroom By Rachel Davis , Jason Hatton, and Lisa Nedow
Visual literacy is a way of interpreting images to figure out the meaning that the visual is trying to convey to its audience. It involves not only processing these images, but using critical thinking skills and thought process to determine the underlying meaning of the visual. Visual literacy is becoming even more important in our ever changing world. It is no longer enough to communicate through reading and writing. It takes more now as technology is evolving and has become such a part of our everyday lives. Communication has become more complex and our ability to take in this data and interpret it is quickly becoming the way in which we communicate.
Online Direct Link Email Embedded in social media networks and websites. As a stand alone, downloadable application.
Both paid and free versions Free version Watermarked Max of 3 PDF’s can be inserted 15 pages max per PDF Books can only be hosted on FlipSnack.com
Create a new account on FlipSnack.com Link an account Yahoo Google Facebook Twitter MySpace
Create or find a PDF Upload the PDF’s you found Customize the way your flipbook looks Share the book with others
Because of the nature and versatility of this tool there are unlimited uses of FlipBook in the any school setting.FlipBook allows the student to be creative while using technology.It is an alternate to the PowerPoint.With the interactive flipbook the user can communicatewith others in a virtual setting to present material.
Picture book of the Seasons changing Journal of a year in the life of a bear Journal of science experiments
Publishing their writing and stories Books about specific things that they have to remember Sight words Letters Sounds Research Portfolio
Stories to teach problem solving Stories to teach how to do a multistep problem PEMDAS Comics on how to tell time Picture books on Numbers Quantities Number words
Journals Explorers From Children of certain time periods they are studying Picture stories Fire Safety What it means to be a good friend
Flipbook of the different stages of Mitosis. Journals Spacemans travels
Short Stories Setting Plot Conflict Point of view Theme Persuasive Stories Alternative endings
FlipBooks can be used for word problems Multiplication Division FractionCreating short stories about story problems Including process
Interactive FlipBooks on countries Africa project Population Country flag 8 other interesting facts Pamphlet for a application to a bank Locations Start up costs Marketing ideas
Using the FlipBook tool create a book on Kepler’s 3 Laws. Create a story to recall hard to remember elements from the periodic table of elements.
Instruction Manuals For New Computer Programs Marketing Online Catalog Research Present research students conduct Education Making learning materials for future classrooms – books- games Science Explaining how cells work, or how the human anatomy works
Physical Education Dribble Kick Pass WebQuest What to do What you found
FlipSnack is a very versatile tool that can be used at any age in any curriculum. It encourages students to use creativity and think for themselves instead of just going with the flow. It is a fun tool that students will want to use. FlipSnack is a free program that anyone can get access to as long as they have access to the internet.