Bookpress is a free app that allows you to create digital ebooks. There are preset templates you can use to create storybooks, cookbooks, picture books, etc. However, you can also use the blank template to create any kind of book. Bookemon, the creator, provides bCloud for storage of your books or you can store your books locally onto your iPad. eBooks can be shared and then viewed on an iPad, provided that the iPad has the app, or you can view the books online through a web browser.
I quite like this app as it is intuitive to use, making creating a book a very easy process. I created this eBook in less than 5 minutes.
While, unlike Book Creator you are unable to record the story, this app does have the advantage that it is free.
Bookemon also provides edCenter, a free, private, secure environment for teachers and students to create, collaborate, and share their books. Email addresses are not required for student accounts.
This app could be valuable in the languages classroom as it gives students another avenue to
- Produce digital stories
- Encourages writing and reading
- Used in collaborative project work
- Used to create a class book on an excursion
- Create a ‘how to’ book
- Create a class book on any topic, for example my Year 8 class will soon be doing the unit on food, this app could be used to create a class recipe/cookery book