Mixbook - Digital Scrapbook

(http://www.mixbook.com/)

Description:

“Mixbook is an awesome tool for getting kids interested in writing and producing some incredible interactive written ebooks. You have to check this site out. You will love it!”.”


This site is called a 'Digital Scrapbook' or 'Digital Storytelling" tool. You can enter any text (whole class or individual students) and upload images of any kind - student photography, scanned pictures to tell a story, or even images created on a computer with a drawing tool like Kid Pix). Mixbook then has 'graphics' and 'do-dads' to embellish the page.

Here is an example of a Mixbook created by a 7th Grader:

Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book


How can I use Mixbook in my classroom?

  • Book Report
  • Personal expression project - Digital Story-telling
  • Fine Arts research report
  • Character Description
  • Student-created books / Non-fiction
  • Collaboration project
  • Science Project
  • Research Paper
  • Foreign Language project - color words, Days of the week etc
  • Teacher -all-about-this-topic page

What NETS standards will students meet using Mixbook?

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency


What Technology Operations skills will students learn using Mixbook?

  • Access a Webpage using a link
  • Login to website using username and password assigned by teacher
  • Enter text or copy and paste text
  • Find images using approved search techniques
  • Use proper citations to give credit to original author of photos
  • Use digital camera to take own images and then upload to Mixbook
  • Upload and insert an image
  • Add stickers / other elements to page
  • Plan story layout and place text and images on appropriate pages
  • Save project
  • Get ‘embed code’ and insert book into Wiki page or Blog
  • Publish!