Students collect precious voices, stories & photos into published books to save disappearing culture, language & community during Covid, as school projects over summer.
The FamilyBookform dashboard scaffolds & documents student’s inquiry learning; they interview themselves or others, using question prompts, speech-to-text (any language), & collect valuable cultural content into published books, developing 21st century skills, empathy & Social Emotional Intelligence.
Students have agency & emotional connection to content, generating oxytocin & an interest in learning, their content enriches lessons and books can be graded, included in portfolios, gifted or sold to families.
Students use technology-as-a-tool to scaffold STEAM/PBL pedagogy and interview themselves or others to collect original content into published digital books.
Template questions guide and speech-to-text captures oral stories & information in any language.
Invited others contribute text and photos directly into the book.
Students edit, critically analyse & reflect on the content, for imaginative essays, research reports or major writing projects.
Engage & Motivate:
Students have agency to achieve personalised & differentiated learning & present their collected audio files and text online for fun story-sharing and collaborative editing activities.
Develops 21st century skills, communication, empathy & wellbeing.
Strengthens peer, family & community relationships.
Students are engaged & their content enriches lessons.
Present & Share:
Students are proud to present their published books to family & community at celebration ceremonies.
Books can be graded, included in portfolios & higher education applications, gifted or printed and sold for fundraising.
Teachers easily assign through Google Classroom to a whole class or year group or send the unique link via email.
Available on Chromebooks & any device.
Covid-19 & Me: Teachers collect student's content into class books OR Students collaborate with their families to create personlaised books of value to gift or sell.
Family Recipe Book: Celebrate diversity, create class books or students create their own family's personalised recipe books.