S: Creating a Mixbook: A Guide for Teachers |Janet Deyo
FC: Creating a Mixbook: A Guide for Teachers | Janet Deyo | 2011
1: Creating a Mixbook: A Guide for Teachers | Janet Deyo | 2011
2: 1. Create an Account Use an email address to create a class account. Be sure you use a username and password combination that you are able to share with students. If you need to create an email address, you can sign-up for a free one from gmail.com.
3: 2. Create a New Mixbook Give your Mixbook a title. Description and tags are optional. Select "Education" from the category drop down menu. Beside "Viewable By," decide if you would like your Mixbook viewable in the Gallery or by friends only. 3. Select a Size for Your Mixbook Choose between portrait, landscape, square, or mini.
4: 4. Select a Theme Mixbook has many themes and layouts to choose from. You can also change themes in the middle of the project and incorporate pages using more than one theme.
5: 5. Begin Editing Your Pages Screen Left: Use this toolbar on the left side of the editing window to add pictures and stickers to your pages. You can also change the layout and background colors of your pages from the same toolbar. Screen Right: There are buttons on the right side of the editing window for Adding Text, Adding Blank Pages, and Removing Pages. Save often! After clicking on "Save," you can exit safely out of the editing window.
6: 6. Publishing Your Mixbook On the homepage, click on your username to see your list of Mixbooks. From this list, you can select "Publish" to make your book available to others online. Once published, you can copy the embed code from this box onto another website.
7: Classroom Management Tips 1. Create the Mixbook ahead of time and assign each student or group of students a specific page number to edit. This way they don't accidentally save over each other's work. 2. To save time have students write their text, collect, and upload their photos to Mixbook before editing their pages. 3. Keep up with your time. Mixbook has so many different ways to decorate a page that it's very easy for students to lose themselves in the design process. 4. Mixbook is fun and easy to use. Be sure to have a plan in place for sharing your class's book with a live or virtual audience. Your students will enjoy showing off their final product!