BC: Pros User friendly (drag and drop) Lots of options for students to be creative (blank templates available) Various text layouts available (story vs. newspaper) Easy access photos (eg. Facebook, Picasa, Yahoo, Flick’r tabs – when home ) Web-based Collaborative Embed final product in website Easy preview options Cons Commercialized Web-based (no PDF) Have to pay for printing Students need to bring own pictures
1: by Stephanie Thibeau Kristie Stewart Jeff Lynds Natalie Horne
2: After you have signed up for a Mixbook account, you click "CREATE" and this screen appears. This is where you give your book a title, describe what your book is about, add any tags, etc. You can decide who is able to view your Mixbook. You can also create a collaborative Mixbook by inviting people as contributers.
3: To create a Mixbook it's as simple as 1, 2, 3! 1) Add photos 2) Customize 3) Order (if you want)
4: The first step is to select a size for your book: -Square book -Landscape -Portrait -Mini
5: There are many background themes to choose from. They are grouped in categories such as: - Holidays - Family -EDUCATION!
6: There are several themes you can choose from, or you can pick a blank theme (like we did) and dress it up.
7: Adding photos for your Mixbook is simple! Pictures can be easily uploaded from your Facebook, Flick'r, Picasa, PhotoBucket, SmugMug or your computer.
8: You also have the option to get creative! There are different layouts, backgrounds and stickers you can use to personalize your book! | YOU ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR OWN IMAGINATION!
9: Now, we're going to show you through an activity to help you to better understand how to use Mixbook. Find the page in the book that has your name on it – this is yours to freely edit and change (your name is only there as a place holder). Be sure to include the following: Your name Where you are from 3 likes 3 dislikes A new layout Background At least 3 stickers 3 photos