Thursday, 3 November 2011

Roti Canai: A Pleasant Morning!

Assalamualaikum and Hi to all. 

This time around, I'm going to show you one cool website which enables you to make your own personal journal. Its called the Bookr! Bookr is a free website that allows people to make their own book and they can put everything including text and pictures into their own mini online book. This tool does not requires you to upload any photos as you can just type in any labels you want in order to find the pictures of your choice. It will then grab pictures available online so that you will have a wide range of pictures to choose from. If you first open the website, it straightaway gives you the front page so that you edit
it by yourself.

As in the context of teaching and learning, especially language learning, this website is seems to be one of the interesting tool in enhancing student's language especially their creative writing. Teachers can manipulate this website for students at lower levels as well as children and ask them to make a mini book using this tool. By doing so, they will be able to produce meaningful language by relating it to their own context as well as encourage them to think creatively.

How to do it? Simple!

If you go to the website, you will need to enter the items that you want to put in your book and it will grab all the photos that are available from Flickr. There are numerous pictures related to your search that you can choose from and once you have decided, you just need to drag the pictures into your own book. You can also select the number of pages that you would like to have. The more pictures you select, the more pages you have, and the more interesting your book will be. On your own book, you will be able to add text such as title and description of the pictures so that it will be more meaningful.This website is free and you will also get to share it with your friends as well as embed it into your own blog like what I did. these are some snapshots of how is it looks like.

You can edit the title of your book.

You can also add description to the pictures.

This is one that I have made.

There are some advantages of this website such as:
1. It does not require you to sign up in order to use this tool.
2. It is free and very easy to use.
3. Promote creative language because students have to describe their picture so that it will be interesting
4. Personalisation where students create a book based on their interest.

Disadvantages of this website:
1. It is too simple that it does not cater students of higher level; advanced students may find this activity less interesting and less challenging.

Here is the link to the website:

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