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URL http://www.mixbook.com/
Description Mixbook is an online desktop publishing application that allows you to collaboratively create books that can be viewed online or printed in hardcopy (for a fee).  You can upload photos to your Mixbook, add text to it, and decorate it with a variety of built-in layouts, backgrounds and stickers.  As the creator of the book, you control every aspect of it, but you may also invite others to view and/or edit it.
Account Types  
  1. Go to www.mixbook.com.
  2. Select the Get Started Now! button to choose a size and theme for your book and to create a free account.
  3. Upload the photos you would like to add to your book. You can also add more photos while you're editing your book.
  4. Create your book by selecting various page layouts and adding backgrounds, stickers, text and images.
  5. Publish your book and share it online or have a hard copy published for a fee.


Suggested Inquiry Activities

Use primary sources to make a book to tell the sequence of historical events in an area/location. 
Create a "raft" of a historical person 
Collect primary sources in a book to answer a particular essential question 
Write your own history textbook


What Teachers Like About Mixbook

  • Easy to use  and they do have an education program.
  • There is a closed environment
  • Educator discounts if you would to publish your book 


Teacher Tips For Using the Tool

  • Sign up for an eucation account (Mixbook for educators)  to keep it in a closed environment.
  • Adds a visual and graphic design context to your lessons
  • Have you photos pre-loaded in a folder before you start to make the creation process easier.
  • Storyboard your project!  


Common Core State Standards





AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner


Media Sharing
  • 2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess
  • 3.3.4 - Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context
  • 4.1.8 - Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning
Content Collaboration
  • 1.3.4 - Contribute to the exchange of ideas within a learning community
  • 3.1.2 - Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners
  • 3.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess


ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards 



Primary Sources Example

Mixbook was used to create a book about downtown Denver, circa 1908, by combining primary source photographs with various layouts, backgrounds and stickers that are available within the program.  The book's viewability settings are set to allow anyone to view it online, but you may also limit viewing to only those who are invited.





Getting Started

How to Use Mixbook.com


TPS Tuesday Archived Recording

TPS Tuesday, the monthly webinar offered by the Teaching with Primary Sources Technology Committee, featured Mixbook presented by Linda Muller at The California University of Pennsylvania.

Watch the full archived recording here: http://tpscolorado.adobeconnect.com/p5wq4l0ixyc/



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