#BookSnaps Here, #BookSnaps There, #BookSnaps EVERYWHERE!

January 21, 2017

Got #BookSnaps running out your ears? I do! 

#BookSnaps are spreading across the nation, which makes my heart happy! From 5-year-olds to 80+year-olds, #BookSnaps are providing readers with an outlet to express their connections to text with a digital visual representation. You might ask, “Why would anyone want to create #BookSnaps?” It might be because neuroscience indicates an increase in memory recall when one can make meaning of the text and connect it to an image, or visualize. To take it a step further, when one can recreate that visualization digitally the chance of this information lodging in the long-term memory is increased yet again.

All of that to say this, creating them can be quite addicting, and it doesn’t take long to accumulate various images. Now that #BookSnaps are running out of our ears, how might we create a meaningful curation of our masterpieces or Snapsterpieces? Fear not! 

Here are a few possible suggestions for displaying your gems aka the 21st Century Book Report!

#BookSnaps Gallery with Padlet.com

Padlet.com is FREE and user-friendly. It makes creating a #BookSnaps gallery super easy by allowing one to drag and drop images. Personally, this might be my favorite curation yet, because you can click the image to enlarge it and allow you to read the annotation. 

Another fascinating feature of Padlet.com is the fact that it has collaborative settings. For a class using #BookSnaps for a particular chapter or novel, the students can upload their pictures to the same Padlet and see each other’s visual interpretations of the same content. 

Non-Fiction PD Book Study

Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank by Rick Jetter & Rebecca Coda

*Click Image below to open the Padlet. Scroll left, right, up and down. Click individual images to enlarge.



Fiction Middle Grades Novel

The Isolate /n./ by Rick Jetter

*Click Image below to open the Padlet. Scroll left, right, up and down. Click individual images to enlarge.



#BookSnaps Video Report

The below video is made with the Animoto App and saved on YouTube. Animoto  is a user-friendly FREE app used to produce dazzling videos that are sure to capture the viewers’ attention!  Check out Mr. Easton’s #BookSnaps Video Report!

High School Sci-Fi Choice Novel #BookSnaps Report

by Andrew Easton’s Class in Nebraska


I’ve seen others use:

• Tumblr.com

• Google Slides

• Book Creator App

In what ways are you organizing your #BookSnaps?

Comment below and share your EDU-Awesomeness! 

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  • Tziri Lamm February 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Just started #BookSnaps today! Students are using them to annotate Slaughterhouse Five and loving what I’m seeing so far. We’re uploading them to a shared Google Slides presentation so we can keep track of each other’s work. Can’t wait to see how it evolves for us!

    • Tara M Martin February 18, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Tziri, this sounds incredible. I can’t wait to see them! Thank you for sharing #BookSnaps with your students!

  • Andrew D Easton February 8, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Excited to have my students submit their booksnap annotations padlet pages today via Seesaw. I’ll share them over when I’m done. Great idea Tara!

    • Tara M Martin February 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Can’t wait to see them! Exciting.