Bookform facilitates 21st century learning skills:
Publishing a book generates an interest in literacy, communication and story. Students use the latest in Internet Communication Technology (ICT), to lead intergenerational communication and create a beautiful keepsake for their family to cherish for many generations.
Students can create community projects using the collaboration and Voice-to-text technology. All books can be shared online or printed, for use as promotional material on your school’s initiatives, or as a new revenue stream.
Questions are just prompts to stimulate thoughts and memories, skip unnecessary questions or rename the chapter to write about another topic. Cloud computing: accessible anywhere, anytime, nothing to download, automatically saves on any device connected to Wi-Fi.
Compatible with Chrome or Firefox ONLY, download one of these free web browsers to use this functionality. Integrated Google voice-to-text technology records a voice and instantly transcribes the spoken words into text. All text can be edited and rearranged in your book (voice recordings are kept and can be listened to any time).
Invite family and friends to contribute stories and photos to fill your book, ideal for families dispersed around the country or world. Invited parties receive a unique URL link to sign in and write their story (in any language), add photos, then submit. Contributions automatically appear in your book, for easy editing or rearranging before you share or print.
Share your digital book on any platform; Facebook, websites, email, Blog. Readers see the latest version, instantly updated as you create your book.
Download the PDF file as many times as you like and print on your home printer. A Postscript link for professional printers, so there is no need to send a huge file. Receive an instant quote to print your book to your individual specifications.
Nikita with her Family Recipe Book
Nikita invited her family and friends to contribute their favourite recipes with stories to her bespoke Family Recipe book and then gave the printed book to everyone for Christmas.
Students interviewed residents at Bupa Health Care as a Community Activity and helped them start their Family books.
Bookform helped me create a memoir within hours
I’ve been working on many books for many years and always struggled with formatting my ideas in a legible way. Using the Bookform memoir template has helped me format my stories and ideas logically and create a book product within hours. I look forward to adding more into the templates and seeing my book grow.
Kim with her Family Book
Kim interviewed her family and gave the printed book to her grandparents for their wedding anniversary.
Using the Voice-to-text function
Eva Engel and Maurice Linker tried the new voice-to-text feature and it worked, even with their accents.
The template questions helped me ‘interview’ my mother
My parents are ageing and I wanted to start collecting some of their stories and information before it was too late. I started with the Bookform memoir template and just added their stories as they told them to me. The template questions helped me ‘interview’ my mother to stimulate long forgotten memories. We also used some of the Bookform memory exercises and they really did help with recalling information from decades ago.
The Bookform memoir template helped start the process
I’ve been wanting to document my family’s history and migration to Australia for many years, but it always seemed too time-consuming and I didn’t know the best way to start. The Bookform memoir template helped start the process, but it also gave me the flexibility to move chapters and stories around as my book developed.