Students and Teachers Create Their Own Print-On-Demand Books

Educators and students from K-12 schools can author their own books with Our Book, Write it Loud!, a new program developed by Education World, a leading Internet resource center for K-12 educators, and iUniverse.com, an e-publisher that offers print-on-demand books. The program lets teachers and schools publish student-written books to help motivate kids and teach writing skills, promote school-community pride and give participants in these activities hands-on experience with new technology.

The technologies for self-publishing not only allow schools to embrace writing and reading, but can also be used in other ways. For instance, a book can be used as a school fundraiser. Students in any grade can submit paragraphs or short essays about a compelling subject. Selected writings can be merged into a final manuscript comprised of one chapter for each grade or class. It can then be published as a 6” x 9” perfect-bound book. Each book has a professionally-designed, full-color cover that bears the book’s title, the year of publication and the school’s name. Education World, Princeton, NJ, www.educationworld.com.

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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