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Faster than a Lapbook, More Fun than a Book Report!

Faster than a Lapbook, More Fun than a Book Report!

What’s faster than a lapbook, more fun than a book report, makes for super review and teaches computer skills while documenting learning? Digital Scrapbooking!

We had fun making this Ben Franklin page this morning.  More and more of our school time is watching documentaries then scrapbooking. Boys love it.

The papers and most the images are from  Energy and Electricity Digital Scrapbook Kit ($2.50). Its a high resolutionkit for printing.

You can get lower resolution images using Google image search. They don’t look great when printing but great for online projects.

Scrapbooking to Learn Steps

  1. We read a book or watch a documentary on the topic
  2. We watch a few Youtube videos.
  3. Brainstormed a list of facts to record.
  4. Let children browse your scrapbook stash. If you don’t have one hundreds of kits are online free.
  5. Find images online with Google image search.
  6. Chose a template. Templates save hours? I have a huge template stash and use them over and over. Search free scrapbook template at Google to get your stash started.)
  7. We created the scrapbook page together (my boys are learning Photoshop as we work).

Want to Try?

  1. Download free 30 day trial Photoshop Elements 10.
  2. Download free kit.
  3. Download free templates here and/or here.
  4. Watch tutorial videos here or
  5. Take a Digital Scrapbook class with your students. (fastest and best way to learn!)

More Samples

Not only is a  biography like this is  fun to make and share but the student is also learning design and layout that can be valuable in several areas in the work force or home business!

See More About Digital Scrapbooking to Learn Here

See Digital Scrapbook Kits Here



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  1. You have probably answered this question before, but I’m just browsing through this and I have to wonder… What do you do with them after you create a digital page? Do you save them in files on your computer? Do you print them? If so, where do you print them? Shutterfly? How expensive are we talking to have it printed? I’m thinking that printing them on my regular printer would be difficult and would use a ton of ink. I have only noticed 12 x 12 templates. Do you have any 8 1/2 x 11?

    I think it’s a neat idea. I just want to know what I’m getting myself into. 🙂

  2. what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

  3. Leslie

    I look forward to hear the answers to your questions!

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