Book Brush is a website that makes creating graphics easy for Authors and Bloggers alike. You can put together a fun and creative image in a matter of minutes by using this site. Easy for anyone to use to create a design that fits your needs.
Create a book cover. Design a creative image. Create a video to showcase your book. The ideas are endless.
As a blogger, I found this site to be easy to log-in to and choose which kind of design I wanted to create. By choosing the Custom Creator, I was able to design a quick image that I could use on my site. I was able to choose a background image, add font of my choosing and a quote quickly. Then save it to upload to my blog for this review.
I’ve used other sites similar to Book Brush for this and found that this website is very similar to those for creating basic images. However, what other sites don’t offer are book designs that you can use from to create your own covers. You can design a cover of your own, then upload that cover and book to your image or video to use to promote that special work. Another fun aspect is that you can make 3D images as well.
You have several options to use for your video as well. I wasn’t as great at creating the video content but it seemed fun and there was lots of content to choose from for creating something. Perhaps you will have better luck.
There are two plans to choose from to join Book Brush:
Plan One is a free limited account that will allow you to do basic things. You can create 3 images a month. Your 3D options will be limited but available and there are tons of background images you can choose from as well.
Plan Two costs $8 a month and allows you to create unlimited images, gives you access to all 3D content and allows you to create 5 Free videos a month.
You will love all the wonderful things this website allows you to create! Go wild! And enjoy!
For this review, we were given access to CrossWired Science and the Sound, and Fluid Dynamics projects of their program. This review was a bit different as the program is not completely developed yet, though they hope to have it all ready for use by families like ours very soon. Overall, our experience with this company has been wonderful and we look forward to watching them develop and grow as they continue to create content and programming on their website.
CrossWired Science is Biblical based science that integrates subtopics into deeper topics, crosswiring them across the program to link from one to another and create a program that all ages can use to learn while providing a solid Biblical foundation as you learn. The program will cover lessons that go from Pre-kindergarten level to Chemistry leveled courses for your students to gain knowledge and have fun while they do so. The program also hopes to keep a low fee so that the projects are affordable for those who use it. They are still in the planning process and working out the kinks but overall they have high expectations that seem to be workable.
Above is a picture of the CrossWired Science dashboard. On it you can see bold lettering that links to various aspects of the page. Under the General Info tab, there are many questions answered. They speak about the Biblical relation of the program. They speak about the ages 4-adult that can gain knowledge and enjoyment of the site. They suggest doing Parent-Kid quiz teams, which helps the parent gain knowledge while teaching the child and creates a fun way to bond while learning science together. You will find a wealth of information here that helps solidify your choice to purchase the program. All wonderful stuff.
The next tab is Ed Whys? This is the About section of the program: why CrossWired is what it is. Why they chose to create this program. How it developed. And so much more. It’s a good read to find all the ins and outs behind the program’s beliefs and creation.
Then we move into the good stuff: Curriculum. Curriculum is currently broken down in to two levels: First Timers and Second Timers. They look a lot alike but each of the levels provides different lessons to help you learn deeper information about the project you’re working on.
Once you choose a project: at this time, either Sound or Fluid Dynamics, you will be taken to the next page that has a huge selection of choices to learn from. We started with the first lesson but you could skip around and learn from the one that grabs your student’s attention best. All of the lessons are fun and informative.
The lessons feature different things but most have a video available to watch, feature a worksheet download that is related to the lesson being covered, and you will find directions and info related to how to use the program as well. Worksheets are generally simple, black and white text in question answer form and line drawings. These can be colored by the student for extra fun.
Beneath the lesson video, you will find quizzes about the lessons details just covered through the video provided. These are simple and easily answered by the student. Once you complete this, you can submit for results and then you can move on to the next lesson.
On the Student tab, you will find results of the quizzes, info on completed lessons and your student can pick up where they left off there. The parent tab is a little more in depth with the ability to manage students as the program is able to accommodate multiple students for lessons. You can see student progress in this section, view quiz results, find teacher resources, view calendars, find worksheets, and general and unit links that go along with the program as well.
The CrossWired Science program is a wonderful curriculum that can be used as a full science program or as a supplement to your regular program as you choose. As more is developed, this program is only bound to become better and better, creating a wonderful experience for any student to learn through. We look forward to using this program more in our future lessons as well.
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