Become a Published Author or Researcher (Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students, Teacher)
Teachers or students use the FamilyBookform book-creating dashboard to create automatically formatted published books. 3 min explainer video.
Follow template pages and question prompts to speak into the page or interview others using speech-to-text, in any language.
Teachers automatically collect students’ content to create collaborative class books, or students interview their family or community to create original books of value.
Biography: 5 min TV video.
Instead of using blank Word/Docs pages, use our dynamic pages to easily create published books to share, gift, sell for fundraising.
Lesson plans and online training are available.
We’re a Google for Education and AWS (Amazon) Partner, comply with all privacy and data storage requirements, available on any device connected to WiFi.
A teacher signs up free to create a free collaborative class book.
Thereafter it is $10 per book-creating licence. A book-creating licence includes:
- online dashboard with explainer videos, template pages & question prompts,
- speech-to-text, most languages,
- invite contributors to submit content directly into your book,
- all content is automatically formatted into a digital book to share online, download audio files & PDF to print on demand.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Family Bookform
Live Event - By Request
$10 for the FamilyBookform book-creating licence, creates 1 digital book and includes:
Online dashboard with template page, question prompts, and instructions,
Speech-to-text, many languages,
Collaboration with invited others,
All content is automatically collated into digital books, online for 1 year,
Books are private until shared and owned by the creator,
Download audio files and PDF to print on demand.
FamilyBookform doesn’t deliver any content, it’s an online dashboard for anyone to collect text and art into automatically formatted books we publish. The process of collecting content is educational and generates oxytocin to strengthen relationships, motivate learning, and develop Social-Emotional skills.
Teachers collect students’ content into collaborative class books, or
Grade 7+ students interview others and create their own published books of value.
Instead of buying a Microsoft or Google subscription, buy book-creating licences at $10 each and each licence includes: 3 min explainer video.
A teacher signs up free on the Familybookform.com website to access 1 free demo book, to create a free collaborative class book.
Thereafter it’s $10 per book licence, as per above. Pay online with credit card.
ENLS5-A - Students express a point of view in relation to the content or presentation of visual texts, media or multimedia ● ENLS7-A - Students develop a point of view in relation to an argument or issue presented in a text ● ENLS-10B - Students explore the effects of different language forms, features and structures for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts, explore the ways in which language forms, features and structures can be used to position the reader ● ENLS13-C - Students appreciate that their own experience shapes responses to texts, identify persuasive language used in texts, use persuasive language to present an opinion or point of view, identify how different texts treat the same subject matter, compare, discuss and justify different interpretations of texts ● ENLS-15D - Students recognise that texts can represent individual or shared views, identify and explain different points of view presented in a range of texts, compose texts to reflect a personal belief or point of view ● ENLS6-11 - Students recognise that there may be more than one point of view on a particular topic, theme or event, identify the language forms and features that indicate point of view, values and attitudes in texts, recognise emotional language in texts and consider the influence of emotional language on the audience, identify points of view, values and attitudes in a range of texts, compose texts from different points of view, compare texts presenting different views on the same topic ● ENLS-11B - Students select and use a range of technology and strategies to create visual and multimedia texts for particular purposes, contexts and audiences, explore ways to present information using appropriate technology and strategies ● Use technology as a tool to collect primary source information and publish a digital book.
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Writing and Representing
Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Living World
HSIE » History » World History: Ancient, Medieval and Modern (Stage 4 - Year 7 and 8)
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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
You need a device with a Chrome browser and internet access.
We deliver personalised lessons to teachers and students on how to use the FamilyBookform technology to easily follow prompts, input content into the dashboard, and create automatically formatted books we publish.
We share our screen through Zoom and you can follow along.
Any questions: [email protected]
Carey Furze, FamilyBookform Founder
Former English teacher, Edtech founder, and entrepreneur. NESA accredited teacher and student training to use technology as a tool to create published books of value.
Optional Further Learning
Every student a published qualitative researcher
New Edutech scaffolds & documents student’s qualitative research into published books, developing 21st century skills and transformational learning, funded by communities.
The FamilyBookform dashboard empowers Students to speak into the page, interview others & collaborate, using question prompts, speech-to-text in any language, and all content is automatically formatted into digital books to share online, print on demand & sell.
FamilyBookform enhances existing writing assignments with STEAM pedagogy and Universal Design Learning frameworks to personalize & differentiate how, what & why students write. Ensuring local curriculum objectives and global ISTE standards are achieved.
The ‘Communication for Connection’ activities generate oxytocin for feelings of trust, security & developing resilience. Students’ content enriches lessons & develops the 4Cs of Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, plus Social Emotional Intelligence.
Qualitative research involves collecting and analyzing non-numerical data e.g., text, images, or audio, to understand concepts, opinions, or experiences. It can be used to gather in-depth insights into a problem or generate new ideas for research.
Similar to STEM, Entrepreneurial or business units where students research, identify & analyze a problem, then engineer a solution that can be monetized & delivered at scale, the FamilyBookform technology enables every student to go into their community and generate original qualitative research – there are many businesses, grants and government funding that pay for this valuable data.
Example: Students create valuable qualitative research on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected their communities. Teachers said, “the students were much more conscientious with their writing, because they knew their primary-source information would be valuable historical data for future generations, they felt very responsible to do a good job.”
Students have been visiting elders in their communities for years, for socializing or giving singing & dancing performances. We know how beneficial these intergenerational visits are for everyone’s emotional & physical health. Now, using the FamilyBookform technology, students can capture those interactions and document them into published Memoirs or oral history books, and sell to those communities. Technology enhances those original activities from ‘nice to those people at that time & place’, into polished books that can be celebrated by many, now and into the future.
Students offer this Memoir service to various communities; palliative care, disabled people, immigrants, and minority groups – giving voice to previously unheard peoples, perspectives & experiences. Interviews can even be done online, helpful in the current pandemic environment.
Gamification and STEAM writing:
STEM education is the integration of scientific methods & pedagogy, in which students investigate and engineer solutions to problems, and construct evidence-based explanations of real-world phenomena. ‘A’ for Arts or humanities adds creativity & a human-relevant lens when investigating problems & solutions.
The FamilyBookform dashboard guides students to investigate, collect primary-source content and critically analyze that content to identify problems, solutions and create new knowledge of value for authentic audiences.
Writing technology hasn’t changed very much over the years, it’s still students typing onto a blank page or templates teachers create. Teachers spend a lot of time getting students to be interested in reading & writing, suggesting topics to write about, text books to analyze, or maybe videos to watch & write a report or research paper.
Students never need any help when playing online games do they? All the instructions are in the dashboard & they’re interested because it’s fun. That’s what our dashboard does, it guides students to collect personal content and that agency & personalization generates an interest in learning & writing.
Plus, families really want the end book product, because it’s personal & precious, so the whole family & community are motivating students to do a good job and finish – and they buy the books.
Education at scale – Micro-credentials:
Education is changing from mass delivery of content & exams to personalized learning and proof of that learning in micro-credentials, portfolios & experience. Although technology is a great way to deliver content at scale, it does not guarantee that students engage, understand or complete the work. “In fact, research shows that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have high dropout rates & questionable quality.”
What skills are important for the future anyway? Communication has been identified as the single biggest contributing factor to a person’s health, wealth and success in relationships, career & life. Big companies and recruitment agencies are listing ‘Communication skills’ (soft skills) as more important now than technical skills or degrees. “It doesn’t matter how clever candidates are or where they went to school, if they can’t articulate their knowledge & ideas, collaborate with others, or mitigate conflict with empathy & EQ, then they have very limited value.”
Research on increasing youth mental ill-health & societies fracturing into extremism (see ‘Generation Me’ by Jean Twenge and ‘The Lonely Century’ by Noreena Hertz), the village is no longer raising the child. We are living a lot of our daily hours inside our heads and not physically & mentally out in the ‘real’ world.
‘Communication for connection’ projects that scaffold not just young people, but their parents, extended families and the community at large are an efficient, scalable solution to building vital relationships, communication skills, empathy and authentic worldviews.
We’re a Google for Education Partner, integrated into the Classroom platform, available on Chromebooks & any device connected to WiFi. Comply with all student privacy & data storage requirements. Opportunities to advocate for incentives & present case studies & new research globally. Case studies, lesson plans, explainer videos are on the website.
Currently the digital content is collated into books, but soon there will be options to create authentic avatars, so in Virtual Reality (VR) we’ll be able to engage with anyone – forever.
More information: https://familybookform.com/
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Carey Furze
Email: [email protected]
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