Monday, November 14, 2011

Using pictures in fun way with BUBBLR and BOOKR!

Hello hello!

I am so excited today as I would like to share with you two websites which allow you to 'manipulate' pictures as much as you can. They are BOOKR and BUBBLR. Both are almost the same tool. The only different is BOOKR is like a book and BUBBLR is like a slide show. So, to save time (as they are almost the same) , I will share with you the website which I like more which is BOOKR! Okay, what is BOOKR? It is a websites which allow you to create your own photo album or book. And I LOVE photo album!(That is the main reason I favor this website more than the other one.:p)

Yes. It does look like Flickr logo, right?
Love the bubble!

Lets analyse the website together!


It is a tool which uses pictures from FLICKR (that is why the logo looks like FLICKR, I think) to create a picture books. You can make your own photo album with all the pictures from FLICKR. This tool is very interesting as it uses pictures and pictures are always fun!


The tool is suitable for the students who:
  • aged 10 years old and above (I think, those students who are younger than 10 years old might not have the skill in using internet and computers)
  • all levels of English- beginner, intermediate and expert level (it depends on how the teacher want them to use the tool)


  • Speaking activity
Teacher can ask students to do a photo book (BOOKR) or a photo slide show (BUBBLR) on interesting topic (eg: Things I hate). The students can do it at home or at school. Then, the teacher can ask them to present in class. This activity can improve their speaking and also can make the speaking activity more fun with the help of the pictures.

  • Writing activity
The tool also can be used as writing activity. Teacher can ask student to do a photo book (BOOKR) or a photo slide show (BUBBLR) on interesting topic. However, unlike speaking activity, teacher can ask the students to write short description for each photo. The teacher might want to give the minimum number of words to write so that the students will know exactly how much they should write

  • Homework
The teacher might ask students to do a photo book (BOOKR) or a photo slide show (BUBBLR) on interesting topic and to describe the picture with minimum words given. Then, the teacher can ask them to send their work via email. It is very simple and save lots of time.:-)

  • The tool enable personalised learning, where students can relate their life into their learning. 
  • It supports affective theory which point out the importance of motivation in learning. By increasing students' motivation towards learning, they can become become more engaged in learning.


  • It is very simple to use- even the primary school students can manage using it
  • It develops students' speaking and writing skills
  • It can motivate students to learn as it use pictures
  • It makes classroom learning more fun
  • It is FREE


  • The pictures used might not be appropriate for classroom learning. Therefore teacher should remind students not to used pictures that are inappropriate
  • As all the pictures are taken from FLICKR, sometimes the picture that we wanted is not available or very few choice


Step 1: Go to BOOKR

Step 2: Select the topic and write on the front of the photo 

Step 3: Select the picture for the photo book cover

Step 4: Turn to the next page by clicking edge of the photo 
            book and select the another picture

Step 5: You can write description under the picture

Step 6: When you had finished, publish the photo book by 
            clicking the button below it

Step 7: You can send the photo book via emails and can put 
            them into your blog too

*Note: For BUBBLR, go to The steps are same as above


All the pictures that you use in BOOKR and BUBBLR are from FLICKR. You are not stealing them as the pictures are not downloaded into your computer. They are taking directly from FLICKR. So, if the owner of the pictures delete their pictures which you used in either your BOOKR or BUBBLR, your pictures in both tools will not be available too.

Step 1: Write a tittle and author name
Step 2: Choose the picture for the cover
Select the picture for each page and
 write the description. then, click PUBLISH!
Pictures above are to give you a better picture on how to use BOOKR. It's simple, right? There is no way for me to miss using this cool tool. So, I tried to use it and here is how my photo book looks like. :-)

Mine is not so good as I did it in hurry. I am sure you all can do better than this. So, what are you waiting for? Go and try this tool for yourself. Enjoy!

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