Back to School: Create a class “All About Us” eBook


We all know how important it is for students to not just be seen and heard, but for them to feel connected.

Here’s a fun and simple way to have your students to share their interests, passions and ideas through the creation of a class ePub or eBook by combining Pages and GarageBand.

The attached resource is a Pages document you can use to create an anthology of student profiles through which they share their passions and interests; think the class book concept and amplify it.

The resource contains ready-made templates for students to use. Watch the video tutorials which explain the steps for putting together your All About Us class eBook.


Five fast variations of the same idea might include:

  • Create an anthology of poems (with soundscapes) - see the attached example
  • A class recipe book (procedural texts)
  • A digital gallery of student artwork (complete with immersive audio explanations or musical soundtracks)
  • A collaborative narrative (students each contribute a page in small groups)
  • A digital book about important people in science or history (with audio files as examples of primary evidence)

Did you know…?

If you’re using the Self Service app in JAMF, you can upload ePubs / eBooks for students to download?


Screenshot of ePubs shared through the Self Service app (JAMF).
Screenshot of ePubs shared through the Self Service app (JAMF).




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Posted on January 22, 2024

What a fantastic activity! Such a great idea for creating class comradery and bonding. Thanks for the additional collaborative class ideas. Great way to start school!

Posted on January 22, 2024

Thanks heaps, Cheryl.

Posted on January 31, 2024

Thank you! This is a great idea, and it is something I am looking forward to doing with my class to create an amazing class bond!

Posted on February 01, 2024

Let me know how it goes, Gabriel. Feel free to share one or two screenshots if you’re comfortable with that. Thanks for your kind feedback.

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