So what is a digital lapbook?  It is like a digital scrapbook, only with an educational twist.  We have put together templates to guide your child along as they fill out information about the topic of study.  Very much like a traditional lapbook.  Below is a very basic template for your Thanksgiving Memories.  Though basic now, you can easily let your child’s creative juices flow as they put together a unique page of their own.

Thanksgiving Memories   Example Thanksgiivng memories

Here you can see the blank template and the next picture is of the template filled out.  You can decorate and embellish the page even more as explained below.

Welcome to the technology advanced idea in lapbooking. Digital or Virtual lapbooking is very similar to digital scrapbooking, but with an educational twist.

First you will need to decide what program you are going to work with your lapbook in. The following are all compatible programs, and many more.

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Photoshop
  • Gimp
  • Paint.net
  • Paint

Open your program of choice. Then copy and paste or open the file in the program you have chosen.

Now, you can add text, if you are using Word, you will need to use insert, then the simple text box. Move it to where you want your text to be. The nice thing about virtual or digital lapbooks, is that you are able to easily erase mistakes.

You can add graphics and pictures easily also. You can change colors and font styles. You can purchase a digital scrapbook kit (many are even free) and add lots of fun and visually appealing elements to enhance your final page.

  • The benefits of virtual and digital lapbooks:
  • Your child gains experience on the computer
  • Your child learns about basic graphic design concepts
  • No or little glue and paper mess
  • Easier for many special needs students

Printing

You can have your pages printed by many companies, Snapfish, and many more. You can also print them at home, though they won’t be as professional.

We pray you have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your family.

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