FlipSnack is an extremely simple way for you to take any PDF file and convert it into an interactive flipping book. The first step is go to www.flipsnack.com and login. Similar to many online programs, you are able to login with a Facebook, Twitter, or Google account. Creating a flipping book (not an animated flip book) is an easy three step process.
Step 1: Upload your file. With the free version you can upload three PDF into one file. Each PDF has a limit of fifteen pages in the free version.
Step 2: Customize the look. You can select from a variety of book styles and backgrounds. You can also disable some features if you would like, such as the sound of the page turning. One nice feature is the ability to display multiple PDFs on a bookshelf similar to iBooks.
Step 3: Publish the book. FlipSnack gives you a variety of ways to share your finished book: Facebook, Twitter, email, or embedding the book into another website. FlipSnack books are compatible with mobile devices such as iPads as well.
I don't see teachers converting all of their documents to FlipSnack books, but it may be useful to combine multiple PDFs into one location with the bookshelf feature. I could also see it as a unique way for students or classes to share projects, such as artwork.
To show a colleague how to put a FlipSnack book together, I made a short video to help. Feel free to view the video below if you are interested in creating a FlipSnack book. Also, as always, please feel free to leave a comment with a question or suggestion on how to use FlipSnack in your class.