Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Apps for Writing Encouragement

At ISTE in June, I focused on how to encourage students in writing with digital storytelling.  Here are two apps I plan to use with 2nd graders:
30hands Mobile is a free app that allows teachers and students to write about and record impressions from photos.

The other is Write About This Free, which also uses photos to jumpstart writing.  We can use a photo with accompanying sentence stem to write about, or take our own photo and start from scratch.  The sentence stems can also be read aloud to the students.And the prompts can be differentiated!

I can't wait to use these.

Now I just need more iPads!  And kids!

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