Students and teachers creating eBooks should check out Book Writer. The ease and simplicity of the intuitive interface makes this app a truly powerful tool. Children can use Book Writer to publish stories that can be shared with their families and added to an ePortfolio. Teachers can create books that document school trips or publish a collection of their students’ work.
Straightforward and easy to use, Book Writer lets you create a book right within the app by adding pictures, text, audio recording and even music. You can export the book to iBooks for easy reading on your iPad or share it via email. Simple and fun to use, students will love being content creators on their iPads no matter what event they are documenting or story they are telling. Teachers will also find that this app lends itself to creating customized books to share with their students. Book Writer is a very impressive app!
Shadow Puppet is an amazing app that is perfect for students of all ages. Children can take still images and bring them to life with narration using this story telling tool. Shadow Puppet lets users zoom into pictures as they narrate a slideshow.
There are lots of ways to use this app in the classroom and Shadow Puppet features some great ideas on their Pinterest page and blog. Students can describe what they learned during a field trip using pictures they’ve taken with their mobile device, or document the steps they took during a science experiment with a combination of images and narration.
This app is a must have for teachers looking for a creative way to have their students tell a story or recount events from an important school event. Try including your Shadow Puppet creations in your students’ digital portfolio!
Working with more than one app in a lesson is a great way to push students with technology. There are combos for math I love to use, and here is another one to try out:
Have students create a visual model using virtual base ten blocks and take a screenshot of their work. Add the screenshot to a ScreenChomp creation and have students record themselves as they explain their thinking!
Check out my screencasting toolkit and math superstar lesson plan!
The Opposites is a wonderful cartoon app that helps children identify antonyms. With a combative brother and sister spouting off words, players need to identify pairs of opposite words. This free game has different levels that will challenge both elementary and middle school students.
Check out my Common Core aligned lesson plans for teaching with iPads!
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