Students create artwork as if they were drawing on paper. Using fingers, or stamping preloaded pictures and backgrounds, students use their imagination and creativity to produce visuals that can accompany any well-told story. We used it to recreate scenes from a novel.
This free app scans QR codes. We created QR codes for poems we wrote in Writer’s Workshop, and then posted the QR codes around the school. Our fellow students scanned the codes with NeoReader to read our writing. We also created a QR code for our classroom blog, and students in other classes scan the code to get instant access to it.
Students review parts of speech by filling in blanks with verbs, nouns, and adjectives and create silly stories they love to read aloud. As one of my students said, “You don’t even know you’re learning because you’re having fun!”
My class is fascinated by this game! Players are given figures to divide into pieces using a pencil. As students play, they learn about proportion, and practice their problem solving skills and logical thinking.
Author's Notes:There are both free and paid versions of this app.