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Foldpass - Creative Haiku Writing Game. 25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process. Sentopiary. Breathing Anchor Charts. I finally had a chance to try an idea this summer during our literacy summer school and wanted to quickly share before the new year.

Breathing Anchor Charts

We use anchor charts all the time – math, reading, writing, etc… Like everyone else, anchor charts are great because we build them together as a class and it anchors important concepts or strategies on a chart for students to use as a resource. However, as much as I wish and hope my kids are using the charts, they’re really not taking advantage of them. Honestly, I sometimes feel like my anchor charts are tacky wallpaper to them. So I’m always asking myself, how can the iPads help do something great that we couldn’t do without them? I thought it would increase the value of anchor charts if they “came alive” and became breathing anchor charts. Gradually, every student wants their work or their face embedded on the charts.

Tip: I have a roll of stickers and they place a sticker on the chart to create the “trigger image”. Like this: Like Loading... Related. Blog Entry. Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads.

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Whether you are in a second grade classroom with two iPads, or a library with five devices you can create stations for students of all ages. Here are a some of my favorite apps for creating stations in your classroom – add your favorites to the comments section! News-O-Matic (reading and listening with extra activities) 7 Little Words (word games) Quizzitive (vocabulary game) KidEWords (word games) Storyline Online (read aloud videos) DK Readers (read along books) SpellMania (word games) World’s Worst Pet (vocabulary games) Synopsis (flashcards with games) Vocabulary and SpellingCity (word games) Avokiddo ABC (alphabet games) - Class Tech Tips: 11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations! 0 Comments December 4, 2014 By: Monica Burns Nov 30 Written by: 11/30/2014 5:33 PM ShareThis Many teachers ask me what to do with just a handful of iPads.

- Class Tech Tips: 11 iPad Literacy Apps for Stations!

Here are a some of my favorite apps for creating stations in your classroom – add your favorites to the comments section! Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories. In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get started.

Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories

I held a lot of brainstorming sessions with those students. Today, there are lots of apps that can help students generate creative story ideas. Here are five worth taking a look at. Things to Think About is a free iPad app that offers 100 writing prompts created by students for students. The prompts were created by 2nd through 5th grade students in Jackson County, Michigan. Write About This is an iPad app (free and paid versions available) containing visual, text, voice writing prompts for students. Shake-a-Phrase is a fun iPad app (currently priced at $1.99) for elementary school and middle school students to use to start stories and practice recognizing parts of speech.

Brainstormer is an iPad app (current price $1.99) that started out as a website in 2009. 11 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading. iAnnotate’s intuitive interface and customizable set of features make it the "go-to app" for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more.

11 iPad Apps That Promote Close-Reading

Read on to learn about the great capabilities of iAnnotate: ANNOTATE: Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, and date stamp tools. Copy and paste annotations, even from one document to another. CUSTOMIZE: Drag and drop the exact tools you need to create custom toolbars for your specific workflow. Switch between toolbars with a swipe, or open the Toolbar Drawer to edit your toolbars.

SCROLL: iAnnotate allows fast, continuous vertical scroll through an entire document. SEARCH: Use keywords to search the full text or filenames of every document downloaded to your Library, or limit your search to unread, annotated, or favorited documents to refine your results.