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Write About This on the App Store

Write About This on the App Store
Description Write About This is a visual writing prompt & creation platform perfect for classrooms and families! With endless ways to respond and the ability to craft custom photo prompts, it will kick-start any writing activity. 125 categorized images & 375 text+voice prompts included! “Versatile and easy to use for kids of many ages. The pictures are engaging and show diversity; the prompts get kids thinking critically and creatively.” -Common Sense Media “An excellent app to use for developing writing and fluency skills with students.” "My favorite is using the Write About This app because it is real data with their recorded voice and it would be a great artifact to have when speaking to parents at conferences as well as a wonderful component to digital portfolios." - appsolutelyapril.com (@AprilRequard, ADE) “Editor’s Choice!” Featured in “Best iPad Digital Storytelling Apps” on EducatorsTechnology.com “Making writing fun again... an ‘A’! "My SS love this app. “My students love it!

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