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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snap It Up Saturday! Spread the Love

Hey friends...Just a quick post to stop in and share some love with all of my fantastic followers. It's been a lazy morning and I was doodling with my daughter and we made some fun little love bugs so I thought I would share! They are fine for commercial use and I hope you all enjoy them. Now I'm headed out the door into the COLD to go visit some family. I'll stop back in soon with a post about what all we've been up to in the classroom! Just click on the image below to Snap It Up!

Have a great weekend and try to stay warm!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom = Building Better Writers

Hello everyone!  It may have been awhile but I wanted to pop in today to show you a fun app that my daughter and I have been playing with during the break..

I am an avid educational technology lover! If it can be used in a classroom, I'm the first to buy it! I use all sorts of techie gear in my room..IWB, document camera, iPods, an iPad and whatever else I can get my hands on!

I have an iPad app called Puppet Pals. It is a wonderful storytelling app in which students can use puppets to tell a story and record it to play back as a video. I think it would great for my ESOL students! Writing is a very difficult task for my kiddies. I have some students that are unable to write more than a paragraph. However, when asked to verbally tell a story, they really shine!

This app is SO much fun! In class, I hope to have students use the app to tell a story. Once their story is told, they can then go back and listen to and write their own story! It's almost like dictation! I'll bet thatMy kids  willbeg to use it during writers workshop. It really helps with generating ideas and keeping a story organized.

As a special treat, here are some stories created by my little one.  If you are looking for a great addition to your toolbox, look no further!

Aren't they fun? The app is free and comes with a few characters but the downloadable content is fantastic! I hope you find the app as fun as I do!

Best wishes,

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