Today’s high temperature here in Woodstock, Maine is a crisp 4F. This is the perfect type of day to review a couple of winter-themed apps for pre-K students. Sago Mini Forest Flyer is a cute iPad app for toddlers. The app may be best described as a mini choose-your-own adventure story. Children drag the flying […]
Home KG is a free iPad designed to help children learn to write all of the letters of the alphabet, numbers one through nine, and ten basic shapes. Children trace the letters (both uppercase and lowercase), numbers, and shapes. Children can save their work in the app. The app has a couple of sound options […]
The more time I spend with my iPad the more I am impressed by the possibilities it offers for enhanced storytelling from both a production and from a consumption standpoint. Dino Store is an example of iPads being great tools for enhancing a student’s reading experience. Dino Store is a twenty-three page story about a […]
Draw Along With Stella and Sam is a fun app for kids of preschool and Kindergarten age. The app provides children with ten objects that they can color by using the drawing tools in the app. The drawing tools include three brush stroke sizes, twelve colors, and nine virtual stamps to apply to each drawing. […]
Moody Monster Manor is a free iPad app that is designed to help children learn to recognize emotions. Moody Monster Manor features twenty cartoon monsters that represent emotions that children commonly experience. Some of the Moody Monsters that children will meet in the manor include Ecstatic Ed, Worried Wanda, Sad Sal, and Sorry Simon. Children […]
Studio Pango produces a bunch of iPad apps that children (pre-K through grade 2) are sure to love. Some of the apps are free and some of the apps require purchase. To get a sense of what the paid apps offer, try the free apps first. This morning I tried two of the free apps. […]
TinyTap is a free iPad app that allows you to create simple games based on pictures that you take. The purpose of the games you build is to help young students (pre-K through grade 4) practice identifying objects and patterns. To create a game on TinyTap you upload pictures or take new pictures and arrange […]
DMD Topic is a neat iPad app for quickly creating short videos. To create a video you simply take a picture or import a picture from your iPad’s camera...
Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to...