Thursday, April 24, 2014

Favorite Apps and Activities!

Here's a few FREE apps that we use a lot in class and some ideas of how you can incorporate them into your curriculum!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30hands-create-show-what-you/id605013231?mt=8
FREE!
 
This app allows you to create slides and add pictures.   You can narrate each slide and create a final presentation!
 
You can use this app to...
*Create a final research project
*Summarize a story
*Narrate a published story
*Literature Circle final projects
 
We used this app to record our research on Thanksgiving.  Here's an example!

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FREE!
 
This app is a favorite in our classroom!  This app lets you create and share a quick animated video called a Gami.
 
You can use this app to...
*Create a final research project
*Interview a friend (beginning of the year project)
*Summarize a story
*Discuss character traits
*Literature circle final project
 
We used this app at the beginning of the year as a getting to know you activity. Each student interviewed a friend.  Here's an example!
 
video
 
 
 
FREE!
 
This app was a huge hit when I introduced it to the class!  We laughed all day when we first used this app! You can take any photo, then draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. It makes your object or person talk!  So cute!
 
You can use this app to...
*Create story summaries
*Discuss character traits
*Create a final research project
*Object poems (make the object of your poem talk!)
*Literature circles final project
 
We used this app to summarize a familiar story.  Here's an example!
 
video
 
 
 
I hope this gave you some ideas for your classroom.  I have a few more ideas on how to incorporate the iPads and other apps into the classroom that I hope to share with you soon, so check back!