Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Write About This App

One of the apps we have been exploring recently is Write About This. The app is the brainchild of classroom teacher, Brad Wilson. He developed the app because the format was something he wanted for his students to help develop their creative writing skills but could never find.

The full version of the app contains 125 images and 375 text and voice prompts. Each prompt includes three different levels to meet the needs of a variety of students and the prompts align to Common Core Standards. Users can also create their own custom prompts with image and text support.

Students complete their writing assignments right in the app and can share their work in a variety of ways. We are currently using the free version of the app but are looking at purchasing the full version for our 1:1 iPad classroom

Student Examples:
In one of our 1:1 iPad English Language Learner classrooms, the teacher uses Write About This as a warm-up activity for writing. They have set up the app on each iPad to email writing projects directly to the teacher. This allows the teacher to review their work and determine specifically what each student needs to work on in class.

Write About This App of the Week

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