Monday, June 23, 2014

Apps to Support Writing

Climbing the ladder to Bloom's Taxonomy - Writing

Naea Site:

  How do you find quality apps?

Kathy Schrock Bloomin Apps
How to find good educational apps that have been evaluated by educators –

    Questions when evaluating apps for writing:
Does it have a story starter feature?
Does it walk the student through the writing process?
Can you add photos or drawings?
Can you add text?
Can you add voice recording?
Can you share or publish?
How do you see yourself using this in the classroom?

Resource List  
      Story Starters
 Scholastic Story Starters
      Build Content Knowledge

 netTrekker –

     Organization – Mind mapping - Brainstorming
Brainstorming Visually - grades 6 thru 12
Mind Maps - tapping prior knowledge and Developing Ideas
Additional Inspiration Lesson Plans:
Story Map:  interactive story planning tool
Story Cube Creator:  templates designed to break the writing process into six distinct parts. There are templates for writing biographies, mysteries, short stories, and a blank template that you can customize.

Lesson Plan 1: Pre-writing with Toontastic

Lesson Plan 2:  BrainPop Inspired Movies (Create using Toontastic)

Additional Toontastic Lesson Plans:

Story Creator


Facebook – Twitter
Blogs – Edmodo, Schoology, Edublogs
Upload to app website – Ex:  Toontastic Toontube

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