Apps to Support Writing


Climbing the ladder to Bloom's Taxonomy - Writing




Naea Site:  http://www.arteducators.org/learning/blooms-taxonomy

  How do you find quality apps?

Kathy Schrock Bloomin Apps http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html
How to find good educational apps that have been evaluated by educators – http://www.graphite.org/

    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
 
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
      Build Content Knowledge
 BrainPopwww.brainpop.com

 netTrekker – www.nettrekker.com

  
     Organization – Mind mapping - Brainstorming
Inspiration/Kidspiration
PC/Mac/iPad
Templates:  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0Sc9yjrWb1DeTJ0RUJWSEQ2Wjg&usp=sharing
Brainstorming Visually - grades 6 thru 12
http://www.inspiration.com/sites/default/files/filemanager/file/Brainstorming%20Visually.pdf
Mind Maps - tapping prior knowledge and Developing Ideas
http://www.inspiration.com/sites/default/files/filemanager/file/Mind%20Maps-Tapping%20Knowledge.pdf
Additional Inspiration Lesson Plans:
http://www.inspiration.com/lessonplans/inspiration
ReadWriteThink.org:
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.

iPad
Toontastic:
Lesson Plan 1: Pre-writing with Toontastic

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

Additional Toontastic Lesson Plans:

Story Creator





Web-Based
Voki www.voki.com

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