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Main Idea with Telestory

Launchpad - the company that created Telestory and Toontastic joined Google (how awesome!) and both apps are now free! Great news for us little ol’ edtechers.

3rd Graders are working on summarizing the main idea of a text. What better way to summarize a text than from SPACE? Or as a ROCKER IN A BAND? Or as a NEWS REPORTER?

Check these out and download the app here! Tips and ideas in the comment section???


App Dice – Give Options for Creation

This is from Ryan Read – an instructional technology teacher with a great idea to give choices to students when using technology – especially for our 1-1 environment.  Check out #appdice on Twitter or Pinterest.

Here is the link to his write up on how to create, use and implement App Dice with the SAMR model.

Check them out, they look like a great classroom idea.


Try this one below for Word Work.

app dice 1


Try this one after Read to Self time with Daily dice 2

ChatterPix Kids

These are hilarious!  Try the app Chatterpix Kids.  Take a picture of something, draw a line with your finger on the iPad where your photo will talk, and record yourself speaking for up to 30 seconds. Export to camera roll to share. That’s it!

Here’s an example of a first grader using the app during Daily 5. She is finding inferences.

Any ideas on how you would use with your class??

DIY Document Camera

If you don’t have a document camera and want to work through a few of those istep prep questions with your class, fear no more!

Grab a stack of books or in this case a Character Counts box – open your camera and connect to your whiteboard for a simple projection tool.

Just don’t take a picture of the test.


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