iPads and Writing
Integrating iPads with Writing in the
History of Technology in
the Classroom
WHY use an iPad for Writing?
Allows for the 4 C’s!
*Critical Thinking
Common Core Writing
Writing 1st GRADE
Text Types and Purposes
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about,
state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the
topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include
some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Production and Distribution of Writing
(W.1.4 begins in grade 3)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions
from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.6 With guidance and support from adults,
including in collaboration with peers.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on
a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather
information from provided sources to answer a question.
iPads and Writer’s Workshop
Scribble Press
What is Scribble Press?
Scribble Press is a
multimedia creativity
platform for creating,
sharing and publishing
Scribble Press
• Independent AND Collaborative
• Excitement (begging actually)
• Knowledge/Pride
• Creative and Critical Thinking
• Communicate (students, parents, teachers)
• Edit/Revise/Publish/ HAIKU
• Individual or Group (new) Accounts
Share and Email it!
Share with EVERYONE!
Ways I Use
 Center Rotations (Creating books the students are
interested in)
 Research Reports (Ocean Animals)
 Whole Class Books (OCEAN for Open House)
 Published pieces for Writer’s Workshop
What is Educreation?
Recordable interactive whiteboard that
captures your voice and handwriting to
produce amazing video lessons that you can
share online.
Students and colleagues can replay your
lessons in any web browser, or from within the
app on their iPads.
Ways I Use
 Assessments (Writing Sight Words, kids
record themselves as they write the words)
 Flipped Lessons (Phonics or Reading)
 Writing ANYTHING and recording their voice
or my voice while writing.
What is Tellagami?
Tellagami is a mobile app
that lets you create and
share a quick animated
message called a Gami.
Ways I Use
 Writing Projects-read or type it into the
app and the avatar reads it back.
 Read books into the app and it reads
it back.
 Presenting research
QR Codes
What is a QR Code?
QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response
Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix
barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first
designed for the automotive industry in Japan.
Now you will see them everywhere from a
McDonald’s Happy Meal to a box of nails.
The barcode is an optically machine-readable
label that is attached to an item and it records
information related to that item.
Ways I Use
I had fun with these…
 Centers/Rotations
 Scavenger Hunt
 Research Writing Response
 Open House “Welcome”
After our class Orange Hot Air Balloon field trip, we
did a week of “field trip fun zones”. I put QR codes
at rotations and the kids scanned them and then
wrote information about hot air balloons, then we
shared what we learned. They didn’t want to stop.
Hot Air Balloon
QR Code Centers
Create a Hot Air Balloon using only what’s in the bag. You
can research. Then when you are done write about what
you did.
Puppet Pals
What is Puppet Pals?
Puppet Pals is a digital puppet
theater complete with a large array
of characters and backgrounds.
This is another creative app that
can be used in your classroom in a
variety of ways in all curricular
Ways I Use
 Creative Writing-I had students write their
own fairy/folk tales and then record them.
 “Modern” Reader’s Theater
 Collaborating on stories together
 Present Information
What is Popplet?
A popplet is a big pinboard
that you can put popples
onto. It reminds me of a
graphic organizer.
Ways I Use
 Graphic Organizer
 Classify and Categorize
 Collaborate on a specific topic
iPads and Writing in the
How will you use them?
Now it’s time to play…..

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