iPads and Writing Integrating iPads with Writing in the Classroom History of Technology in the Classroom WHY use an iPad for Writing? Allows for the 4 C’s! *Creativity *Collaboration *Critical Thinking *Communication Common Core Writing Standards 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 stories. 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 Educreation 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. Tellagami 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. www.youtube.com/watch?v=knOfdBFuFtQ www.sciencetoymaker.org/HotAirBalloon/ pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/hotairballoon.html 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 areas. 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 Popplet 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 Classroom How will you use them? TASK Now it’s time to play…..