Write About This

Technology Training - September 22, 2015

Write About This App

Write About This is a visual writing prompt & creation platform perfect for the classroom! With endless ways to respond and the ability to craft custom photo prompts, it will kick-start any writing activity!


Students can also record their voice reading a prompt or reading their response!

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Write About This - Free

You DO NOT want this version for a classroom setting. This version will only allow you to have one profile on the app. With grade levels sharing the app, you will end up with more than one profile on each iPad.


If you are interested in this app after today, the paid version is $3.99. In order to get this on all of your iPads for your grade level, you will need to put in a request through Ruth. They are now requesting that you write who the app is made by. The answer is...RSA Group, LLC.

STEPS FOR SUCCESS:

Email Set Up:

In order for your students to turn in their writing to you, it is a great idea for them to be able to send it through email.


Yes, you can send it by Airdrop...however, your photo library can get full very quickly.


* Create a gmail account for your grade level.


* Once you have established a gmail account for your grade level, set this email account up on each iPad on your cart.


**** Students will not RECEIVE email on this. It will just allow them to send email.

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Profile Set Up:

Each student that uses this app will need to have a profile. This profile will remain on the particular iPad that the student is working with. For example, six different students use iPad #1 in 4th grade, so there are six profiles.


Please see pics below to help set up profile. Students can do this easily. For younger students, you might have to help them with the email address.

Let's Look at Options from Home Page:

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SEARCH...

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CATEGORIES:

Each category has 10+ pictures with prompts that students can write about.
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RANDOM:

These are fun and very random! You never know what you will get!
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CREATE A PROMPT:

Students can create their own prompt and take a picture! Once a prompt is created, it is stored in the categories section under custom.
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QUICK WRITE:

I love this one! Students can take a picture of anything and write about it! Think of the possibilities...math, science, social studies, reading responses, etc. The possibilities are ENDLESS!
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MY WRITE ABOUTS:

This is all of the write abouts on this app that every person has created. It will show you the picture, give the date and name of who created it. You have the ability to filter by author if you are looking for one particular writer.
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SETTINGS:

Click on the little tool icon on the bottom left. It will ask you to swipe right to see the settings.


You can adjust your settings to your liking.


Some tips:

* If you want the students to send emails to you, you need to make sure that the "share by email" is checked. Also...DO NOT put a default email in the settings. Do this by profile setup only. Since these are shared iPads, one teacher would end up getting ALL of the writing.


* You can change the prompt level to fit your students. This is differentiation at its best. Just remember that since your sharing iPads, other teachers may need to change the setting back to a different level.


* I would NOT check Quick Delete. This allows students to delete things.


* If spell check is on, it autocorrects the spelling. If you are wanting to grade for spelling/grammar, you may want to take this off.

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Information icon - i:

If you would like more information about this app, click the i on the bottom left of this page.
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Frequently Asked Questions - ?:

If you have any questions, click on the ? and it may answer your question!
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THANK YOU!! Enjoy and GET TO WRITING! :)