K-2 Reading and Writing




Apple App

Write Reader is a multimedia writing platform for elementary school teachers and students. The appeal of WriteReader is found in the collaboration between students and teachers. Students can create multimedia books that teachers log into to correct. Each page of a book has a space for students to write in and a space for teachers to write in. Teachers use the space on the page to correct spelling errors and or make editing suggestions. Students can also record their voice in the app.

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ChatterpixKids App (Free)

iPad/iPhone App Only

ChatterPix Kids is a photo-editing app that allows students to make photographs talk. A video on the main screen explains how to get started, though the app is so straightforward and clear it isn't really needed. It features two sections: Take Photo (where you create the talking pictures) and Gallery (where work is stored). To get started students take a photo or choose one from the camera roll. A prompt asks students to draw a line on the photo for the mouth and record a 30-second recording. Students then see a countdown and once they're finished can choose to re-record or preview. On the next screen, students can then embellish photos with stickers, text, and so on. Completed projects can be exported to the camera roll, deleted, or saved in the gallery where they can also be revisited and re-edited.

Google Doc

What about the voice typing feature in a Google Doc?


Using Voice Typing in a Google Doc

Create in a Google Doc and then upload it to FlipSnack


FlipSnack Edu is the teacher version of FlipSnack's online publishing platform, which allows users to make a "flippable" virtual book. You can create a virtual classroom to share flipbooks with your students on any subject. Students can create books by uploading JPG or PDF files that they've already created with other software, or they can create a book from scratch, adding images, text, and multimedia to create an interactive book. Teachers can monitor and edit all student flipbooks. Students log in to the classroom with a custom URL; settings can be altered to let them share flipbooks with each other or only allow a teacher to view them. Teachers can also choose to manually publish certain flipbooks.



Easily Capture Student Learning in Any Form
∙ Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links or PDFs to show what they know and store evidence in their digital portfolio. You can also import from 100s of other apps.
∙ When students add to Seesaw, content is uploaded, organized by student, and accessible from any device.
∙ Teachers can browse work from the entire class or for a single student. Optionally, use folders to organize work by subject area project, or assessment standard.
∙ Teachers can flag items in the digital portfolio for follow up or to review at parent-teacher conferences.


Other interactive tools to disguise reading and writing:


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