November 1, 2013
Vocaroo: Voice Recording
Character Scrapbook by Scholastic
This engaging online activity from Scholastic allows students to analyze a character in any book they have read and create a scrapbook that they can print and save.
On one page of their scrapbook, students can create an image of a character of their choice (including animals). On the other side scrapbook students will identify and list important character traits.
Blogging in NEISD
Appy Hour (Book Apps)
This app allows students to create a book on the iPad. There are a variety of templates students can choose from to get started. One great feature of this app is that it allows students to save their work to the bCloud to come back later for more editing. Finished books can then be shared or ordered to be printed. Your bookPress account can be accessed online as well at www.bookemon.com.
This is another great app that allows students to create a book on the iPad. This app offers book templates as well as backgrounds, characters, and objects for students to use to create a story. Students also have the option to write their text not only in text boxes, but in speech bubbles as well. A great feature of this app is that it allows students to make recordings on each page if they are unable to write.
StoryBuddy 2 is a friendly book creation app especially for the younger students. Students can draw right on the pages to bring their story to life. This app also offers voice recording to each page if a student is unable to write. This app allows students to turn their book into an iBook and share it with other electronic devices.