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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

iPad in Kindergarten: Book Creator and My Story

I have been formulating many plans since our school purchased iPads. I have many ideas but the one that I am most excited about is Book Creator and My Story.

My kiddos master 34 quick words each year. We play several games and journal with these words each day. One idea I have that combines this effort with iPad use is Book Creator. The students will be creating year-long portfolio that can then be exported in ePub format. I am choosing Book Creator for this activity because of the picture import option.

Another application that I am looking forward to using is My Story.










For a cheap price, students can color, type, and record audio for their own books.


What I like most about this app is the simplicity. There is not a lot of button pushing for the five year-olds and directions are picture based.






Enjoy!


3 comments:

Freckleteacher said...

Hi! I have my own iPad that I have been sharing in my classroom with students. I wish I had more of themas I think they are a great learning tool! The kids love them of course! Thanks for sharing an app to look at. There are so many and I like to hear about ones that K teachers have tried. I am going to be a new follower and I hope to read more about how you use technology in the classroom. What a cool master's program (technology in the classroom)

Lory Robinson said...

That is great! Thanks for sharing!
LOry
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TJ said...

Randi,

Thanks for mentioning these two great apps. My team at HiDef created My Story and I wanted you to know version 1.3 introduces photo backgrounds. Kiddos can now import photos, take photos (iPad 2), or just choose a color background.

Would love your thoughts on the new feature :)