Using Free Apps on the Computer & iPad for Celebrating/Sharing Student Writing

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

Writing is not real until it is shared.  It is essential for our students to have opportunities to celebrate and share what they wrote in order to become better writers (Caulkins, Sturm, Musselwhite).  This webinar will present a number of tools that can be used for free on the iPad to make a few words stand out in spectacular ways.  We can use wordle on any computer with an internet connection to make beautiful word clouds.  With the iPad, you can also paste text written by students into a free app called “Wordsalad.”  Or take a picture or their writing and embellish it using a draw program that allows photo import (e.g., Doodle Buddy).  Classroom projects can be uploaded to VoiceThread, shared on powerpoint sites or used to create a story on www.Tarheelreader.org.  The archived webinar is available at AbleNet University.

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