Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Technology Tuesday (8th edition)

Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by to visit.

The most exciting thing happened a few days ago when I read a post about
organizing your desktop by my friend, Kristin, A Teeny Tiny Teacher.
I quickly organized the desktop on my personal computer.
My school computer is next...photo coming soon.

I thought I'd share an app that has multiple uses today. 

 Draw and Tell HD by Duck Duck Moose, Inc.

Here's what I like about it...

1.  Students can create things with a variety of paper, blank, lined, grid, 
fancy designs and multiple colors.

2. It offers a variety of writing tools and icons for students to add to their writing/drawings.

3.  Students can make a recording about their creation.

4. The creations can be save to the camera roll and emailed to share with parents.

5. It also has a variety of coloring pages if you have a student who has limited fine motor skills.  This feature would make it easier for them to add a picture to their writing.  
It may also motivate reluctant writers or be a reward for any student.

6.  This app could be used to publish writing. 
 I think it would be a great way to publish poetry or for reading response. 
At the beginning of the year, my first graders could use this app 
to share their mental images as we read a story.

Here are a few screen shots of the three lined writing paper.  
It also includes a wide ruled notebook paper and many other paper choices.

Exciting news!
Tpt is having a sale on Thursday and Friday this week!  
Don't miss out! 

Hope you have a great week!


  1. Thanks for sharing the apps you use. I've added many to our class iPads!!

    First Grade Lyons' Den

    1. Hi Laurie,
      I'm glad it's helpful for you! My school is getting a device for each student next year, so I'll continue to share as we go through our training. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. Kimberly,
    The app sounds great! I'm putting it on my list. Our first grade classrooms only have one iPad each, but next year we'll have enough enough for each student in the classroom to use a portion of the day. Thank you for sharing.

    First Grade Schoolhouse

    1. Hooray for more technology! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  3. Your computer background looks great! The colors are fabulous!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you, Karen! I might be addicted...

  4. Wonderful post for readers.There are various iPads apps being used in classrooms for better, interactive and effective education for kids. These terrific apps makes a lot easier and enjoyable for kids to understand and research the topic by themselves.

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