I went to a tech conference organized by the wonderful ITRTs in my school district over the summer. I learned a lot! I have to say though, one of the things that I learned that has been most useful the ITRTs might cringe a littlte to find out. DUCK DUCK MOOSE APPS ARE FREE AND THEY'RE AWESOME!
I had known about ChatterPix/ChatterKids, but I learned that there are so many great apps. You need to check them out! Just search Duck Duck Moose in your App Store.
One of my newer favorites is the Princess Fairy Tale (and its super hero themed counterpart). My kids have spent hours creating stories on these apps. The apps have backgrounds you can pick from and "stickers" you can put on them. You can also write and draw too. Once you're done, you can record yourself telling a story. All of the stickers you put into your storyboard can be moved around while the story is being told.
The teacher in me loves the different ways you can be create in this app and use it for retelling stories and nursery rhymes that have been discussed in class. The mommy in me loves that my children feel like they're playing games when they're really creating!
Go check out those Duck Duck Moose apps. I can't wait to hear which one your favorite is!
Technology has taken the world by storm. It has changed the way we do EVERYTHING no matter what hat we are wearing.