Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Guest Poster: Teaches Third in Georgia

Hello everyone! This is Randi from over at TeachesThirdinGeorgia. I am so excited to be guest posting today. For just a little background knowledge, I thought I would let you know a little about me. Right now, I'm a third grade teacher in..you guessed it! Georgia! I absolutely LOVE my job and all the fun that comes with it.

I am an avid educational technology lover! If it can be used in a classroom, I'm the first to buy it! I use all sorts of techie gear in my room..IWB, document camera, iPods, an iPad and whatever else I can get my hands on!

This past week, I went to an EdTech training and learned about an awesome iPad app called Puppet Pals. It is a wonderful storytelling app in which students can use puppets to tell a story and record it to play back as a video, it works great for my ESOL students! Writing is a very difficult task for my kiddies. I have some students that are unable to write more than a paragraph. However, when asked to verbally tell a story, they really shine!

This app is SO much fun! In class, I have students use the app to tell a story. Once their story is told, they can then go back and listen to and write their own story! It's almost like dictation! My kids beg to use it during writers workshop. It really helps with generating ideas and keeping a story organized.

As a special treat, here are some stories created by a student in my room. If you are looking for a great addition to your toolbox, look no further!



Aren't they fun? The app is free and comes with a few characters but the downloadable content is fantastic! I hope you find the app as fun as I do!

Best wishes,
Randi
@
TeachesThirdinGeorgia

Make sure to check in at my blog as well! I'm always posting the fun stuff!
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7 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness! How fun! I loved listening to the student's voice (so cute)...and especially loved the monster sounds. I bet my kiddos would have a ball with this.

    Thanks for sharing this totally fun app with everyone and for guest posting on the blog! :)

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  2. These are so adorable! I love it! My kids would think this is the best!

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  3. Great post--and thanks for coming over to guest on our blog! What a great thing to share with all of us!

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  4. Love that app! Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to tell others about it :)

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  5. This sounds so neat! I am going to post it on my Facebook for my teacher friends as well as my mom friends who are always looking for fun things for their kiddos!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane
    4mulaFun

    P.S. Off to add you to the Guest Poster page!

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  6. Hey ladies! I'm so happy that you allowed me to be part of your blog. Anytime you need something, let me know and I'll be happy to chip in! Thank you so much!

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  7. Sounds like a great app, will look at it for first graders. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Best
    Tama

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