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Write About This

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun images and prompts spark creativity, get kids writing.

App iPad Paid Education
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

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I think despite the occasional sexual joke this is the perfect show for an 11-year-old who likes drama and is maybe dramatic herself. the show has lots of humor and doesn't think it is too much it is funny and has good life lessons. this is the review of a bunch of parents on one account. this is the perfect show for kids tweens and people between the age of 11 to 14 . please consider this option it is a great show.
age 8+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This tool is versatile and easy to use for kids of many ages. The pictures are engaging and show diversity; the prompts get kids thinking critically and creatively. Kids will enjoy writing and sharing within the app, and they can access saved pieces for revising and editing. The added voice-recording features are pretty neat, allowing struggling writers to get their ideas out verbally as a prewriting strategy. Younger kids can practice oral storytelling and expressing their ideas. The developer's website is chock-full of other ideas to extend learning, whether at school or at home.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : forming arguments, speaking, storytelling, writing, Arts : photography
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : thinking critically, Creativity : producing new content, Communication : conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid (There's a free version available with limited features called Write About This Lite.)
  • Release date: May 21, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: RSA Group, LLC
  • Version: 3.9
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 1, 2019

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