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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.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about reasons to write. Encourage kids to write regularly for a variety of purposes: to explain, to describe, to argue, or to create.
Not every written work has to be perfect and publishable. Praise thoughts and ideas over conventions and correctness. Work together to polish select pieces of writing rather than all.
Have kids take pictures of different events to help them with their spontaneity.
- Devices: iPad, Android
- Subjects: Language & Reading: forming arguments, speaking, storytelling, writing
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: thinking critically
Creativity: producing new content
Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Price: $2.99-3.99
- Pricing structure: Paid (There's a free version available with limited features called Write About This Lite.)
- Release date: May 21, 2015
- Category: Education
- Size: 94.20 MB
- Publisher: RSA Group, LLC
- Version: 3.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
For kids who love writing
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