Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Three Little Pigs Storybook App


My first graders are evaluating iPad storybook apps. I pay attention to how easily students navigate the app, whether they play a game before reading the story, and jot down their facial expressions. I ask each group to rate the app from 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and ten the highest. Nosy Crow's The Three Little Pigs is earning the highest marks. I love listening in on their discussions and learning what matters to them in an app.

* "I like how the people spin around when you press on them."

* "The blue arrow helps me turn the page."

* "I didn't see the blue dot until you showed it to me."

* "I like looking for hidden things."

* "The person reading the book has a nice voice."

* "This story is a little too scary for me."

* "I love this story. It is fun and funny."

*"Can we read this book again?"

*"It feels more like I'm watching a movie than reading a book."

* "I like how the characters walk down the street."






2 comments:

  1. This looks sweet! I just found out today that I'm getting an Ipad to use to work with my buildings struggling readers. Look forward to more storybook app post!

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  2. How do you have them evaluate the apps? Do you have a set for classroom use? Or do you show your personal device to the class via doc cam?

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