Motivating Students to Write

The tools I have for you this week are centered on writing.  Write About This is an app that allows students to write about a picture and do quick writes.  Students can record themselves reading their writing as well and share it.  Students will learn to navigate the keyboard and type more efficiently if they type their writing.  There is a free version as well as a full paid version.  Students are also motivated to write by having a visual to work with.

ColAR mix app is an augmented reality app.  Students can print of pages to color and their artwork can come to life!  They have pages on topics of science, animals, characters, Dot Day, etc.  For example, I had my students color one of the Chinese new year pages, experience the augmented reality, and then use their imagination to write a story about it afterwards. They have free pages and paid pages.


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