This weekend we played with 2 different apps: Doodle Buddy and Max Doodle. There was a lot of play involved but we also practiced those spelling words!
We played with the pens, colors and glitter options. I dictated a word and she spelled the word for me. This was lots of fun. Oh the potential I see in the classroom. No more dead white board markers!
With this app we got a little bit more adventurous. We chose a background picture just for fun, but did not play with pencil options. This time I was the recorder and she practiced reading her words, another essential part of spelling in grade one.
Our final bit of practice involved me writing again since I wanted to "learn" the app. We played with the pencils, highlighters, crayons and colors.
Through this whole process I taught my little first grader all about screen shots as well. Something we have been working on in my classroom. She was thrilled with this new discovery and I am finding screen shots of EVERYTHING saved to my camera roll!!!
Tip: In case you don't know what a screen shot is, it is when you click the home button and the power button at the same time. The camera takes a photo of whatever is on your screen at that time and saves it to the camera roll. How fun!