Tag Archives: writing

Storyboard Maker – Outline a Story With Visuals

Storyboard Maker is a free Android app for outlining a story. In the app you can outline story scenes by sketching frames then writing text to outline action and dialogue in each scene. Here’s how it works; tap the picture field in a Storyboard Maker scene template and a drawing pad appears on your screen. […]

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Shake Your Android Phone or Tablet to Generate Writing Prompts

Shake-a-Phrase is a fun app for elementary school and middle school students to use to start stories and practice recognizing parts of speech. It was initially launched as an iPad app and I just discovered this week that it’s also available for Android users. Shake-a-Phrase has three basic modes; shake it, story starter, and quiz […]

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Notegraphy Does for Text What Instagram Does for Images

Notegraphy is a neat service that Lifehacker described last fall as “the Instagram of words.” Initially, it was only available on iOS devices but it is now available for use on Android devices and in your laptop’s browser. Notegraphy takes your text and styles it to make it stand out in blog posts, on Facebook […]

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School Writing – Handwriting Lessons on Android Tablets

School Writing is an Android app that teachers and parents can use to create customized handwriting lessons. Like other Android apps designed to teach handwriting, School Writing has number, letter, and word tracing activities. What makes School Writing different from other apps like it is number of ways in which teachers and parents can customize […]

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Summarizing the Day With Pic Collage

In an article that I recently wrote for School Library Journal I mentioned using services like Pic Collage and PicMonkey to have students create collages about things they did over the summer. Creating the collages can be a good way for students to organize their thoughts in a visual manner. The collages also give them […]

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