Seth Bowers shared a bunch of great iPad resources for educators this past week. Here are a couple that have to do with English and literacy:
iWriteWords is a well designed app for early childhood students learning how to form letters and put the letters into words. There is a free "Lite" version as well as a paid version that has some additional features.
StoryKit is an interesting app that lets you rewrite the words to classic stories such as Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, and Three Bears. Users can also create their own story books by using pictures saved on the device or user generated drawings. Text can be typed on on each page along with sound effects or narration. This could be great for early elementary aged students
Shakespeare is a robust free app that has most (all?) of Shakespeare's plays available in an easy to navigate and read setup. Each play contains synopses , descriptions of characters, and the complete scenes. The Pro edition ($9.99) contains portraits, a glossary, famous quotes and facts, and the ability to mark the patterns of words (e.g. Iambic Pentameter) on the screen.
Header photo by Robert S. Donovan