Recently, I've been working with PreK-2 teachers who are new to ed tech. I've been trying to find tools that are easy for both the teachers and their (often pre-literate) students to use.
So far, my favorites are Little Bird Tales and UJAM, but I'm also a fan of Voicethread and Blabberize.
I wrote a blog post about these four tools, called Digital Storytelling for Beginners, if you're interested.
Are there any other easy-to-use tools that offer BIG rewards in the PreK-2 classroom?
I have a few iPads in my 3rd grade classroom. Our school bought a few to experiment with, and I have them for a month. We have an app called PuppetPals HD that I'm very interested in trying out. It looks like a simple way to have kids create digital puppet show videos with audio.
I have not used it yet, but I'm excited to dive in.
I love Little Bird Tales. So much fun! So easy to use!
Yes! My kindergarteners adore LittleBirdTales. I like that it is available on the iPads and on the computers as well. It gives me the freedom to email the stories to parents, save them as .pdf files and print them for our class library! It saves their work and is easy to manage. All strong points in my book!
As far as making stories, Kerpoof is a fun resource to have students create books with already created character images and settings that may make storytelling easier.