Felt Board App
One of my favorite way to use the iPad is to allow kids to create stories. Recently I found an app that is great for storytelling called Felt Board. The app is $2.99 currently and well worth it. Imagine a typical felt board with hundreds of pieces… just in digital form.
Last week the students in my class use the app as part of a center for the first time (we always play with tools first before “working” with them). The job was fairly simple, create a scene with a friend that you will write about during journal time. The app was easy for the kids to use and the only issue we had was they all took extra pictures of their product. When you press the camera button within the app to save the image nothing happens to show the picture has been taken. Not a big problem but something I hope they will address. UPDATE: The screen now flashes along with sound, problem solved!
The images turned out great and all the kids were excited to write about their story once I printed them. I know we will try this again..
Other ideas I plan to try with Felt Board…
– allowing the students to create stories without the writing part
– have the students write about someone else’s scene
– create a scene and try to paint/draw it yourself
– have students work together to write the journal also
What other ideas can you think of? Please share!