Monday, November 19, 2012

Telling a Story: Meeting The Kindergarten Common Core State Standards with your iPad using Apps

Beyond the Camera and my favorite apps for open ended use (Sketchio, StoryKit) kinder-kids can demonstrate their understanding of key ideas and details of stories using some awesome apps.

Key Ideas and Details
RL.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.K.2. With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
RL.K.3. With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Common Core State Standards

Toontastic, FREE, allows children to create their own story and even publish to YouTube (not required).  It includes learning about elements of stories- including the effect music has.  Children pick from or make their own settings and characters.  Absolutely terrific for RL.K.3!

Puppet Pals, FREE, is another story/play making app.  Create or use provided characters, animate and narrate.  You can even turn your photos into characters.

Felt Board, $, lets your students create a fun scene using ‘felt’ pieces.  Included are parts needed for retelling popular Monkey stories and many more. 

This is the first of several posts I'm planning on doing combining CCSS's and apps that help kids meet the goals... if you want more let me know and I'll try to get to it sooner! -Mrs.H


  1. Thank you for this post! We have 4 iPads in our classroom and we are constantly looking for ways to use them effectively.

  2. I just found this blog and I'm so excited! Thanks for sharing your insights to issues that really speak to the challenges of our profession in the 21st century.


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