Enter @j_allen. Josh had mentioned My Story App on Twitter. Now, I already had the app on my iPad. I had been in one of those Ed Tech seminars that run through a laundry list of apps to try. When I am in those session I typically just download everything. However, even though I had it on my iPad, I never really tried it. Josh raved about it so much I decided to give it a shot and I was hooked on the potential it had for students right away. It did everything I wanted it to do in a very simple and clean interface. Although it is $3.99, you can add as many authors to the app as you want. Great for a elementary classroom with only one iPad. Now, how do I get others to try this app?
Enter @mrbadura. Craig had shared some Task Challenge documents he created for his staff. I loved the idea of a one page document that introduced you to a new tool, showed you how to use the basics, and gave you ideas for using it in your class. Since I saw the first Task Challenge, I have tried to make at least one to share with my staff each week. I have created one of these for My Story App and have posted it below. You can click on the image to bring you to the PDF file.
Give My Story App a shot. My 6 year-old son learned how to use it in less than a minute. Now when he wants to use the iPad, it is to create books, not play games.
"You want to write a book buddy? Sure, have at it!"