Today was the first day of school here in Nixa! My youngest began her senior year on this pretty day in August. Seems like just yesterday she started kindergarten and we were headed to school together. As you all know, they grow up too fast!
1) Skitch: Use Skitch to insert a photo of a student and let them annotate with interesting facts about themselves. Print and display!
4) Compare N Contrast: Similar to the Venn Diagram, have students use this app to either compare and contrast themselves with a new friend or compare their new grade level to the one they were in last year. Parents can send a picture of the student in an earlier grade and they can compare/contrast their experience. This will also let you know their expectations for your class!
5) Frame Artist: This app has a post card feature which will be perfect for the end of the first week. Add a picture of the student and have students write to their parents about the highlights of the week! Parents will love this. (Be aware that in the free version, you can only create 5 published pieces.)
For my computer using friends…Not quite the same, but you can have students type a letter to parents using the simple letter maker in ABC Ya.
6) Super Duper Story Maker: No need to wait to make a book! Students can create a simple, but adorable All About Me Book or First Week of School book using this app. The final product can be shared as a PDF and printed. What a great keepsake! I love the simple look of the stick people. There is a paid and free version of this app, depending on how you want to use it.
Computer Kiddies… try Little Bird Tales or Story Bird for creating online books.