Thursday, April 26, 2012

Loving Scribble Press

A couple of weeks ago Joey traveled to Allen Brook School in Williston, Vermont to spend some time in Sharon Davison's classroom. While there she also visited a second grade class.  She observed the students using the Scribble Press app to publish their realistic fiction stories. Later that day she sent me an email letting me know about this incredible app. I instantly downloaded distracted and never went back to it until last week...  

Last Thursday I was looking for apps to share at our weekly Appy Hour and stumbled back upon Scribble Press...I was hooked the instant that I opened the marker wall (anyone that knows me, knows that I am an organizational fiend)! This would be a perfect app to share with my JK -4 teachers. It was an instant success!


Long story short, my JK teachers and I did a Guided Discovery of the app today. After a brief introduction of the "Home" screen our JKers were ready to go. Due to time restrictions, the only direction that we gave them was to only explore the drawing section.

They eagerly went back to their tables and were ready to explore! To our amazement they were instantly engaged! It was amazing to see how quickly they discovered that the marker wall allowed them to change color, size, and shape. 

I then heard someone say "I found stickers" and "Look I changed the color of my background!" As we walked around the room, a few had discovered the camera we saw self portraits and big buddy pictures being added to their canvases...

There was about 20 minutes of discovery time and then they had a chance to share what they discovered. Everyone wanted to share!

It was so exciting to see how they were going about discovering, exploring, and creating...all done with little to no help from their teachers! 

Needless to say, it was an exciting 45 minutes in the JK house! 

If you would like to learn more about the Scribble Press app, check out their webpage or download the app...did I mention it's FREE! They even have a "For Educators" section with new features for teachers! 

FHS Lower School teachers and students are loving Scribble Press!





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