6 Creative Apps For Creative Writing -By Monica Burns -www.ClassTechTips.com
I don’t know about you but many of my students find creative writing difficult, daunting & demoralising! They moan & groan and become anxious and unruly as soon as creative writing activities are announced. Now these students are usually motivated to participate & definitely have the required skills, so why this negative reaction? After some deep reflection, which involved me personally trying to complete the creative writing tasks, I soon realised how difficult it actually is to get the creative juices flowing let alone write a narrative! I tapped into the students intrinsic motivation to use iPads in the classroom and found this great piece about Apps for Creative Writing… Thanks to Monica Burns of ClassTechTips.com for her article published on Edutopia.org
Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don’t love the writing process. For kids who have trouble putting pen to paper, there are a handful of fantastic iPad apps that just might inspire them to tell a story. Your students will be able to gather ideas, brainstorm and publish writing straight from their tablet.
For students at all levels, creative writing is an important part of English language arts curriculum. Not only do the Common Core State Standards specifically outline the expectation that students should be able to express themselves through the written word, but this is also an essential real-world skill. Students should have the ability to write narratives that tell a story from their own life or a story that they’ve imagined. The following apps will inspire young writers and give them a vehicle for sharing their work.