Language Arts


Exploring iPod Use in the Classroom:

Please click on the link for the Lee Elementary iPods Blog and read about an elementary

class that is seeing great successes with implementing the iPod Touch into their daily learning.

Storytelling with the iPod Touch (Heidi)

Simple Mind Xpress
SimpleMindXpress (Free)

Use the Simplemind Xpress app to map out your story about the life cycle of a butterfly.
Using the web you created build a story about the life cycle of a butterfly in Storykit.

StoryKit (Free)

Storykit allows you to record yourself telling a story that you create using photos from your photo
library. You can bring those photos in from the web. Use the Storykit app to tell a story about the
life cycle of a butterfly. You can search for pictures on the web or save the following photos to
your photo library and then bring them into your story.
  • See how you are able to share the stories you create.

  • Pass the ipods around clockwise to view one another's stories.

  • How else could you use this app with your students?


Spelling (Teresa)

Spelling City

You can also find already made lists by clicking on the Find A List tab and then

typing in wtw (for Words Their Way) in the search box.

They were created by a different state, but they blue, yellow, green, red lists are

the same for all WTW users.

Reading and Editing with the iPod Touch

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation (Free)

Open the Dragon Dictation app. Begin your recording and dictate part or all of the Gettysburg Address (from below).
Check the accuracy of your dictation. Edit at least the first four sentences for spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Then check your work against the text below to see how well you did editing the text.
You can do this same activity with easier text for younger students, and you can also work with
partners to trade and edit for the other person.


© Abraham Lincoln Online

The Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
November 19, 1863On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner commented on what is now considered the most famous speech by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called it a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Rather, the Bostonian remarked, "The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech."
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Other Language Arts Apps

Story Lines (Free)
Story Lines for Schools (Free)

Curriculum Related App Search (Heidi)

Common Core

Other places to find Apps to explore

Spelling Apps
iPod Touch and iPad Resouces
Teacher Reboot Camp

Student Email Accounts (Teresa)

Robin Farnsworth: 4th grade eMints/iSchool teacher