Language Arts


1. Sign in on under your grade level on the paper at the front of the room.
2. Sign the roll

Exploring iPod Use in the Classroom: (Cherie)

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 (Demo by Cindy)

Storykit StoryKit.png

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.



Create a 4-8 page story about a curriculum topic you teach. Include pictures either from your Photo collection or from the web. When you find a picture on the web you want, hold your finger down on the image you want. It will give you the choice to save the image. Click on that, and it will save it to your Photo Collection. From there you can bring it into your story. Narrate several pages.

  • See how you are able to share the stories you create.

  • Meet with your grade level and share what you have created
  • How else could you use this app with your students? Create a list on Notes and email it to the persons on your grade level from the list at the front.

Safe Internet Picture sites for students

Reading and Editing with the iPod Touch (Cindy)

Dragon Dictation

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.

Curriculum Related App Search

QR Code Creator: (Cherie)

Go to
Kaywa QR code generator
Classtools Treasure Hunt QR code generator

You can use these tools to generate and print QR codes that will show students text, or take them to a URL. Let's use the Kaywa code generator to tell our colleagues what we think of some Apps
  1. Go to the Language Arts Page and explore apps, use the resources below and find the apps you like for your curriculum and grade.
  2. Use the QR code generator and create a QR code for text describing your favorite app and why you liked it.
  3. Print your QR code and bring it to class next week.
  4. We will do a Gallery Stroll with the QR codes the next time we meet.

Other places to find Apps to explore

Spelling Apps
iPod Touch and iPad Resouces
Teacher Reboot Camp

Student Email Accounts