Monster ABC app where they work on letters and sounds or The Cat in the Hat app where they can have the story read to them or read it themselves. Part of our thinking is for the students to learn their letters and how text works in a different setting and with a different medium than normal. I met with each group for approximately 9 minutes. My co-teacher and our assistant made the point that this was also a good exercise in developing fine motor skills. We were extremely pleased how quickly our students were able to work with the Touch and look forward to using them again next week.
I want to tip my hat to Moms with Apps again. Along with a free download on App Friday, there also is an app link exchange where readers share their favorite apps. That beats slogging through iTunes to find a decent app among the hundreds available. Speaking of iTunes and Moms with Apps, developer Julie McCool has written an enlightening post titled Five Tips for Decoding an iTunes App Listing. Click on the link and learn.