How I Use It
I use this app during Daily 5. Students create stories on the app and then email them to me so that I can read them or share them with the whole class. They also practice making lists of words such as synonyms and antonyms, homophones and homographs, prefixes and suffixes, etc.
Dragon Dictation is an app that my students love to use. They think it is fun to speak a story (instead of write it) and watch their words appear. It does take some getting used to saying when you need to add punctuation, but the students are getting used to it. I like that it encourages my students to create stories. They can save their progress and then share with others. The only downside is that the students aren't always as clear as they need to be in order for the app to be accurate with what they are saying.