How I Use It
If your students like the software program Kidpsiration then they'll love the Kidspiration Maps App! Students can create a visual diagram to show their thoughts and ideas using text boxes and pictures. Second graders studying adjectives enjoyed this user-friendly app! They chose an animal from one of the many categories available and then added text boxes to list words that described their animal. It was great to see the various ways students created their diagrams. Students shared their finished products with their classmates and it was evident that they knew all about adjectives!
This app is an excellent teaching tool. It offers many different ways to create a visual map for any content. Users can choose their own text box shapes and pictures, change the font, size and color for text as well as change the color and line thickness of text boxes. There is a recording option that allows the user to add audio clips to text and pictures. Once a diagram is created, then it can be changed to an outline view where more information can be added. The Super Grouper box allows users to sort objects (pictures/text boxes) which is a great skill for early elementary students. There are even ready-made templates within the app for Reading/Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math. There are so many great features that make this app a must have for all types of learners! The possibilities for creating and learning are endless!