How I Use It
This app has so many possibilities. It is a world-wide story sharing network, so I began with creating stories for my grandchildren who live across the country. In my 2nd grade classroom, I have students record and animate their completed reports or stories. By posting them on the network, parents and extended family members get to see and hear their work. I learn so much about my students by listening to them speak. So do they and their parents! BTW, you don't need wifi to use the app, but you do need it to upload to the network. You also have approval-rights over any story prior to posting.
I love this app! It integrates reading, writing, listening and speaking for 21st century learning. Even preschoolers can be easily guided to produce simple stories. I can quickly adjust the settings for differentiation according to skill level. It is a great way to put personal connections into the tech revolution in education. I keep finding new ways to use it. It is well worth the cost IMHO. In addition, the app developers have been very responsive when I come across a stumbling block.