Teacher Review for Little Bird Tales

Wonderful story-telling app for students of all ages

Ashley F.
2nd Grade ELL Immersion Teacher/Technology Teacher Leader
Lexington County School District 3
Batesburg-Leesville, SC
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would certainly recommend this app for use in primary, elementary, and even middle school classrooms. It can be used to create, record, and share stories and lessons using the iPad app or the web-based version of the software. Students can draw their illustrations or use photos from their device or the web, as well as produce text and narrate their stories, too. The result is a digital storybook or slideshow that students can present to teachers, classmates, and families. The presentation can be used for narratives, explanatory/informative texts, or opinion pieces or to demonstrate what they recall or understand about a lesson. Teachers can use the app to develop lessons for students that integrate technology. Also, you can check out my how-to video for the app here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJZIQkmYoQ4.
My Take
I love Little Bird Tales as a medium for narrative story-telling. It allows students to express themselves and produce quality digital products that they can share with friends and family. Not only does it support students' literacy, it is also fun to use!