I was very fortunate to get a chance to review one of Disney's Publishing apps, Don't let the Pigeon Run This App. They have several titles that are wonderful for young learners at home or even in a classroom setting at school. All Disney Publishing apps are available from the App Store on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Rated as one of the “Best Apps in 2011” by iTunes, this app features the creative work of three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems, who brings the Pigeon to the digital screen with this original, feature-rich, animated app. The app lets users create your own Pigeon stories and is fully animated with hilarious shake-and-play technology and customized voice integration. $6.99
As you all know, I am a teacher. Lately my first grade friends haven't been motivated to write stories. I found the Pigeon app the perfect motivator for them. We did an author study on the Don't let the pigeon author, read several of the books and I put my iphone under the doc Cam and zoomed in. Together the class and I created a story before our journal writing for a week. Each day, a different group of students got to come up and create a story. After creating the story infront of the whole class, we played the story and turned the words on. We used the star pointer and read the story allowed as we watched it come to life. The kids always get so excited and after the story is over they were very eager to get their creative juices flowing in their writing journals. On Friday we used the How to Draw the pigeon part of the app and did a whole class art lesson drawling the pigeon. This week the kids will be coming up with their own pigeon story we are going to publish.
This is a great app and I would be the other Disney apps are amazing as well! Want more information, click the links below and check them out!
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