#1 daily writing app in the elementary grades! Endless student engagement with 175 included images, 375 text+voice prompts, OR customize with your own pictures. Kick-start all writing genres and watch reluctant writers soar! Write About This is a creation platform trusted on millions of classroom devices to gets kids writing!
“Top Pick” for Elementary School Writing from Common Sense Education!
“Editor’s Choice!” “Outstanding” “Great for a very wide range of ages and abilities..a highly useful and flexible tool for home or classroom to encourage children to write.” -BestAppsforKids.com
“The beauty of this app is its ease of use and endless opportunities for creative writing.” -BridgingApps
“Making writing fun again... an ‘A’! For any parent who may have a child who is needing extra practice in writing, I highly suggest this app.” -TeachersAppReview.com
“Versatile and easy to use for kids of many ages. The pictures are engaging and show diversity; the prompts get kids thinking critically and creatively.” -Common Sense Education
WHAT EDUCATORS SAY:
“I couldn’t get students to stop writing at the end of the day!” - Rebecca Wildman, 4th Grade Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator
“Very intuitive...an embodiment of the Universal Design for Learning principles” -Kit Hard, Instructional Tech Supervisor
“Write About This is always my Writing Center activity. A great feature is the ability for students to record themselves reading their writing.” -Pam Craig, Second Grade Teacher
“An excellent app to use for developing writing and fluency skills with students.” -Karen Bosch, K-8 Educator, Apple Distinguished Educator
“With an intuitive layout, this app provides a variety of tools for customizing pictures, recording prompts, recording ideas, writing and publishing ideas.” Carol Leynse Harpold, Assistive Technology Expert
See how hundreds of classrooms use Write About This: storify.com/WriteAboutThis/in-the-classroom
Full version includes:
**ALL CORE GENRES
An easy way for students to compose and publish writing across the curriculum, including Opinion, Narrative, Expository and Literature Response!
**AMAZING COMBINATION OF IMAGES AND PROMPTS
Carefully selected and written by teachers, all 175 images and 375 prompts are interesting and appropriate!
NEW in 2017: Quick Write Gallery saves time by providing 50 safe and popular image catalysts to accompany stories, poems, journals or reflections!
**SIMPLE DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND APP SMASHING
Download work to the Camera Roll, share by email or use the Open-In feature to send to other apps (.JPG, .PDF or .MOV)!
**VOICE RECORDING FOR IMPROVING AND CELEBRATING WRITING
Authors can add a voice recording with their work to publish a personalized writing video! Also great during editing and revising to listen to how the writing sounds!
Quick Write button gets kids publishing immediately– perfect for when they have an idea and a photo to use (no prompt needed)!
**CREATE STUDENT PORTFOLIOS
Author Profiles include a custom avatar and unique default email for individualized sharing with parents and saved work can be filtered by author (great for shared devices)!
Use your photos, ideas and voice to spark student writing responses about a classroom or school event, a book from class, a science experiment… anything!
**FLEXIBILITY TO FIT EVERY LEARNER
Voice & Level options (3 per image) based on learning theory and real classroom experience! English Language Learners greatly benefit from voice recording and playback!
**WORKS WITH ANY NUMBER OF DEVICES
From single teacher iPads, to carts, to 1:1...educators are using the app to meet their unique needs to engage students and improve writing!
**EASY AND ACCESSIBLE
Search visual content based on interest, curriculum, season or theme. Kids as young as 5 use the app independently.
What will your students write about? Visit our Learning Hub at WriteAboutApp.com/blog
- New look and feel!
- More choices for open-ended writing with 50 added images in the new Quick Write Gallery!
- New share feature for sending write abouts to other apps!
Ratings and Reviews
I've been showing this app to teachers throughout our district because it really is the perfect way to get kids writing. They love the images that go with the prompts…something about that added visual is so powerful. Lower elementary teachers are appreciative of the audio prompts and everyones mind starts racing with ideas when they see the ability to create your own prompts with images from the iPad. We use shared iPads and this allows for more than one student to write, store and share their written responses on the device. Many teachers are having the students email the final drafts to them.
I mean cmon, more than 300 prompts for 3 bucks.. plus the open ended nature of the tool.. awesome! So easy to align with the CCSS, especially for narrative. Some persuasive opportunities as well. In the future I'd love to see a gallery where students can share their writing with a wider audience. But overall this is just quality stuff that is often lacking on the expanse that is the EDU app store.
Exceptional app designed to meet multiple learning needs and strengths.
The app engages young writers by combining high quality, thought provoking imagery with intriguing writing prompts that can easily be adjusted to different levels of Bloom's taxonomy. The app is very intuitive, includes a writer's notepad area, and voice narration of the writing prompts to assist emerging and struggling readers. The app also allows students or teacher to design their own writing prompts using images saved to the cameral roll or taken with the camera. This app supports differentiation strategies and meets multiple learning needs and strengths, making it an excellent resource for any classroom.
As an elementary school librarian, I work with all students in K-5, and co-teach with classroom teachers. We have found that this app, along with Tell About This have been very beneficial for our students in determining whether or not they can follow a prompt. It works with all grade levels due to the audio feature available for younger students. We create custom prompts that support our State learning targets. These can include all subject areas. They are great to add to student e-portfolios and quickly & easily share with parents so they can see what their children are accomplishing.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.