Sunday, May 26, 2013

1st and 2nd Grade Thank You Letters Using Card Shop

As our year draws to a close, 1st and 2nd grade students each wrote a thank you to one of the adults at the school who do so much for them (librarian, custodian, office staff, etc.)

Last year we did this activity with Kid Card. It's a free app and had cute stickers and paper options and was easy to use...except that there were banner ads that always appeared over the toolbar, making it impossible to get to the tool bar!

This year my school bought Card Shop. The app still has an assortment of paper colors, pictures and stickers that students like. However, there seem to be some glitches that cause text boxes to disappear if the iPad is touched in just the wrong way. Also, the text boxes could not be edited. We used this app in December without these problems, so hopefully they will be fixed.

Once the cards were complete, it was easy to forward to the recipients. Since they are ecards and no physical address was necessary, students included a picture of themselves in the bottom section of the card (not shown).

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