Digital Teaching and Learning

Writer's Studio

Writer’s Studio gives you the tools you need to write & create great text, art and graphics!  You can set your layout page by page and perfect your book!  Print your work right from the App!. Draw your own pictures. Import Photos or graphics from your gallery. Create multiple type blocks and set in place.  You can add page by page narration, or a full book soundtrack!

  • Cost: 1.99
  • Skills Taught: Writing
  • Offline functionality: 90%
  • Accessibility Issues: Accessibility Settings: Voice over – Yes Zoom- Yes, but loss of full screen can cause problems maneuvering within the screen. For example, it is difficult to simultaneously view a text box and keyboard. As the user moves from the keyboard to the text box one can inadvertently exit the zoom mode. Large Text- No, but user can select the size of text within a text box. White on Black- Yes Layout- Static layout, some buttons are very small, students with limited physical mobility may have difficulty maneuvering tools on the screen. Problems: See below.
  • Student Protection issues: Not sure. App has capabilities to upload writing (books) to Facebook, TwitPic or Youtube. If this feature is blocked as a result of district "websense" should be okay.
  • Keywords: book, book maker, writing, writing studio, story maker, music, graphics
  • Requirements: Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Type: software
  • Device(s): iPad
  • Subject Area: Language Arts
  • Category: Word Processor, Presentation
  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
  • Date Added: Mar 21, 2011
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