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Word Mover

Price: iPhone/iPad - Free

Teacher Overview

Word Mover is a educational app that allows kids to explore language through moving tiles to create words, phrases, and poems. Children can use their own words or use ‘Famous Works’ to shuffle words around and create their own poem.  The app mimics poetry products featuring magnetic word tiles. There are big opportunities for learning with this app; the trick is making sure that kids engage with it with guidance.

Teacher Review

Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text. Use the Word Mover tool to play with word families and listen for rhyme, then sort real and nonsense words, alphabetize the words, and create a story or poem using the words in this activity.
 
Kids can learn how words combine to form phrases and sentences, and they can experiment with making their own meanings from words. They can manipulate language by creating new poems from scratch or mixing up words from existing texts, and they can learn how to change words to make subjects and verbs agree. They also can explore how language changes over time and in different contexts. For example, the words in "America the Beautiful" are very different from the words in the "I Have a Dream" speech. Word Mover is a visually appealing app that mimics an engaging real-world product; guidance will help kids get the most out of it.

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Developer Description

ReadWriteThink's Word Mover mobile app is used to supplement classroom instruction, reinforce concepts taught in class, and offer increased student engagement through the use of tablet devices and their associated functionality.

Word Mover allows children and teens to create "found poetry" by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.

FEATURES

  • Multi-user poem storage
  • User management with the ability to delete or restore within 2 weeks
  • 6 poem categories, each with the ability to personalize
  • 12 backgrounds for stylizing poems
  • Helpful how-to information available throughout app
  • Auto-saving of poems as they are created
  • Viewing of finished poem for proofreading
  • Ability to save poem to photos
  • Ability to print poem on a wireless printer
  • Ability to send poem by e-mail

Word Mover is an educational app for all ages that adds creativity and fun to the learning process. If you have ideas for educational uses for this app in school or at home, please share with us in the customer reviews.

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