WriteReader is one of my favorite writing tools for elementary school students and their teachers. WriteReader is a free service that students can use to create multimedia ebooks. I like it so much that I have included it in my Best of the Web 2018 presentation.
This week WriteReader unveiled an updated user interface. The new interface retains all of the features of the old one and adds some new functions. One of those new functions is drag-and-drop reordering of pages in WriteReader books. Another update is the option to share books with a private URL. And for teachers, there's an improved overview of all students' books. Finally, WriteReader is now more mobile-friendly than ever before.
Applications for Education
One of WriteReader's outstanding features for teachers is the option to write corrections directly beneath a student's original writing in the ebook before publication. The feature that students like is gallery of artwork including Sesame Street scenes to use in their stories. And parents like that their children can record their own voices in WriteReader books.
Last fall Vicki Den Ouden wrote a guest post about using WriteReader with emerging writers in K-5 classrooms. You can read her post here.