We've discovered that app templates are a great way to scaffold children's learning and increase their motivation to write. When given different types of scaffolding within an app template, we're starting to see some very positive signs in general with children's writing but particularly with reluctant writers.
Children enjoy the experience of non-chronological report writing because of the app itself as an exciting vehicle for their work and the also the powerful notion of 'publishing' to the world in an app store.
Do you think you could you help us grow this free bank of app template resources?
We are beginning to curate a free collection of Blippit App Templates made by a whole bunch of different people (including us). We would love to become a platform for you to share the app project templates that you've made and used well in your classroom.
If you've made different versions of an app template in Blippit and assigned them to different Groups with slightly different scaffolding please send all of these template variations through to, even if they're very similar, because it's really helpful for others to see and try for themselves.