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Spice up those boring worksheets with your iPad!!

If you are like me I am sure you have several workbooks with lots and lots of worksheets that you used to copy and have since replaced but not totally with some type of iPad app. Here are examples of some work sheets that I like to use. One is for language and the other is for artic/phonology. Since starting to use the iPad kids have preferred for the most part to want to play with the apps and have at times refused to color these ‘boring’ worksheets. Even when cool glitter and paint were being used!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t get me wrong I use the iPad in about 60% of my sessions so I still use traditional paper  and pen, play, board game type activities but what to do with those darn worksheets just hanging out on your shelf?  Can we somehow combine the two mediums? Of course!

I came across this app called GlowColoring the other day. Its a free ad supported app with a simple interface. Glow Coloring is the first doodle app that allows you to scan in images that you can color in or trace.  You can adjust brush pattern, brush size, and color. GlowColoring’s scanning technology is built upon the same technology found in JotNot Scanner (a leading document scanning application for the iPhone) so scanned images turn out great every time which in effect allows you to combine those ‘boring’ worksheets with an iPad app to create lots of coloring and therapeutic fun!!    Check out the fun we had creating these pages!

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  1. Albert says

    First off I want to say great blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I’ve had a
    hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.

    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any suggestions or hints? Cheers!

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  3. Jessica says

    When I take a picture of my worksheets that are black with white text. Can you change it to white on black?

  4. Mary Fitz says

    Nice find! I love the way you adapted the app to make use of those “oldies but goodies”! Creative fun!

    • Rocia says

      what the hell? How he get that thingy at the begiinnng where he tapped the top of the ipod and the menu came down and changed the brightness? DOES anybody know how to get that it would really help me alot cus i always go to setting and thats like a cool shortcut!

  5. debra says

    How totally awesome!! Can you do this if you take a photo of the worksheet?

    • azspeechguy says

      Yeah the pictures in the blog were taken on my phone and then I emailed them to myself :)

      • Igor says

        Dude, Is that what the problem is? Mine does the same thing all the time!Kinda like wahitcng HD on a netbook. Could it be as simple as a lack of RAM in the box? If that’s the case I hope they will roll out new boxes soon.

  6. Sean Sweeney says

    Wow-this is a fantastic idea, Jeremy!