At all levels in language learning, we utilize what we call “sticky sentences” or scrambled sentences to reinforce grammar topics and aid in their integration in context. In some instances, students cut out each sentence component and manipulate them on the carpet to facilitate collaboration and group input. Other times, students use them as as a guide to create structured expressions and draw pictures that represent their meaning.
Some kids LOVE them; other kids DON’T, but they work and they are a great way to assess comprehension and application of abstract grammar topics. So, why do we need YOUR help?
We are looking for a way (READ: NOT labor intensive) to transfer this type of activity to the IPads, so that students can manipulate the words/sentence fragments quickly and easily to both facilitate learning and to compare and contrast various language structures. As an instructor, I would need to be able to “push” out a list/grid of words that all students could utilize to create their sentences. Some IPad apps we have already thought of/tried without much success are:
Instant Poetry 2
Do you have any suggestions or ideas that could help us? Are you a computer coder, engineer, or just all-around genius and would like to create an app for us? Let us know and get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!