ReadNRespond

Activate all six levels of Bloom's taxonomy through questions and written responses. With 121 general questions organized into six categories (recall, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, create), this app helps class members interact with, and think deeply about, any text. The questions alone are a great resource; add in a space for writing and the ability to share, and you've got an effective classroom tool!

4th - 12th English Language Arts 44 Views 19 Downloads
App Overview

How to Get Started:

  • Choose a level of Bloom's taxonomy and tap the corresponding icon
  • Scroll through questions and select your choice; there are approximately 20 questions in each level (121 questions total)
  • Begin typing a response in the colored box below the question
  • Go back to respond to a different topic or share your response by tapping the share button in the top right corner

Sharing Options:

  • E-mail to any address from the e-mail connected to the tablet
  • Link to Dropbox
  • Send as a PNG or PDF file
  • Print on AirPrint printer
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Instructional Ideas

Try this app out as a whole class the first time around. Choose a question together and demonstrate how to compose a response and share the document. 

Allow pupils to choose a question from an assigned level of Bloom's taxonomy and respond. This way, they are still hitting the level of thinking that you want, but there is also some individual choice involved. Not only does this differentiate the material, it allows for learners to take initiative and make choices about their own education.

Use these questions in a variety of ways for any number of texts. The questions are general enough that they could apply to almost anything your class is reading. Look through each list and find some favorites that you can assign inside and outside of the app.

If you have a cart of tablets, provide one tablet per table and assign small group work with this app. Groups could have one recorder and could collaboratively select and answer a question. This would also work with stations and single person use.

Assign one question from each level as a final assessment, or assign one question per day and move up one level a day to gradually increase the level of thinking.

Classroom Considerations

Set up the sharing options before assigning work on this app and decide whether you want class members to e-mail their work or if you want it shared on Dropbox. This way, class members will only have to press one button to share.

If you do not select a question, a warning will pop up before you exit the template. All forms save to the app unless you do not select a question and tap Do Not Save on the warning message. You can access all saved templates.

Have learners tap the gear symbol to change the settings before beginning. On this page, they can type in their name, the title of the book or resource they are reading, and the author of the text. The app automatically populates this information into all of the templates. When this information is changed, it changes it on all new templates, but does not alter previously saved materials.

PNG and PDF files cannot be altered in the way you would edit a Word document or Google doc. There are programs you can download to help with editing PDF files. If you have a paid account, you can convert PDF files to Word and Excel documents in Adobe Acrobat.

Pros

  • Strong questions
  • Well-organized
Cons

  • Can only share as PNG or PDF file