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A Simple App Smash To Create Turkey Story Problems

A Simple App Smash To Create Turkey Story Problems

Last week in math we practiced writing our own story problems, then decided to get a bit creative with them. We ended up making a Book Creator book to combine all the turkey story problems we created.

Here’s the process to create Turkey Story Problems –

  1. Make a background with Make A Scene Farmyard. (We made a few as a class and saved them to our camera roll to save time)
  2. Open Pic Collage for Kids, and add your picture. Set it as the background.

Turkey Story Problems

3. Add your turkeys in groups. You can use the image search feature or save some from a
website like Pixabay to the camera roll to use.

Story Problems With Turkeys

4. Save your image from Pic Collage for Kids.

5. Add the image to Book Creator (make sure all books are created in the same format, we
chose “Portrait” for this book). Type in the number sentence, and record the story problem.

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6. Put the student books together. Here’s a tutorial on combining books.

7. Export your book as a video and or an eBook. We like to do both, that way we can read it and
interact with the book on our iPads, and easily watch and share the book with others.

Each of my math classes created a turkey story problem before students partnered up to create one together. Here’s the fun finished product …

So besides having a little Thanksgiving fun, these steps can easily be used to create any type of story problem.

Later in the week we decided to animate a few story problems with Explain Everything as a class.

I hope you’ll enjoy using these simple app smashes to create in math!

MZ Sig

How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu

How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu

After our collaborative How To writing project, everyone was quick to get started on their own “expert” stories. Making lists of things we’re experts at helps generate ideas, then the stories start to flow! We’ve published our writing several different ways this year, so I offered an idea menu of apps to publish with to… Continue Reading


MoMA Art Lab App: Inspiring Creativity

MoMA Art Lab App: Inspiring Creativity

A few weeks ago I tweeted about discovering the MoMA Art Lab app, and have loved using it. Last week I got the opportunity to share it with my students. It was a big hit, so I wanted to share it here. It’s very simple to create beautiful works of digital art using their HUGE selection… Continue Reading


Fun with Flipagram

Fun with Flipagram

Have you tried Flipagram yet? It is such a versatile tool for making thinking visible, and I love that your video saves to the camera roll automatically! The app smashing potential is very high! Yesterday afternoon I did a Tech Tips session for my campus about Flipagram, and everyone was really excited! There were both… Continue Reading


Pumpkin Fact Task Card

Pumpkin Fact Task Card

So I have been a totally remiss blogger the past month or so! I keep writing up posts, then not getting to finish them up! I’m so sorry! After writing my last post, Carve-A-Pumpkin – App-tivities for Fall, I made a pumpkin fact task card for my students to use, and wanted to share it here.… Continue Reading


Noun Task Cards

Noun Task Cards

My students have really been enjoying these noun task cards during our station time. I wanted to share them with you, along with an example that we put together. Click on each picture to download a copy for your class to use, or click here to access all three. Noun Movies –      … Continue Reading