Sharing My One Best Thing Published Book!

Express Yourself: The Art of Me by April Requard

Express Yourself: The Art of Me by April Requard

I’m so happy, thrilled, and humbled to share my book, which you can download to your Mac or iPad and it is only available on iBooks. If you have the iBooks app installed on your iPad or Mac, then you’re good to go! My book highlights a lesson from start to finish with multiple applications and components. It’s a great lesson on self-discovery and it really makes you think about how you can take an older or “outdated” concept and make it new again with technology! The creations the students make when they are finished are worthy of framing because they really turn out to be that cool! To learn more, please download a copy of my book and let me know what you think!

Additionally, you need to check out a whole collection of Apple Distinguished Educators’ One Best Thing. The ideas, lessons, and concepts shared are truly amazing and provide such an authentic learning opportunity for all of us educators! It’s amazing to see Apple’s commitment to furthering the opportunities of educators, therefore enriching our student’s lives.

Check it out here:



App Showcase: Drawing Pad and Wordfoto

I love when you can use one or more apps together (app smash) to create an awesome project. An amazing colleague of mine and fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, Sue Gorman, asked me if I’d showcase an app for her to use at one of her presentations. It was hard to decide, but came up with this one. Drawing Pad is a great drawing app with so many options for creating and sharing. Wordfoto is one of my favorite apps and the possibilities are truly endless for creating word clouds on top of photos. In this case, kids were studying parts of speech and synonyms and antonyms. For this particular project, they were given a common word and had to come up with at least 5 synonyms for the word. They wrote the word in Drawing Pad and made the word come to life. Saving it to the camera roll, they could then import that photo into Wordfoto. In Wordfoto, they can enter the text for the synonyms and insert into picture. Wordfoto has a variety of preset styles or you can customize your own style. Here is the video I put together, which includes some student examples.



Drawing Pad