Sunday, 5 January 2014



In my school everyone have their own computer from grade 6 (1 to 1 students). The younger students have Ipad but not their own.  They can work 1 to 1 student one lesson every day. I also work as “lärspridare” at our school. It means that I have time to search IT information, which is useful for the students.

There are a lot of apps in English; we have tried a few ones. Some apps we use to train vocabulary, these can be use in both English and Swedish. “Skrivis” and “stavningslek” is two apps we have used.

One app that I have tried in grade 3 is Puppet Pals. This app you can use both in English and Swedish.  In Puppet Pals you start to choose what theme you want the show should be about (Christmas, fairytale, monsters, on the farm etc). After that they choose actors, you can even take picture of yourself. Then you choose backdrops, even here you can use your own pictures.  Then you start record and move the actors in various scenes. We show the shows for everyone in the class. The students like this app very much!

Lotta Blomberg

1 comment:

  1. I think it was very interesting to read your Blogpost. At my school we have just started working with Ipads. I teach grade 2 in Primary school and my pupils have Ipad on their own. It's a part of a Pilot-project and we are just in the beginning, so it's rather exciting for all of us.
    I have tried Puppet Pals after your recommendation and I really like it.
    I think you have done a good and interesting description. I wanted to try the app after reading it!
    You mentioned that you can use the app in both English and Swedish. I think it may be useful to first work with the app in Swedish and then translate the show in English. This will give your pupils a deeper understanding.
    It's a good idea showing the shows for everybody and then discuss the content. If you are working with younger pupils you may have to do this in Swedish.
    This is an app you can develop and adapt to each individual student and you can use the shows many times and for lots of different purposes. My experience is that students like when they recognize a task and know what to do.
    Thanks for letting me read your Bloggpost!
    // Ulrika Malmqvist