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App of the Week: Perfect Captions  

by Angie Teed


The student version of this app is on all K, 1, and 2 student iPads this year.  Students can either take a picture or use a picture from the camera roll.  Then, they are able to caption it.  It’s so easy to use and has so many possibilities!  Have students take a picture of a partner after sharing thoughts about a story.  Then they can caption the picture with a summary of the partner’s thoughts.  Or, have them take a picture of a page in a picture book and caption what characters are thinking.  They can even caption a picture from a non-fiction book with facts they’ve learned about animals, etc.  The possibilities are endless! 

To start, just open the Perfect Captions app.  Click the plus sign at the bottom that says “Photo.”  Then, choose to either take a new photo or import from photo library.

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You will see instructions on how to use the app when you open your picture.  If you use one finger, just swipe down and to the right on your picture to open a caption bubble.  To edit the font, background and shape of the bubble, click Edit on the right side of the screen.  When students are done, they can click the done button.  When they go to open that picture from the main Captions page again, they will have the option to Export on the right side of the screen.  They can then email their finished products to you!

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