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Brush of Truth App Recommended for Fostering Creativity in Classroom
Brush of Truth, a book app for tweens 8-12, was named one of “8 Apps That Foster Creativity in the Classroom” by Teachers With Apps. The educational app by Story Bayou is available on iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Google Play/Android and Windows 7.
8-12, was named one of “8 Apps That Foster Creativity in the
Classroom” by Teachers With Apps. The educational app was
created by Story Bayou, a mom’s vision to get kids reading
The $1.99 app is available on iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Google
Play (Android) and Windows 7. Brush of Truth tells the story
of two tweens who find an enchanted paintbrush made by a
medieval sorcerer. Told in second person to cast the reader as
the main character, the app lets the user choose what happens
next in the story. Brush of Truth has 125 pages of story and
illustrations, with 65 decision points and 20 possible endings.
Teachers With Apps named Brush of Truth one “of the best apps
available to promote the creative learner in the classroom.”
“Brush of Truth, developed by Story Bayou, Inc., is an extremely
clever interactive book app,” according to Teachers With Apps.
“It can be customized for the needs of the reader, by the reader…
Brush of Truth is an engaging tale for tweens 8-12 years old,
including reluctant readers.”
The app won the 2012 Media of the Year award in Interactive
Books from Creative Child Magazine. It has been named a
“Recommended iPad Book App for Older and Reluctant Readers
Ages 8-12” by Digital Storytime, and one of “6 Interactive Book
Apps to Get Kids Excited About Reading” by Tecca. Brush of Truth
recently received a five-star rating from Technology in Education.
Free Common Core-aligned lesson plans are available for Brush of
Truth on the Story Bayou website.
“Teachers are using Brush of Truth to inspire creative writing
lessons, to engage them in writing their own multiple-ending
stories, and to get them excited about reading,” said Julie Landry
Laviolette, founder of Story Bayou and author of Brush of Truth.
Laviolette, a longtime journalist and writer, founded Story Bayou
to develop interactive book apps for tweens. Brush of Truth,
release in Feb. 2012, has been recognized nationally for its
appeal to reluctant readers.