RCET kicked-off their Creative Technology Tools camp this morning in the AT&T Classroom. Across the week, participants will be introduced to variety of web-based programs and tablet apps for creating stories, animations, and videos. Below is a listing of the tools that the children explored on the first day of the camp:
Pic Collage is a free app that children can use to create collages of photos taken with an iPad or iphone. At this morning’s camp the children decorated their photos by adding text, stickers, backgrounds, and borders & then presented their creations on the big screen.
KidPix 3D is a multimedia program that allows children to create digital projects and animated stories projects viewable with 3D glasses. Children have access to multi-layered 3D backgrounds and 100 video backgrounds and can also add narration. KidPix 3D can be purchased for both Apple & PC platforms at http://www.mackiev.com/kidpix/index.html
SockPuppets is an iPad app for creating lip-synced puppet videos. The app can be downloaded at no cost from the itunes App store.
At the end of the morning the children were introduced to Kodable, an iPad app that introduces basic elements of coding and programming to young children. Our upcoming summer camp Secret Code for the Young Programmer will provide opportunities for campers to explore Kodable in depth to create games & animation. The camp runs July 21-24, 9-11:30 a.m. Registration is open online by clicking here.