The campers started out their second session of the Creativity & Animation Tools camp with the PicCollage app. Pic Collage is a free app that can be used to create collages of photos on an iOS, Android or Kindle device. This morning the children explored the front campus area near “The Rock” and captured additional photos using the iPads. Once they were back in the AT&T Classroom, the children received a quick lesson on how to use Pic Collage to create a collage of their photos. The campers quickly figured out the app and added stickers & backgrounds to complete their collages. The children were so proud of their projects and enjoyed viewing each camper’s collage projected on the big screen and the Apple TV.The campers were also introduced to the Puppet Pals app for creating digital stories. Puppet Pals is an iOS app that can be used to create digital stories with animation and voice-over audio. The app offers templates with backgrounds and characters that children can use to create an animated movie with their recorded voice. Puppet Pals is a great tool for encouraging childrens' creative thinking and language skills while also providing an opportunity to focus on story elements and building a story. Both free and premium versions are available in the Apps store.
The children loved creating pictures and animated scenes using Drawing Pad HD on the iPads. Drawing Pad HD is a free app that provides a mobile digital art studio for iOS devices. Children are able to use the app to create their own art using a magic glow brush, chalk, pencil, stickers and backgrounds.
One of the learning apps that the children explored this morning was Rocket Speller. Rocket Speller is designed to provide spelling practice to young children in an engaging game-like format. The app offers 140 words and 5 levels of difficulty.
Another highlight of the morning was “TheO SmartBall” a cushioned ball with a safety strap that secures an iOS or Android device allowing the ball to launch an app when tossed or rolled. Apps can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or GooglePlay and target concepts such as numbers, letters, listening skills, etc. secures an iOS or Android device allowing the ball to launch an app when tossedor rolled. Apps can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or GooglePlayand target concepts such as numbers, letters, listening skills, etc.