February 23, 2014
Just a few weeks ago I shared here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a list some of the best iPad apps to promote creativity and innovative thinking in your students. Today, I brought you three awesome apps that are specifically geared towards a younger audience . These are basically iPad apps that you can use with your kids to boost their creative thinking through empowering them with the tools to create short animated videos and drawings. Check them out below:
1- Creative Kids
The app gives children over six a step by step method for creating their own animations and moving images using colour pencils, paper, and a tablet computer. Fine motor skills, creativity, and imagination are stimulated in a playful and fun way.
2- Animation Express
This animation studio is a great app for kids to create animated versions of their drawings and paintings.However, the free version is limited as to what you can do with these animations, more options and functionalities are included in the pro version including the ability to send your animations via email, or view in AirPlay, even upload to YouTube with your soundtrack!
3- ABCya Animate
ABCya! Animate is a creative tool for children to make and share animations on iPad! A beautifully designed child-centered interface makes the creative process fun and simple. Students as young as Kindergarten can make animations!