February 9, 2015
Following the purchase of Launchpad Toys by Google, this latter has officially made the two popular educational apps Toonastic and TeleStory free for everyone. This piece of news, which I learned from Jonathan Wylie, is a great welcome for educators and teachers. The two apps are already being heavily used by teachers and we have reviewed them here in several past instances, however, now that they are free, teachers will have access to those powerful and advanced features that were available only to premium members through in-app purchase.
Toonastic is a great storytelling app that allows kids to easily draw, animate and create beautiful cartoons to share with others.”Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show – simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family. “
TeleStory is another fantastic storytelling app that draws on the power of augmented reality features. It allows users to create stories using a wide variety of themes, animated scenes, 50 different digital costumes, and many special effects. Users can record or broadcast their creations by exporting them to their camera roll and then from there share them with others.