App of the Week: Comic Life

Alright, now as the name suggests Comic Life helps you create comics!  The technology is easy to use.  There are pre-made comic pages and options.  All you have to do is add the pictures and words.  Really, it couldn’t be simpler!  You also have the option to share the comics you create.  This makes group work and classroom sharing easy breezy too!  Students can create their comics and basically create a bookshelf for other students to browse what they’ve created.

The one drawback is that it is only an IOS app so that means you can only use it on Mac and iStuff.  Well, it also isn’t free ($4.99), but if you are into making comics or want your students to experience the unique creativity that it takes to create one then it’s worth it!

App of the Week: OSnap! Stop Motion Studio

OSnap!  What is “stop motion?”

Well, remember when you would draw on the edges of the pages in a book and then flip them quickly to make it look like your stick people were moving?  This is the same thing, just with technology!  Basically what OSnap! does is it takes a series of still photographs and then moves through them to create a video.  For ideas on how to use Stop Motion in your classes check out my blog.

Now the downfall, it is $0.99 for the app, but the fun you can have with it is totally worth it!

 

Sample Video