Puppet Pals is a great story telling app that makes a video presentation of your "Puppets" sharing a story, giving directions, or sharing information. Backgrounds can be uploaded from your iPad into the Puppet Pal library to be used as backgrounds. You can also save images as characters with the option to trace people out of a picture to be used as a character. This video shows an image I cut of myself and using it as a puppet.
Think of it as an electronic flannel board with more options!
The Free version has limitations, but is still good. Try it today. Download your copy from the App Store
Summer's on its way (anybody counting down?) and this app is the perfect answer to "I'm bored!" DIY.org encourages kids to take learning into their own hands by completing challenges that interest them. With over 100 skills to choose from there is truly something for everyone. Choose from topics like Duct Tape Ninja, Beekeeper, Web Designer, Veterinarian, Prankster, Photographer, Sailor, Painter, Fashion Designer, Detective, and even Summerologist. Once you select your skill, complete three of the challenges offered to earn your patch. Students can share their creations and see what other kids are making. All interaction on the site is closely monitored, so it is a safe environment.
DIY.org is a free app for the iPhone/iPad, but as the name suggests you can get there on your computer as well.