I was so excited to be a part of the technology seminar dubbed "Playdate58" this past week. It was a great opportunity to connect with educators from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and teaching levels. I made a great connection with another art teacher, learned about google forms and got a heck of a lot of ideas flowing.
Which combination image/text design apps are the best?
I have used a variety of apps to create specifically for thebeeskneescousin and there are more than a few image/text apps out there to choose from. Below is a breakdown of some the main differences between the three apps I use the most.
A Beautiful Mess, Over and an app called Rhonna, are my favorites. They all make it very quick and easy to compose a good looking image that can combine both photos and text. As you can expect, they all have strengths and weaknesses.
I wanted to illustrate some of the hilarious things that come out of my three year old's mouth. I combed through my pictures and used a few different apps to help combine the images and text. Look for a review of them here.
My daughter and I had such a great time this morning using an eye dropper on wax paper. I filled three bowls with yellow, red, and blue liquid watercolor and set a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.
My three year old quickly learned how to put the eye dropper under the water, squeeze and release to capture the color. She took great pride in creating big and "tiny-tiny" drops on the paper. And made me laugh as she explained that "this was a map to Canada".
Who gives the most instant gratification?
Magisto, Videolicious, or Animoto?
If you're ready for a step above vine and instagram but you're not ready for imovie then there are a slew of automated video editing apps out there. Apps like magisto, videolicious, and animoto will take your photos and videos and spit them back out to you enhanced with visual and audio effects that turn your homeroom videos into a much more professional looking piece of short film.
After a picturesque holiday weekend I wanted to refine my images. I wanted instant satisfaction, and cheap ... meaning free. I shot most of my shorts using the 8mm app (more on that here) and was looking to combine those together with a few still images as well.
I tried animoto, videolicious, and magisto. Each one has unique things to bring to the table ... and each one has its drawbacks.