Content Creation

Tellagami - With Tellagami, begin by creating and customizing a character. There is not a great deal of variety in virtual appearance, but just enough options exist to personalize your character. From there, you choose a background either from a few in the app itself or your camera roll. Maybe take a picture at the front of the classroom and have your character introduce you to the class, or to parents. After you customize your character and background, you can choose how you want your character to talk, either by recording your voice or typing in text. If you record your voice, you have 30 seconds. If you choose text to speech, there are male and female voices with a few different accents.

Some quick ideas you might try:
  • Have your character tell a story.
  • Pick a person in history and have them introduce themselves
  • Use a plant cell as the background and have the avatar name and discuss the function of each part of the cell.
  • Recite a famous poem or speech
  • Read a poem they wrote
  • Take a trip or go back in time and describe where the location/time period
  • Speak in Spanish, French, Mandarin or any language

When you are all done, Gamis can be emailed, posted to Facebook, or Tweeted, which also generates a link to share. You can also view your movie online and get the embed code. I could see embedding a whole bunch of these on a class wiki or blog. You can also save them to your iPad Photos. From there, Gamis can be combined together in iMovie or incorporated into other apps.

Animoto Video Slideshows - Turn your photos into stunning, professional quality videos, complete with
music and text, with Animoto’s free app! Short videos are allowed with this free version; for longer
videos, you must purchase an upgrade.

Audioboo-Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world. This free
version allows you to create audio up to 3 minutes in length and post that to your own account on the
web. You can add titles, tags, geolocation info and a photo to the recording before you upload it and
we'll save all that with the file.

Audio Memos Free–The Voice Recorder–The app is easy to use with a simple and intuitive interface.
It also includes many advanced features as volume boost, volume normalizing, editing of recordings
,and more.Free version includes ads.

CloudOn–CloudOn lets you use your iPad to create, view, and edit files directly in Microsoft Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint. It also lets you use Dropbox to manage your files. Requires free registration.

Doodle Buddy for iPad-Finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps. The app also
has lots of cool drawing tools: paintbrush, glitter, chalk, text, stencils, smudge, and more.

LiveBinders-LiveBinders lets you integrate the content you use and collect in the cloud. Create virtual
binders of information on any topic. Add your own text to further personalize your resources.

Framtastic-A free creativity app for iPad that completely reinvents collage so that everyone can do it.

Popplet Lite-With Popplet, you can capture your ideas and sort them visually in real time. This app is
great for mind mapping and brainstorming, along with creating galleries and class notes. The lite version
limits you to just one popplet at a time saved.

PuppetPals HD-Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out
your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will
be recorded in real time for playback later. The free version includes one background/theme.

QR FlipFlop-Read QR codes in real-time with the camera or decode images from the photo
library. Create QR codes for URLs, text and phone numbers using information from the clipboard or enter in
custom content.

Sock Puppets-Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook
and YouTube. Limited backgrounds included; additional may be purchased.

Springpad-Springpad is a free application that lets you quickly and easily save the ideas and
information you want to remember-on the web, on your phone, and on your iPad!

StoryBuddy Lite-StoryBuddyis a magical way to create, read and share stories with the power of multi
-touch on the iPad. Draw directly on the iPad's screen with your finger and create a picture book page by
page. Add customizable text with the built-in keyboard. Import images from your photo album for that
personal touch. Even publish your story and flip through its pages like a real book. The lite version will
save only one story at a time.

StoryKit-Create an electronic storybook. The application includes four public domain children's books
that you can rewrite and rearrange into your own new story. These are scans of the original bound
books that have been specially processed for use on the iPhone. Take "The Three Bears" and make them
four. Rewrite "The Three Little Pigs" with the wolf as the victim. Or, start with a blank book and write
whatever story is on your minds.

StoryLines for Schools-StoryLines is a game of “telephone” using pictures. You begin a StoryLine with a
common saying. A friend grows the StoryLine by illustrating that saying. Another friend titles that
drawing (without seeing the original saying). Yet another friend illustrates that title, and so on.

Story Wheel-Players record a story by spinning the wheel to get a picture, and then narrate a portion
of thestory. When done, you can listen to your story with beautifully animated pictures.The Story Teller
theme is free; others may be purchased.

Toontastic-Toontastic is a creative learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their
own cartoons through imaginative play. 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 stories
through play! Once you’re done, Toontastic will play back your animation and voice as a cartoon for you
to share with friends and family around the world. The free version contains one background/theme.