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Toontastic - November 2013

 

We love to share stories at the library, but we also love to make up our own. Toontastic is an app that allows kids to author their own stories, while teaching them how to follow a traditional story arc. The app works with the iPad, iPad Mini, and iPhone. Download by pressing:

Download Toontastic App

Below are the stories made by Barrington Area Library kids in our latest program on November 8th.

 

1:00 Toontastic Class:

Boooooo

The Castle

Fun Day

The Princess

Princess and the Pony

Puppy and Princess

The Spas Girl

 

2:00 Toontastic Class

Ananymis

The Blobs Uv Doom

Bad Billy Saves the Day

The Goblin

Puppy

Sewr

 

3:30 Toontastic Class

Aliens

Aliens 2

Monster vs. Space Buggy

Pirates and the Princess

Shark vs. Pirate

Spongebob’s Attack

Star Wars

 

 

Scratch Animation - November 2013

Scratch is one of our favorite tech programs because the software is so versatile that every class creates a totally new environment. Even if you have used Scratch in the past, you can always learn another trick and design an original project.

In our November session, for grades 3-5, participants were introduced to the software and then set loose to make whatever their imaginations could come up with! The results are pretty fabulous and so are the kids!

We hope you had an awesome time at the program and if you would like to make a project at home, visit the Scratch website.

(*Note: If you are having trouble viewing the project, refresh the page, or click on the title of the scene.)

Scream

 

Percy Jackson and Medusa

 

Help

 

The Chase

 

My Wheelchair

 

Scratch Animation - Fall 2013

Scratch is one of our favorite tech programs because the software is so versatile that every class creates a totally new environment. Even if you have used Scratch in the past, you can always learn another trick and design an original project.

In our fall session, for grades 5 - 8, participants developed a scene with imported or drawn characters and backgrounds and programmed their characters to interact with other objects in the scene. There were a variety of approaches and each one turned out great!

We hope you had an awesome time at the program and if you would like to make a project at home, visit the Scratch website.

(*Note: If you are having trouble viewing the project, refresh the page, or click on the title of the scene.)

Movies with Spielberg

FDR & the Headless Hunter

Morning

Stop-Motion Animation - Fall 2013

In the fall edition of stop-motion animation, kids (grades 2-4) combined their artistic abilities with their technology skills to create some wonderful movies. First, they came up with an outline for their story. Next, they used digital cameras to take pictures and import them into iMovie. Last, they put the finishing touches on their projects by adding professional quality opening and closing effects.

The librarians were extremely impressed with the attention to detail displayed by each group. Their hard work was apparent, as each video turned out to be a masterpiece! Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.

Step-by-step instructions: Windows Live Movie Maker (PC)

Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)