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Toontastic - SLC 2013

Toontastic was a great way to kick off the tech programs for the Summer Library Club! The free iPad app is a wonderful tool to introduce children to story arcs as the program offers different scenes like setup, conflict, challenge, climax, and resolution. Kids used Toontastic to pick a setting, characters, music, and narrate a story. Click on the links below to watch the animated stories. Enjoy!

Friends

Pirates

Princess

The Battle

Space Dudes

The Challenge

Life in The Ocean

You

The Sea

Getaway

Friends (Pirate Friends)

The Princess and the Pony

Princess Friendship

Guys

Princess's Horse

 

 

Toontastic: Storytelling App

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 in our latest program.

Friends

Pirates

Horse Gone Missing

 

LEGO Mindstorms

Last week, we hosted another fantastic LEGO Mindstorms program. This time, it was up to the builders to decide what they were going to do. Each group was given a simple base model to start with and told to let their creativity take over. We didn't know what to expect, but were amazed when each group came up with a completely different robot. It was truly impressive to witness the creativity and smarts it took to design and program the robots. Great job to all who participated!

Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of the fun, and keep an eye out for our next Mindstorms program.

Scratch - Pac Man Edition

In the most recent Scratch Animation class, the group learned how move their characters using the arrow keys, have "enemies" move randomly, and how to make character's disappear to signify the end of the game. The examples below are really impressive games that took a lot of hard work. Great job!

To learn more about Scratch, see our previous post: Scratch Animation

The Last Pac-Man

Scratch Project

Backwards Meteor

Scratch Project

 

Pac-Man Game FINAL

Scratch Project