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Game Design

The library hosted two sessions of game design over winter break. We used Scratch to make two types of games. The first session made a maze and the second made a "stay away" game. Congratulations to all of the game designers. Have fun playing the games!

Click the following link for a complete list of games: Games

To learn more about Scratch or to download the program, see our previous post.

 

Toontastic

Toontastic is a fun and creative way to teach young readers about story arcs. Using the iPad app, authors are able to narrate and animate their characters in order to tell a story. The prescribed scenes are presented in an easy-to-follow outline, beginning with the setup and progressing through conflict, challenge, and climax before the resolution scene. After the scene is complete, music can be added to perfectly compliment the action.

To download the free app to your iPad touch the following link: Toontastic App

The stories below were created by kids in a library program over winter break, and are fantastic examples of what a finished product looks like.

The Monkey & The Squid

Bug Day

Pirates

Horse and the Princess

Thresher

Animated Movie Making

The videos below were made in the library's animated movie making program. Kids had the opportunity to select their cast, scenery, and write their own script. All of this was possible thanks to a pretty cool website called Xtranormal. To try Xtranormal at home, create an account on their website.

Enjoy the videos!

Lost
by: balwebcrawlers6

Misunderstanding
by: balwebcrawlers11

The Celebrity
by: balwebcrawlers7

Awesome
by: balwebcrawlers8

Presidentz Movie
by: balwebcrawlers10

I am so so lost
by: balwebcrawlers12

The Garbage Voodoo
by: balwebcrawlers13

Stop-Motion Movies: January 3

If you were one of our movie-makers, don't forget to count this program as one of your activities for the Winter Library Club. Great work!