Stop Motion Animation With iStopMotion

Today I had the opportunity to try out iStopMotion ($9.99). This is by far the best app I have seen for creating stop motion movies. It is very intuitive and easy to use. I think that most people would be able to teach themselves quite easily. The one feature that makes this app worth the […]

Film Directly to Google Drive

It is very easy to add film of photos directly to your Google drive with an iOS device. I think it is the easiest way for students to share media when working in groups. Follow the steps below.

Download this handout: Film to Drive

iPad Trailer Storyboards

I have been working with some 5th grade classes making movies using the iPads. Some of the students were creating trailers for books they have read. I created the storyboards below to help them plan their movies.

Storyboard – Coming of Age
Storyboard – Expedition
Storyboard – Swashbuckler
Storyboard – Teen

See the finished book trailers.

5th Grade Book Trailers

5th grade class’ book trailers from their book club books. Created on the iPad. They used these storyboards below to plan the shots.

Math Apps For English Language Learners

A close friend of mine, Jim Wenk, is going to pilot a math class for ELL students using iPads, and he asked me for some recommendations for apps. I didn’t have too many recommendations, so I asked my PLN. Below is what was suggested & who suggested the app. All are free unless otherwise noted.

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Movie FX Cam App Free Today

Use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to shoot hi-res videos and photos with special effects rendered in real time. Download Movie FX Cam

iPhoneography App Giveaway

iPhoneography is giving away several cool apps for three days only. Many video & photo apps included. Get your apps before November 21, 2012. See the apps in the iTunes Store.


A couple of weeks ago at the Learning 2.0 conference I went to an iPod photography workshop by Dave Caleb. This was an outstanding session, and I came away with ideas for being a better photographer, and new apps for my iPod. My favorite app from the workshop is Pro HDR. When there is mixed […]

Intro to iPad

This week in The Fish Bowl we are doing some basic iPad training. I developed this iPad Anatomy handout listing the hardware features for those who are brand new to the iPad.



Two Fun Video Apps

A while ago my son started playing with Action Movie FX (Bad Robot Interactive, Free). This app will add various effects to your video. The app comes with four effects including Missile Attack, Car Smash, Demolition Rock, & Rough Terrain, & there are more available for purchase. One thing I don’t like about this app […]