Recently, Google purchased Launchpad Toys — a publisher of various iPad apps targeted at elementary-age students. In true Google tradition, two of the apps that were previously charged for have now been made free! The apps, Toontastic and Telestory, in addition to all in-app purchases, are now free in the App Store to all users.
Toontastic is a great storytelling app that allows kids to easily draw, animate and create cartoons to share with teachers and classmates. From the app store, ”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 story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family.“
Next, TeleStory takes you behind the scenes to create and broadcast your own TV show! Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show – TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket.
If you have access to an iPad cart in your classroom or elementary school, don’t hesitate to check out these free apps!