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What’s the Value of Digital Storytelling?

The ToonTastic app is clearly fun, as I described in the previous post. But is there an educational element to this kind of digital storytelling? What do kids learn when they piece together a plot hatched from their own imagination? I asked Andy Russell, the app’s co-creator, to tell us more. Andy is a graduate … Continue reading What’s the Value of Digital Storytelling? →

Digital Storytelling Comes to Life on the iPad

Until such time when Facebook and texting take over their lives, pretend play-acting and storytelling take up most of kids’ play time and mental space. At least for my seven-year-old daughter, that’s still the case. So when I was asked to review the Toontastic app for the iPad by one of its creators, Andy Russell, … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Comes to Life on the iPad →

No More Lost in Translation with WordLens

You can take the time to learn a new language with online tutors as described in the post below, or you can just use your iPhone for immediate gratification. The WordLens app for the iPhone, released a few days ago, automatically translates words to your chosen language and pastes them onto the scene through its … Continue reading No More Lost in Translation with WordLens →

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