These two apps for the iPhone are not necessarily educational but they make for some decent entertainment. Think of this as my high fructose corn syrup post. VidRhythm This app was kindly given to me by the Debbie Roethke who knows what kids like. It’s stupid fun. Basically, you pick a song type and are then prompted to record specific types of sounds and it makes a song for you. I didn’t last long following the directions and moved on to just seeing what would happen if sampled random things. The following are some random soundbites from Jim Groom’s Edupunk Battle Royale interview. It has really encouraged me to consider making my own from scratch. Gif Shop Make quick and easy animated gifs directly on your phone. Do it now before they all become cinemagraphs and you’re not classy enough to make them anymore. I do wish you could set it to burst at regular intervals or possibly let me click faster but it does a decent job.
I was in an elementary school Friday and there was a line of stars with rules written on them. Most of them were fairly sad and/or boring- don’t smoke, don’t play with markers (?), don’t leave your buddy etc. Then there were these two and I cannot tell you how happy they made me.