Check out this app called ART MUSEUM. It is a standard memory game that can be played by yourself or with a partner. I navigated my way through and found it to be quite engaging. You can match noteworthy images of paintings, match paintings to artists and match artists to their work. The game has a “gallery” to familiarize yourself with the works of art.
Third graders Logan and Dillon write: The game “Art Museum” is a fun educational game. There is a “Memory game, art gallery, pop quiz, and spelling.” The memory game helps your mind think very hard and it helps you learn different kinds of pictures and artists. I would rate this game a 5 Star!”
This app was also tested by first graders. They found it equally fun and engaging. I must also add that I have spent some time watching the interaction and cooperation between pairs of students. It appears a great venue to build pilina.
I believe the app costs $1.99…certainly worth the cost when you consider the amount of learning and fun that follows. With so little time to always infuse art education into the curriculum, I am happy for something so perfect.
Puppet Pals is a simple cartoon/animation creation app. It allows students to create animations using preset characters and settings. There is a free version as well as a paid version for $2.99. Students manipulate characters while recording their voices to create an animation. The app also allows for the uploading of photos to use in animations. There is a wide variety of characters available (especially in the paid app) including famous people. Students can manipulate the characters with their fingers, making them change size and direction. The possibilities for this app are limitless!
Here is what one of my fourth graders, Buddy, created with 10 minutes, a little imagination, and the Puppet Pals app. According to Buddy, “This app is awesome because kids of all ages would like it. There are all kinds of different characters that would please everyone, young or old, boy or girl. There are also a lot of different backgrounds that are really cool, and you can use multiplie backgrounds in one video. The app has very cool features.”
Thank you to my third graders Keli’i and Ty for the following review. Today they had wrapped up their art lesson and were looking for something new to do. I handed them my iPad and asked them to play with some of the apps that I had downloaded. This is their review…
“The iPad app we are reviewing is Zoodle Pad. It is good for creating abstract art. You control the ball which produces the colors by tilting the iPad or moving it with your finger. You can also control how thick the ball is and how fast it goes. Rating: 5 Stars
Math Evolve is an app that allows students to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in a fun way. It was nominated for “Best Educational Game of 2011.” The object of the game is to complete math equations. Equations are given and the player must move his alien to the correct answer. Correct answers allow the player to advance to a higher level. The purpose of the app is to practice Math, but you also get to shoot things.
This review was completed by Damien, a 6th grader at Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i.