Cartoon Camera

 

image  Cartoon Camera Pro app is a really cool app that creates sketch like images from any image stored in your camera roll or from images taken with your iPad camera. Very simple to use: you upload an image, and once uploaded you can then resize, rescale, or crop. You then can select if you want your image to appear in black and white, coloured, or distorted and also add filters.

Your image will appear like a sketched cartoon. I created this cartoon image with no fuss at all.

Images can be shared via social network tools or saved to your camera roll.

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Students and Teachers could use the images when creating

Comic books
Posters
Worksheets
Flashcards
EBooks
Or absolutely anything

Whilst this app is not entirely “educational” it does allow the creative, and not so creative, to produce a document in a fun way. I haven’t yet used this app in my classroom, but I am thinking it might be quite hilarious for students to take a photo of themselves, turn that into a comic sketch and then use that image to create a poster that describes them. Definitely think that my year 8s will enjoy that activity and also sharing their creation, And while it might seem a bit frivolous students will still be talking, reading, listening and writing in the target language. Who said teaching and learning a language can’t be fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ComicBook!

image  ComicBook is a very simple and easy to use app which allows you to create a comic strip in a matter of minutes with minimal effort.

Starting with one of 30 different layout templates, ComicBook lets you import images from your camera roll or take photos from the ipad camera to drop into each panel. You can rotate and zoom each picture to get the right fit in the frame, and apply a wide range of visual effects. Once you have added your images you can then add text, word bubbles, and stamps, all of which can be individually customised. After dropping a text box or word bubble anywhere on the screen, you can easily move it around, adjust the tail direction, and input dialogue. The easy to use and friendly interface makes undoing mistakes an uncomplicated process, and if you need, there is an in-depth help menu explains all of the features in detail. Once you have created your comics you can save it to your camera roll, share it via email or a Dropbox app.

At a cost of $1.99 this app is excellent value. I was lucky enough to get mine for free as the makers of the app had dropped the price to $0.00 during May, so it pays to keep a look out for apps gone free.