Stop Motion Studio is a filmmaking app that can be used across the content areas. Similar to the Lego movies you may have seen made by filmmakers on YouTube or claymation characters moving across the screen. In the classroom teachers are using this app to have students demonstrate their understanding of content in lots of subject areas.
This app combines still images to make a stop motion animation film. In the Social Studies classroom students can move figurines across the screen to show a historical event in action. In the Math classroom students can use virtual manipulatives to model the solution to a math problem.
Apple has created an iBook full of lesson ideas for teachers using Stop Motion Studio with their students. It includes activities for Science, Social Studies, and more.
Earlier this year I shared a First Aid app from the American Red Cross that is full of useful information and completely free.
The American Red Cross also has three apps designed to support victims of natural disasters. Whether you’re studying a region of the United States or just looking to spark a discussion, these apps will come in handy. Show your students how to prepare and stay safe with the tips they share.