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Use TinyTap to Create Your Own iPad Games

TinyTap is a free iPad app that allows you to create simple games based on pictures that you take. The purpose of the games you build is to help young students (pre-K through grade 4) practice identifying objects and patterns.

To create a game on TinyTap you upload pictures or take new pictures and arrange them into a set. Then select each image to create questions about it. To create your question press the record button and start talking. When you have finished talking select a portion of your picture to serve as the answer. I created a small game about objects in my house. I took four pictures of things in my house. Each question asked players to identify the objects in my house. For example, when a player sees a picture of my kitchen he or she has to identify the tea pot by touching it.

If you don’t have time to create your own games or you just want to see what others have done, you can browse the TinyTap Market. In the Market you can find a mix of free and paid games. A few of the free games that your students can play include “Dress for Winter,” “Match It,” and “Who Is Bigger?”

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3 Responses to “Use TinyTap to Create Your Own iPad Games”

  1. On December 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm Debbie Carona responded with... #

    I did a lesson with the Pre K kids to teach them how to take “close up” and “far away” pictures with the iPads. The next class we started our first class book using Tiny Tap. We are creating a “Where is the Elf on the Shelf” book. The kids get to take pictures of the elf hiding all around the school. It’s similar to a ” Where’s Waldo” book. It’s perfect for this time of year.

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