Elementary School, Middle School

Create Fun Flipbooks With Animator for iPad

Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 7.13.54 PMAnimator for iPad is a nice app for creating flipbooks on your iPad. Animator provides a blank canvas on which you can draw and paint anything you like. When you tap “next” to create the next page in your flipbook you still see a faded version of your previous page. That view of the previous page is helpful for sequencing your drawings to create a story built in the same way that old cartoons were created one scene at a time. After you have created all of your pages you can preview your flipbook, adjust the speed at which each page is flipped, and add a soundtrack to your flipbook. Soundtracks have to be created outside of Animator and imported into your flipbook. I simply imported a music track that I had on my iPad when I tested Animator.

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Animator could be a great app for students to use to create and illustrate short stories on their iPads. If you want students to add some narration or music to their Animator flipbooks, have them use SoundCloud to make recordings to use in Animator. Finished Animator projects can be saved directly on an iPad or shared via email.

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