Craft Studio App Review

App of the Week – Craft Studio Reviewed by I.C.T Captain Eve

This app was recommended by Tanyshah and Monique from 5/6JC as part of their spending money for winning the Five Cent Fundraiser Challenge.  It costs $5.49.

What’s good about this app?

It’s very creative and there are lots of amazing things to keep you creating for a long time. Everything is also realistic and looks like you’ve done it on a page. There are a range of themes with different stickers, backgrounds and more than enough themes. You can also punch holes in paper, type in a special message, stamp and draw with your hand.

What’s not very good about this app?

The app is American so some themes have ‘Happy 4th of July’ or ‘I love you Mom.’ Also, you have to pay an additional $1.99 per extra theme. The app is already expensive so we don’t need to pay more money! The help videos aren’t very helpful either.

What would you add?

I would probably add a section so people can choose their nationality, so everything was relevant to them.

One word to describe Craft Studio…..

Inventive.

What would you give the app out of 10?

An 8.5. I think it was well made app, it had its faults (as everyone does {yes, even apps}), but it had good things too. A good example of a Craft App.

Good choice Monique and Tanyshah! 🙂

Have you used Craft Studio? Tell us about it!

Tagxedo Website Review

Website review by ICT Captains

Tagxedo is a website that creates a picture using words. You can use Tagxedo for a lot of things like a mind map or describing something or how you feel. Basically, you can use it for anything!  It’s a great way to present information in a different way.

Simply type in a selection of words on a chosen topic, chose a shape to represent the words, experiment a bit with the colours and you’re done!

This is an example of one we made about I.C.T at our school.

 

It is a pretty easy site to use.  Sometimes it is tricky to find the right link, but if you have a bit of a play around you can work it out.

Do you have any questions about Tagxedo?

What would you use Tagxedo for?

There are so many possibilities!

Voki

Website review by ICT Captain Ebony.

Voki is a cool website that lets you build your own talking avatar.  You can use it to make a Voki for a blog, website, school work, homework, as a report or even for a blog post like this!

Voki is easy to use. First you choose a character (that’s the fun part).  You get to choose from all sorts of different faces and backgrounds.  When you are happy with how your Voki looks you type or say what you want it to say.

Voki is suitable for all ages.  At UPPS everyone from Grade 2 to Grade 6 have used it before.  With help, younger children could use it too.  The only bit they might need help with is the typing when the Voki needs to talk.

 I’ve made an example for you to look at.  Hope you like it!

Try Voki today!