1. Apps for kids : Episode 11 (Appysmarts - Best Apps for Young Brains)


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    Tips for this week for finding the best apps for kids iPad and iPhone by Appysmarts reviewers and users. See the current app rankings and check out best app deals, promocodes and givaways at http://www.appysmarts.com For newest tips and reviews follow Ann on Twitter https://twitter.com/appysmarts Aplikacje dla dzieci - wersja polska http://www.appysmarts.pl This week's apps for kids : Pirate Puzzles by Ayars Animation What it is: two sets of pirate puzzles (9 puzzles in each set, each puzzle from 6 to 20 pieces each) and two pirate songs with animations and interactive elements. What you do with it: complete each puzzle to view a short animation. Complete all puzzles in a set to unlock a song and play with interactive animated elements during the song. What we liked: the concept, excellent graphics and animations, songs and sound effects, many interactive elements, high fun and entertainment factor, easy operation. Very informative help/instructions section. Alphabeast by James Kelleher What it is: A set of interactive alphabet flashcards based on the book 'The Lonely Beast' by Chris Judge. What you do with it: flip through the cards, listen to the letter name on each card and the name of the objects starting with the letter. Touch the objects for animations/interaction (e.g. pop bubbles in the water, play drums, flip the light switch to turn the light on or off). What we liked: great illustrations, simple animations, narrator's voice, ease of use, humor/fun factor, high engagement factor (for younger kids). Bot Garage by Random House Digital What it is: an app for creating virtual robots. What you do with it: design your robot by from available parts (heads, bodies, arms). Name your robot and pick a scenery then view a simple animation (robot's head will spin, legs and arms will move etc). What we liked: the concept, fun factor (especially for younger kids), cool illustrations. The narration and instructions (the app is based on a book 'Lots of Bots' by David A. Carter and Noelle Carter). The options to save, edit, or share your creations. The Gift by Persian Cat Press What it is: an interactive book (about 30 pages long) about a boy who finds a baby girl and tries, with the help of the wise creatures Oomorels, to find out what the girl needs to open her eyes. What you do with it: explore the book (with the narrator or reading by yourself). Touch the objects on the pages for interaction. Also there is a simple mini game (you touch objects in the night sky for sounds and animations). What we liked: great story, beautiful illustrations, beautiful music and sound backgrounds, excellent narration. Animations and interactions 'immersing' the reader in the story.

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    • b.book - a project about books for bilingual children


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      Project Background We’re living in a world where multicultural families are becoming increasingly present in society and the constitution of them is more heterogeneous than ever before. Since multicultural families are many and will be more, the relevance of this project is becoming increasingly relevant. With this is mind the project looks at understanding how to address the diversity that naturally exists within each family. Recently i had the experience of trying to find a danish-italian book as a gift for a friend. When browsing the book store it soon became apparent that it’s almost impossible to find books that are out with the major trends. For instance it’s not hard to find spanish-english books as there is a critical mass of people across continents who need them and therefore already an existing and established market. However even when looking at those bilingual books I was surprised how books aimed for children could lack so much personality or engagement - often they were merely a monolingual book translated in two languages. As a designer I was inspired by this vacuum and I saw the potential to explore new possibilities for books that have to contain two (or more) languages. I soon found myself absorbed in the project, sketching ideas - I wanted this new type of book to be playful and interactive. To go beyond the existing model of bilingual books I wanted it to have the flexibility to switch between multiple languages in the same agile manor that bilingual people have when switching between their spoken languages in their everyday life. Project Concept B.Book is a simple concept that in a single artifact has the ability to become a bilingual book for many languages through user customisation. Having the characteristic of a platform the B.Book allows users to easily switch between languages whenever they desire while reading. B.book is a low tech solution that is made from different modular pieces that are easy to assemble - by following a few lines of instruction, users can to put together their own customised book in a matter of minutes! Music by Paolo Paron

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      • Crane Games - Stop Motion (original edit)


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        Thank you to Maximilian McNair Song 'Clean Slate' by M. Ward

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        • Hi Mom Showreel


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          • First Love


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            FIRST LOVE is part of LOVE BYTES, the online film competition of THE VOICES PROJECT. More info at www.freshink.com.au/thevoicesproject. Boy meets girl. Boy gives girl half a Tim Tam. Boy and girl marry. Girl marries other boy. Boy is confused. Official Selection - Boardwalk Film Festival 2012 Court Métrage - Festival de Cannes 2013 Audience Prize - Festival international des Très Courts 2013 Official Selection - Sydney Underground Film Festival 2013 Starring Lucas Van Hilten and Emily Foreman Written and Directed by James Hartley Director of Photography: James Shepherd 1st Assistant Camera: Tim Oxford Gaffer: Boustros Chedid Camera: Sony EX-3 Edited by James Hartley and James Shepherd Music: Kevin MacLeod - Wagner Bridal Chorus A Pyramid Schemes Production

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            • Parenting With Power: Part 3- Developing World Changers


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              Online Notes for this sermon can be viewed at the following link: http://www.a.youversion.com/events/99677

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              • Billy, Bonnie and The Bouncing Ball


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                First attempt at our new little 2D characters! Created by Ariadna Martinez and Camilo Velásquez Álvarez Animation by Camilo Velásquez Álvarez Storyboard and drawings by Ariadna Martinez Music by Petite Homme copyright 2012

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                • Truth and Grace In All Your Relationships


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                  How do you show grace while honoring truth? Few stories reveal the answer like the story of the prodigal Pastor Brandon Cox shares about the power of accepting and receiving people by grace.

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                  • Engelbones short film


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                    This film is an exploration of wartime atrocities through the eyes of children who are unaware of the truth behind a seemingly warm, kind man. The specific inspiration behind the film is rooted in the wartime activities of the infamous Nazi physician Josef Mengele, known as the 'Angel of Death' or 'Todesengel'. Mengele worked at Auschwitz, ostensibly as a doctor, where he would gain the trust of the inmates, particularly the children, before subjecting them to horrific medical experimentation, usually resulting in their sterilization and/or death. The film explores this unique and chilling relationship, based in a trust that was betrayed in the worst possible way. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2207842/ Producer - Daniel Battersby Director - Clare Unsworth DoP - Pedro Ribeiro Production Designer - Marisa Mendes Sound - Pavol Just Editor - Clare Unsworth

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                    • Babel, the cat who would be king


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                      Version française : https://vimeo.com/43762164 An interactive children book for iPad and Android tablets. iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/babel-king-epic-animated-storybook/id532494653?mt=8 Android link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.net.epic.babel.mobile "Babel is a grumpy old cat and not very bright at all"… So begins the fantastic story of a megalomaniac cat who dreams of becoming king and who dares to create his kingdom at any cost… but will he succeed? Official site: http://www.babeltheking.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BabeltheKing Twitter: @BabeltheKing Babel is self-funded and developed by EPIC (www.epic.net). The story and visual world of Babel were conceived by Karim Maaloul.

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