Saturday, February 16, 2013

PowToon Update!

Since my inital post on PowToon, a few things have changed!  First, I shared the initial PowToon presentation with a student in my class', mother. After she showed the video to her child, she replied back with the comment below.

" When I told T*** you sent her a special video, she wanted to watch. I hit play and without  sound, it was difficult to gets her attention to watch initially. Once she saw the words he was interested but it went too fast for her to read it all and I started losing her. She seemed indifferent about the cartoon. I think seeing her face or faces of peers/staff she has a relationship with seems to engage him a bit more. I do love use of the words. I think she would enjoy hearing your voice reading while she follows along."

From T**** mom's feedback, I went back into PowToon and edited the video to go slower. I also added in pictures of myself and pictures of T***. When I added audio, I found that only 1 audio track could be added to the PowToon presentation. I was NOT able to delineate which audio track played on which slide. I then opted to take out the audio. 

After creating my first presentation with PowToon, I made a post on the PowToon's Facebook page inquiring about a PowToon app.  I think using PowToon would be easier on an iPad or tablet.  I think it would be easier to manipulate the presentation with fingers, than with a mouse.  Below was their prompt response. I am eager to try out the PowToon app once it is available! Since I have "Liked" their page on Facebook, I predict they will post updates as the release date becomes closer.

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