Saturday, June 18, 2011

The iPad is AWESOME.....I Can Even Make My Own Movies!

Since school has been out my Mom and I have been spending a lot of time finding iPad apps that I would like.  She is also making a list of apps that we could put on the new iPads at school so I am testing them out for her.  This is a lot of fun!  

We made three folders that hold the apps that I use. They are on the first page of Mom's iPad.  

In the folder called "Hagan" there are all kind of apps.  I like Stack the States, Lego minifigures, Talking Tom, PBS Kids and others.  I love playing Angry is so much fun.  I am a lot better than Mom at playing and I help her when she plays.  

The most AWESOME app on the iPad is called Puppet Pals HD.   It cost $2.99 for all of the characters and backgrounds that they have.  

I can make my own movies with Puppet Pals.  I just open up the app and push the button in the corner that says "Push To Start."

I look through all of the characters and scenes that I have and decide what my movie will be about.  There are funny choices like monsters, aliens, President Obama, dragons, butterflies, farm animals and so much more.

You can pick 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 characters and that many backgrounds too.

When your characters and backgrounds are all picked, you can start your movie.  You can move  around on the background, make them smaller or bigger with your fingers and even change the scenes.

When you have it all set up it is time to record your movie.  There are buttons on the top of the screen that you push to record.  You can talk, move the characters around and change the background as you are recording.  Once you have what you want in your movie,  Puppet Pals HD lets you give it a title and share it with others.  

Mom and I put a couple of my FIRST, AWESOME movies in her library Van Meter Library VOICE YouTube channel.  Hagan's First Puppet Pal Video  is my very first movie and it was so much fun.  I hope you like it.  I am making a lot more movies and will share them on my blog and Twitter.  

Tonight on Facebook my Mom's friend Beth  told us that her 7 year old daughter Anne was inspired by ME to also try out Puppet Pal's. Beth said that she had a great time creating and will share a movie as soon as it is done.  

Please let me know if there are other apps that I just have to try out. 

I have time, an iPad that I can use everyday and best of all...


Have fun trying out Puppet Pals, Stack the States, National Geographic, Words With Friends and many many more.  


  1. Wow, Hagan, that sounds like fun! If I ever get a iPad, I want you to be my teacher :-) Thanks for demonstrating these cool apps for us.

  2. My students in my 4th grade like Stack the States too. We haven't tried Puppet Pals but after seeing your movie, I hope that we can. I also want to check out National Geographic and Words with Friends. Keep writing your blog. It's giving me some good ideas.

  3. Hagan your move is AWESOME! I can't wait to share it with the teachers at my school who are sometimes afraid to use new technology with their students. You will be an inspiration! Woot! :)

  4. I love puppet pals too. Your movie is filled with some really cool characters and I love the sound effects! I know lots of fun apps that my son Connor really likes. Try storykit. It's free. You can make your own storybook using pictures, drawings, and text. You can even add your own voice like in your puppet pals movie.
    Can't wait to see what app you share next!

  5. Thanks, Hagan, for inspiring Anne to make a video too! We are enjoying reading your posts.

  6. Hi everyone,

    Thank you for reading my blog.

    Diane, I will be your teacher. You can come to my house for a year to learn. :)

    Barbara, I bet your students learn a lot from Stack the States too. It is fun. My Mom, Dad and I do it together.

    Library Girl, I am not afraid of technology. I like to help others with it too.

    Ann, I would love to see some of the things your son creates too. I already have another app I want to share. :)

    Beth, Thank you for sharing Anne's movie...I loved it. :) I am happy that she likes to read my blog with you.

  7. Hagan, I just love this post! It is great to hear what you like. Teachers love to talk about what kids like, but it is so important, and MUCH more fun to hear it from kids themselves! Thank you for sharing, and keep on blogging!