Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
"StoryBoom”, an art application for reinforcing concepts in school was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, which takes a look at the latest and coolest products in the technology world. Mallory Sofastaii, a host of NewsWatch and technology expert, conducted the app review and shared with viewers how it helps uses art to help children understand concepts.
Schools across the country have cut art programs out of their curriculum in favor of the common core subjects. Unfortunately, a recent study by PBS shows that engaging children with art is beneficial to their development and is correlated to stronger concept comprehension.
ToonBoom recognized the need for art education and created StoryBoom, a platform that encourages creativity and critical thinking in children. Storyboom allows a child to construct a digital storybook by creating images and adding text to show their understanding on a subject.
With the app, children can create or import a picture for their background, they can draw over that background, and then they even add animation to the entire piece using a separate packaged called FlipBoom.
For example, if children are learning the water cycle in class, the teacher can have each child use StoryBoom to draw clear skies, then clouds, then rain, then evaporation back into the sky. Then the entire storybook can be animated into one piece and shared with the class as a presentation.
StoryBoom is available for Windows and Mac computers and they offer special educational pricing for educators. To learn more, head to http://www.toonboom.com/storyboom.
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