It probably relates to the fact that Apple says that we're not supposed to have more than one device tied to one Apple ID (according to the info at their Fall tech update).  We're supposed to be using managed distribution for everything.

I tried to downloading it to our VPP account but got a message that "an unknown error had occurred."

Edith Fogarty
Technology Integration Facilitator
Bradford Elementary School
143 Fairground Rd
Bradford, VT 05033
802.222.4077 x208
802.222.5196 fax

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Amanda Bickford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Aimee, yes that is what we did.  I purchased (for free) with my Apple ID, a school Apple ID, and I logged on to our schools Volume app account and purchased 50 free copies for our teachers and students. 


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Boucher, Aimee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Shari,

This came across the list serve today.  I am planning on doing a Claymation project later this month at MBS.  Is it possible to “purchase” this app today for free and add it to MBS iPads later (you were just here!)??


On Jan 16, 2014, at 2:39 PM, Nancy Colbourn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Amanda- did this email come to you from Apple?


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Amanda Bickford <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi All,

I wanted to let you know about a great app that is free today.  iStopMotion for iPad allows students and teachers to be their own director creating incredible animations, claymation or stop action motion videos.  The app regularly costs $9.99 so this is a great day to purchase the app for all of your iPads on the VPP store.  Let me know if there is anything our team at Apple can assist you with in the coming weeks or months. Hope you enjoy the app.

iStopMotion for iPad (usually $9.99).  

Additionally, as you stage your film, you can use your phone and iPad mini as remote cameras with this free app:
iStopMotion Remote Camera

It also lends to the possibility of integrating with a Mac running iStopMotion.

Targeted areas where I used this technology with students:
A.  Brainstorming the storyboarding concepts with various grade levels on any topic that you might be instructing.
B.  Skills learned to include: problem solving, improved fluency of language in conveying your ideas, collaboration with peers to have consensus on the final scope of the video, visual literacy skills, enhanced literacy, communication and language skills, innovation, critical thinking, digital citizenship and copyright to name a few.

Amanda Bickford

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