Creativity champ and NY Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds unveiled a major product announcement during his keynote at the Educators @ Macworld in San Francisco on January 25th, hosted by the national educational technology organization Computer Using Educators (CUE).
Acclaimed for his uplifting stories (The Dot, Ish, The North Star), which promote bravery, creativity and self-expression, Reynolds offered a keynote to conclude a full day of presentations by Apple Distinguished Educators, Google Certified Teachers, and other influential leaders in the world of education. Reynolds informed the audience that his educational media and software company, FableVision Learning, and development partner,Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation, Inc., are releasing their best-selling Animationish™ software as an iPad app.
Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom Animation Inc states "We are thrilled to work with Fablevision on the development of Animation-ish for the iPad, enabling aspiring artists of all ages to enjoy and unleash their creativity wherever they are!"
Apple fans learned that the Animation-ish app will be released in early summer 2012, along with Animation-ish 2.0 for Mac and PC, which will provide key enhancements based on input from Animation-ish fans around the world.
Designed for students and teachers, the easy-to-use Animation-ish program allows even novices to start animating in minutes. Reynolds notes, "Teachers and students today want tools that allow them to make more meaningful, creative connections to the curriculum. The iPad version of Animation-ish will now let those connections take place anywhere, anytime, on the go."
Animation 1.0 for Mac and PC has already garnered major industry awards, including the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award, Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, and the National Parenting Publication Awards' Gold Award.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software. Toon Boom carries user-friendly animation applications for all, catering to the needs of children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools. FableVision Learning creates and publishes best-in-class tools and media that provide more creative ways to reach, engage and inspire students, helping them develop essential 21st Century skills — communication, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and creativity.
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