March 16, 2012

iPad App Ratings

*Please note:  To protect the privacy of my student in this article, he will be called Marcus..  

Product Description from the App Store - Stardom: The A-List
Cost:  Free

- From getting off the bus as a nobody to accepting an award as an international - superstar, get rich and famous by starring in movies and TV shows and winning over fans.
- Work on-set to earn a 5-star performance, rave reviews, and more fans
- Invite friends to exclusive parties, have them co-star in your projects, or check the Top 100 to see who’s more famous.
Stardom:  The A-List

My student *Marcus enjoys the app called, "Stardom:  The A-List."  This app cleverly takes the user through a series of similations describing what is it like to be a popular entertainer.   The player can experience movie/television show auditions, learn how to connect to the movers and shakers in the industry and develop a image or brand that will attract fans.  

Marcus Tablet and iPod
Marcus enjoys this app because it gives him just a little taste of what is would be like to work in the entertainment business.   Why is this app so appealing to Marcus?  Well, he is a member of the Phillips School Choir, Glee Club and is an aspiring singer/actor.   He's one of many favorite performers at the all school assemblies.  I call him, 'Lil Michael Jackson'  because of the quality and range of his voice.   In addition, Marcus is one of my library regulars who visits before/after school and during the lunch periods.   If he's not checking out the library iPad to access Stardom, then he's playing the game on his personal tablet and iPod.

While this app may not be on the top of the list for educators, this is an app that is valued by my student.  For this reason, Stardom is a app that appears on my library iPads.

iPad App Rating on a scale of 1 to 5:  Five Phillips Paw Prints

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