TouchCast Studio

App review by Stacy Zeiger, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Awesome video creator presents some privacy concerns.

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age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Great for Creating a Public Service Announcement

TouchCast has a variety of recording and editing features, but can still appeal to the novice user. Students can easily edit the order of video clips with the drag of a finger, seamless insert vapps (video apps) such as images, charts, webpages and more. I've personally used TouchCast with 7th graders to create a health-related, collaborative public service announcement and they loved it. Be sure to provide a brief tutorial of basic features before letting students use TouchCast; this will avoid confusion and/or frustration. Pros: Editing is easy, supports the import of video clips and audio, green screen feature is very easy to use. Cons: Wealth of features may overwhelm some, interface can be confusing (practice using it first, watch tutorials).

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age 15+

Touchcast supports the highest level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

Because Touchcast is easy to use and allows for remixing of content, it is a great video creation site. It is also very easy to share creations with a wider audience. For this reason, I would not recommend allowing young children to publish videos, although they create videos that remain locally on the device. Beyond privacy concerns, the current platform constricting of only on an iPad or a PC desktop are also a concern. Although Touchcast will work with an iPad 2, it works best with newest versions of iPads.

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