I have a suggestion for the AUSOM Community this Holiday Season. I have almost finished writing a series of articles for our Newsletter.
All of the articles are on the Mom and Pop developer team of Boy Howdy Technologies. They’re mind-stimulating and fun games for the young and young-at-heart, ranging from Card games, matching games and even crossword puzzles. They push you to think creatively to succeed, but have fun doing so.
Some of these items will be in AUSOM News, February 2023 but you can also look at all the games by searching Boy Howdy Technologies.
Why not Repurpose those old iPads or iPhones and load them up with these fun thinking games, plus Apple’s suite of school Apps?
What a treat that could be, keeping those youngsters and oldsters happy.
A gift like this for older people or those sick in Hospitals would help while away the hours.
If you have time over the holidays to become familiar with Procreate for your iPad and Apple Pencil* a good place to start is with the Beginner Videos at https://education.procreate.com/beginners-series. The videos are available on YouTube however I suggest you follow the above link as it has the videos and PDF files that can be downloaded and followed at any time without an internet connection. This is part of ProcreateEducation and if you explore the Site you will see mention of the phrases such as ‘classroom’, ‘lessons’, and ’students’. Don’t worry the content is applicable to all of us.
* An Apple Pencil (or substitute) is not essential but does add to the Procreate experience. It gives access to brushes that respond to the pressure and tilt of the pencil. Having said that digital artists used Procreate for 3 or 4 years before the Apple Pencil was available. Procreate wasn’t born in the heart of Silicon Valley, but in Old Beach, Tasmania. The company remains in Tasmania and one of the brushes is named Old Beach.