Most of my third graders were able to successfully tell a story through a storybook or movie. Each feature affords a variety of settings, characters and props. Students can narrate in text boxes and create dialogue in speech and thought bubbles. I found that the collections of settings and characters helped to jumpstart children's abilities to form a storyline.
The features in "Make A Movie" are sophisticated, yet accessible. A tutorial guides users though the process of selecting characters whose images can be manipulated. Characters have moves, emoticons and actions associated with them. Actions, text in speech bubbles, music and special effects are directed through dragging and dropping onto synchronous timelines.
My students were very engaged by the Kerpoof activities. They enjoyed being creators who could revise their own avatars, earn "Koins" to purchase additional tools from the store and interact with online peers.