First, the App. It's called YAKIT Kids and it is available for Apple devices and I think for Android as well (but since I don't have an Android device, I'm not certain about that). It is totally free and it is fantastic. It can take any picture and make it talk...turning it into a short video. You can change the pitch of the voice and even add fun cartoons like talking bacon or a talking penguin. There are super simple step by step instructions so, even if you are not the strongest technology person, you can easily use this app.
I showed an example to my kids at church then had them line up if they wanted their picture taken and used in an upcoming announcement! They loved it and every week now watch to see if it will be their face on the big screen. As you can see, I've included a couple of examples. Above is a silly one of a friend and fellow Children's Pastor, Jill Waltz (I gave her a beard and huge eyes as well as a friend), and the other I made using a picture of the bobble heads of John Wesley and Phineas F. Bresee that sit on either side of my District License (both were important men in my denomination). I hope to be ordained next year so I thought it would be fun to make an encouraging YAKIT for me.
Seriously, this app is a lot of fun and since it is free, fits into any budget. I hope you have as much fun with it as I do.
Now, about the conference that I mentioned.
|One of the wonderful Breakout sessions.|
|Worship at CMConferece 2015|
That's it for this week.