Tools that empower students to be more creative and be more connected. Students can use these tools to demonstrate mastery through content curation and creation, such as videos and infographics. These apps and websites can be used across most subject areas.
Adobe Spark Page is a free online web page builder. No coding or design skills needed. Students can create their own visually appealing web story using videos, pictures and text. Monthly webinars available.
Adobe Spark Video combines motion graphics, audio recording, music, text, and photos and is used to produce short animated, narrated videos. Spark Video includes several features intended to scaffold storytelling and media literacy concepts.
Adobe Spark Post makes it easy to design and lay out stunning social media graphics.
Inspire creativity through intuitive graphic design. Canva provides teachers and students with a simple new way to design. Its drag and drop functionality enables them to create presentations, posters, one-page documents, and social media posts.
Puppet Pals HD offers an easy way for students to create and record their own storytelling scenes and develop fun voice-acting skills. The app includes one set of characters and sets, Fairy Tale, and there are others available for purchase at $0.99 each (or $4.99 for the full Director's Pass).
With Kidspiration, students use graphic organizers to express thoughts and explore ideas and relationships. They create graphic organizers including webs, concept maps and Venn diagrams to clarify thoughts, organize information, apply new knowledge and build critical thinking skills.
Give your photos a voice with ChatterPix! Chatterpix can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more! Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.
Put together awesome slide decks, taking advantage of an library of over 40 million free images to use as backgrounds. It features simple, elegant themes and layouts to keep your presentation looking attractive and entertaining, and it's available for PC, Mac, Chrome OS, and the iPad.
Storybird is a unique language arts tool. It uses illustrations to inspire students to write stories: picture books for K-5, longform chapter books for Grades 5-9, and poetry for everything in-between. You can also use Storybird for a class fundraiser, where students can purchase their students' books and poems online and your class gets 30% of the proceeds.
Create stop motion videos
Interactive whiteboard that records students written work and audio. Great tool to check for understanding.
Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from cassette tapes, records, or minidiscs. With some sound cards, Audacity can also capture streaming audio.