I strongly believe that you should not restrict students to specific creative apps in order to accomplish an assignment. Instead of dictating the path, allowing them to choose on their own tool can spark their creative process and enable them to fully engage with the task. Along the way, they may make unusual discoveries that could benefit the entire classroom, including yourself as a teacher. However, too much freedom sometimes leaves our students with cold feet and they may hesitate to explore terra incognita. A list of suggested creative apps may be all your students need for a little inspiration.
Creative Apps Directory
Common Sense Media curates a very inspiring list of creative apps to foster your students’ interest in creative task. Split by category and by appropriate age group, you can quickly offer suggestions based on the desired outcome. In their Tech Creation Learning Tools for kids directory, you will find apps for:
Thanks to their independent guidance, I discovered many tools which I had not heard of before. Noteflight is an example of this. Noteflight lets you create, view, print and hear professional quality music notation in your web browser.
I would love to hear back from you on the apps that you and your students have successfully tested. Leave us a message in the comment section!
Although this list is great for teachers, Common Sense Media is also a family-oriented site. Our hope is that more parents and kids will find their way to this guide and provide reviews alongside the ones already offered by the site.
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