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25 Of The Best Apps To Promote Creativity In Students

25 Of The Best Apps To Promote Creativity In Students

Mar 06, 2014 by Emily Voigtlander - itunes.apple.com - 3559
Shadow Puppet for iPhone & iPad

Shadow Puppet is a digital storytelling app for iPad designed for kids. Students record mini-movies or presentations that combine photos and their voice.

Feb 13, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2887
Drawp for School - Create. Learn. Collaborate.

Drawp is a powerful creativity tool with built-in sharing, cloud storage, and workflow management.

Building on the success of Drawp, the popular art app for kids, MoonDrop Entertainment released Drawp for School, an iPad app that offers all the innovative creativity tools of the original Drawp, with the addition of intuitive workflow management that saves teachers valuable classroom time. Drawp can be used with all subjects, and lets teachers distribute and collect work as easily as with paper worksheets while automatically storing them in the private Drawp cloud.

Drawp For School Promotes Classroom Creativity While Making Teachers’ Jobs Easier:
• Create rich mixed media content in-app.
• Swipe to share or collaborate.
• No need to worry - all your work is automatically saved.
• Cloud storage lets you access all your work at home or at school.

Feb 03, 2014 by Heather Peretz - itunes.apple.com - 3001
Book Creator Free - make books with photos, video and sound

** THE No.1 Book creation app for the iPad in 80 countries.

** Please note for schools there is also a full version of this app called "Book Creator for iPad" with unlimited books, no in-app purchases and comic book templates!

Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad.

With over 15 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, photo books, comic books, journals, textbooks and more.

And when you're done, share your book with ease, or even publish it to the iBooks Store!

  • Book Creator makes e-book publishing easy - wired.com
  • One of the Top 50 Apps for the iPad - The Guardian
  • Winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award

Try it free to create your first book (with in-app purchase for unlimited books).

FEATURES:

  • Add text, choosing from 50 fonts on the iPad
  • Add photos and images from your iPad's photo library, from the web, or use the iPad's Camera
  • Resize, rotate and position images as you like with guidelines and snap positioning
  • Add video and music, and even record your voice
  • Use the pen tool to draw and annotate your book
  • Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes
  • A quick tap and you're reading your book in iBooks!
Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3383
Inspire Pro — Create Art, Paint, Draw & Sketch

Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and insanely fast speed. While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with just a bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones.

With no instruction manual or handbook required, whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPad, Inspire Pro.

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Bord

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3735
Bord

Turn your iPad or iPhone into a beautiful and unique chalkboard simulator! From the makers of Foldify! Bord is designed for children and their parents who want to use iPad or iPhone as a excellent educational device. You can work with your child where you want - now chalkboard is with you. You can teach your child letters, numbers, shapes - everything without dirtying chalk.

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forger

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2919
forger

forger is a digital sculpting application for the artist who wants to be able to sculpt anywhere. forger lets you sculpt while you are on the train, sitting on the couch, or waiting in a queue.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3698
ToonPAINT-HD

ToonPAINT HD allows you to easily create awesome looking cartoons with your own photos. ToonPAINT HD generates adjustable ink lines from photographs imported from your iPad, camera or gallery. Next it allows you to toggle between three modes for adding color: cartooned version of your photo, the original photo or a single color tint. The app also includes a painting interface based upon colors of your choosing or an alpha brush that allows you to selectively reveal the color image below. The app also includes adjustments for color brightness and contrast. You can save your image to the gallery, post to email, Facebook, Twitter, or the Hall of Fame.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3896
Ideament

Ideament lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Ideament for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!

Create Ideas Instantly
Copy text from another app, such as an email, document, or web page, and import it into Ideament to automatically create an idea.

Share Your Ideas
Diagrams and outlines can be easily shared via email or the cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box) and copied directly into other apps. Diagrams can also be saved to the Photos app (to sync to your desktop) or uploaded to Facebook.

Try It Out!
Download for free, create an idea, and check out everything it has to offer. The in-app upgrade allows you to create an unlimited number of ideas.

There is also a paid version available in the App Store that includes the Plus upgrade, just look for Ideament+

Looking for Idea Sketch? You've found it! Idea Sketch became Ideament in 2015.

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Pages

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3776
Pages

Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful word processor helps you create gorgeous reports, resumes, and documents in minutes. Pages has been designed exclusively for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch with support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom.

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iMovie

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2753
iMovie

With a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, create beautiful movies, and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater. And with the iMovie extension, it’s fast and fun to make every video more memorable — right in the Photos app.

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Popplet

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3424
Popplet

Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually. Popplet is great for school and for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. By capturing facts, thoughts, and images, students learn to create relationships between them and generate new ideas.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2834
Picture Collage Free plus Split Frame Magic & Line Camera Effects

Create awesome photo collages on your iPhone/iPad!

This is the Easiest & Coolest photo collage maker with everything you expected. It's fast, fun and easy.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3263
Penultimate

The best digital handwriting on iPad. Penultimate combines distraction-free, natural handwriting and sketching with the power of Evernote’s sync and search. Take class or meeting notes, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea—in the office or on the go. From the first stroke, Penultimate makes the experience of pen and paper more productive.

INK AND PAPER, MADE BETTER
Notes and drawings look spectacular in black or colored ink. Our inking technology produces pen strokes that look natural, and Wrist Protection prevents stray marks for writers of all grips. Choose from a number of paper styles, or import an image to create personalized paper.

STYLUS AND SOFTWARE BUILT TOGETHER
We worked closely with Adonit to create the stylus we've always wanted: the Jot Script Evernote Edition, the first true precision-point stylus. Penultimate integrates tightly with the stylus and together they make digital handwriting the experience it should be. It’s like writing with your favorite pen. Available now in the Evernote Market.

YOUR WRITING KEEPS PACE WITH YOU
Penultimate lets you work on any part of the page effortlessly. To zoom in on a location on the page, simply pinch in and start writing. With Penultimate's Drift feature enabled, the page will move along with you, automatically adjusting to the pace you are working at.

CONNECT AND SYNC WITH EVERNOTE
Sign in to your Evernote account in the Penultimate app to organize your Penultimate notes in notebooks, separated by topic, project, or category. Your Penultimate notes are synced to Evernote automatically, so you can find and share them across all of your devices.

FIND WHAT YOU NEED QUICKLY
No matter how you prefer to organize your work, Penultimate makes it easy to find the notes you need. Penultimate processes your notes so you can search for handwritten text in the app. Save and browse your work in notebooks and insert, delete, duplicate, and reorganize pages any way you like within them.

MAKE PENULTIMATE MORE POWERFUL

Penultimate is free to download and use. Pair it with Evernote Premium or Evernote Plus for bigger uploads and many other great features.

Two subscription options:
Evernote Premium monthly for $7.99 per month | $69.99 annually
Evernote Plus monthly for $3.99 per month | $34.99 annually

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Flickr

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2948
Flickr

Upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.

• Put your free 1000GB to work - auto-upload all your photos and videos to your Flickr camera roll. They'll be private, until you choose to share them!
• Camera roll in the cloud - instant access to your entire Flickr collection, so you can free up your phone for everything else.
• Organization and sharing, simplified - browse with ease, select and organize hundreds of photos with one gesture, and share in seconds.
• Unleash your creativity - edit your photos, add filters, crop images and more, directly from the camera roll. And if you change your mind, just revert the changes!
• Engage with friends, family and explore the Flickr community - there are millions of groups and billions of photos out there to discover.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3027
Photosmith

Sync photos directly to Lightroom with no monthly cloud costs. Organize your photography collection on the go. View and edit IPTC metadata right on your iPad: Star ratings, keywords, location, copyright, and much more. Export to Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox or Email, with all your metadata embedded.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3146
Minimal Folio - Design, Photo and Video Portfolio

Minimal Folio is the easiest way to present your portfolio of images, video and pdf on your iPad. The app is unbranded so your folio does the talking.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3616
Foliobook Photo Portfolio

Foliobook is the clean and minimal ipad portfolio app for photographers, agents, designers, models, architects, and anyone who wants a simple and beautiful way to present a portfolio of photos and visual artwork. Art galleries, museums and photographic agents and salesforces use Foliobook because of the ability to share a portfolio with multiple iPads.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3777
Oflow - Creativity App

The inspiration generator app.

"Don't just think outside the box, crush it with creativity sparker Oflow." - Official @AppStore

Oflow sparks your imagination with more than 150 proven creative prompts for having ideas and using your imagination whenever you feel stuck.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2791
Pinterest

Pinterest is the world’s catalog of ideas. Find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try!

Just some of the things you can do with Pinterest:

• Find everyday ideas you love—what to make for dinner, what to put on your walls, what to wear and more ideas for every part of your life.

• Save ideas for later—organize ideas you save by topic, so they’re always easy to find.

• Collaborate with friends—save ideas together for your next group trip, party or project.

• Search for an idea even if you don’t know what it’s called—built-in search guides help point your search in the right direction.

• Save ideas you find around the web—just use the Pinterest’s Save button on your mobile browser.

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Behance

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 2792
Behance

Use Behance for iOS to explore millions of projects by the world’s top creative talent wherever you are.

KEY FEATURES

• Search and explore millions of projects on Behance
• Browse the latest activity and new work by Creatives you follow
• Access your profile, collections, and statistics on your work
• Explore the work of creatives from RISD, SVA, LinkedIn, AIGA, AdWeek, and other Schools and Organizations sites powered by Behance
• Browse award-winning “Served” Galleries for Fashion, Typography, Architecture, Photography, Digital Art, and more
• Follow top creatives on Behance and see what they appreciate

Apple Watch

  • Inbox, Notifications, My Work, and Nearby.
  • A Glance displays your daily stats on Behance.
  • Remotely control Airplay presentations from your watch.
  • Handoff to your phone from nearly any watch activity.

ABOUT BEHANCE

Behance is the leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work and is part of the Adobe Family. Behance’s team of curators feature new work every day from top portfolios in the fields of design, fashion, illustration, industrial design, architecture, photography, fine art, advertising, typography, motion graphics, sound design, and many more. Leading creative companies find talent on Behance, and millions of visitors use Behance to track the latest and greatest creative talent.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3343
iColorMeter

iColorMeter can mete and measure colors from a photo or image, and then will give you the accurate RGB values or web color values for the colors. You can save the results with the photo/image into your photo library, you can also share them by email.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3191
Oflow - Creativity App

The inspiration generator app. Oflow sparks your imagination with more than 150 proven creative prompts for having ideas and using your imagination whenever you feel stuck.

Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3498
Pic Collage - Photo editor and collage maker

PicCollage has everything you need to create amazing collages with your photos. NEW seasonal stickers, backgrounds, and templates are over here! Use our powerful web search feature to find the perfect photos to add to your creations, add GIFs and stickers, share on social media, or PRINT your collages at home with the touch of a button by connecting to your wireless printer! Join over 120 MILLION people who love to create using PicCollage.

Awesome features:

  • Import photos from your photo library, Instagram, Facebook and web image search.
  • Add text with lots of fun fonts to choose from.
  • Simple touch gestures to rotate, resize, flick to delete.
  • Double-tap a photo to edit with Aviary effects, clip photo, adjust borders, copy/paste images, and "flip" stickers.
  • Just tap on the lower-left Frame icon, and swipe to select a frame to make an instant collage!
  • Clip photos by outlining the area you want with your finger.
  • An ever-expanding library of backgrounds and stickers to choose from!
  • Choose Templates to create themed collages.
  • Share your creations to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

Recent updates include:

  • Print your collages by connecting AirPrint printer at home.
  • Select Grids to make grid collage in seconds!
  • Powerful Bing web search to help you find relevant photos.
  • Make your creations into personalized products- phone cases, prints, magnet, greeting cards or posters!
Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3854
SyncSpace Free: Collaborative Zoomable Canvas

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Feb 02, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 3309
Paper by FiftyThree

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