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A list of apps and sites to help teach creativity to students

DRAWNIMAL by YATATOY

Featured by Apple in the new TV-ad "Parenthood".
 
Kids! Draw funny animals!
Parents! Help your kid start drawing, and learn the alphabet!
Expand your iPhone/iPad, all you need to get started is pen and paper, and the app.

Switch between 5 languages:
english + español + français + deutsch + italiano

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Our goal with Drawnimal was to expand your device by using simple tools like pen and paper.
Drawnimal motivates the children to draw around the device and encourages them to think outside of the box. The app helps them to leave the digital screen with a simple physical interaction. It shows the children how to draw the main features of animals. The funny animations motivate them to learn the alphabet.
Drawnimal is the only app that offers fun, games and education all in one!

This package includes all the letters from A - Z in
english + español + français + deutsch + italiano

GarageBand

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play a piano, organ, guitar, and drums. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use a Touch Instrument, a built-in microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks*. Record performances from third-party music and effect apps directly into GarageBand using Inter-App Audio in iOS 8. And share your song using email, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, or AirDrop for iOS. 

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.

Pocket Edition includes Survival and Creative modes, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, infinite worlds, caves, biomes, mobs, villages, custom skins, fishing, boats, and lots more. Craft, create and explore anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn.

Toca Builders

If you can imagine it you can build it with the six Toca Builders!

Join your new builder friends on an island far away and create a whole new world with blocks. Jump, walk, roll and rotate the builders to use their unique skills, and they will help to build whatever you can imagine!

Toca Builders makes it fun to drop, spray, smash and lift blocks to construct new objects - may it be a house, lamp or maybe a banana?
Let's get started by putting down some blocks.

MEET THE BUILDERS!

Blox: Great at dropping and smashing blocks
Cooper: A fantastic painter
Vex: Amazing at putting blocks in stacks
Stretch: Specialized at placing blocks anywhere
Connie: Enjoys lifting and moving blocks
Jum-Jum: Loves to spray paint

Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!

WeVideo

Capture and upload photos and videos to your WeVideo.com account, where you can organize and edit them with our full suite of video creation tools including professional-looking themes, music, visual effects, and more.

Features:

  • Capture videos and photos directly from the app
  • Tag your videos and photos to keep them organized
  • Upload media from your Camera Roll to WeVideo.com
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.

For more information refer to our privacy policy: http://www.drawpforschool.com/school/web/privacy/

Book Creator for iPad - create ebooks and pdfs, publish to iBooks

With over 10 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.

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

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

FEATURES

  • Add text, choosing from over 50 fonts
  • Add photos and images from your iPad's photo library, from the web, or use the iPad's Camera
  • Resize, rotate and position content 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!
Kidblog

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

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Keezy

Keezy

Keezy is a musical instrument for toddlers, professional musicians, and everyone in between! You get 8 colored tiles. You can record a sound into each one. After recording, tap the tile to play it back, or press & hold to loop. Once you've got it down, record a jam to share with your friends!

Use Keezy to goof around - or sketch out your wildest musical ideas!

• Comes preloaded with 15 fun sound boards
• Record your own boards with up to 8 sounds each
• Save and load as many boards as you like
• Tap a sound to play
• Hold to loop
• Tap rapidly to st-st-stutter
• Record and share your jams

• Play many sounds at once
• Tap with two fingers at once to STOP a sound
• Keezy can record itself. Just play one tile and record into another.

Featuring boards from our friends Reggie Watts, Tegan and Sara, The Mast, Francis and the Lights, and Reni Lane!

Need an easy beatmaker? Grab our other free app, Drummer!

Questions or comments? Email us: hi@keezy.com

MoMA Art Lab

Get creative and use the MoMA Art Lab app to make a sound composition, a shape poem, a group drawing, and more, then save and share your artwork (parental setting available). Explore how artists use line, shape, and color, discover artists' processes and inspirations, and create your own artwork inspired by MoMA's collection. Artists featured in the MoMA Art Lab app include Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Elizabeth Murray, and others.

The MoMA Art Lab app is intended for ages seven and up.

Features:

• Create and save your own artwork

• Play with shapes, lines, and colors

• Nine activities inspired by works of art, including:
o Create a mobile
o Experiment with paint
o Draw from instructions
o Create a sound composition
o Draw with scissors
o Make a line design
o Collaborate on a group drawing
o Create a shape poem
o Make a chance collage

Scribblenauts Remix

Help Maxwell acquire the Starite by creating any object, bringing it to life and using it to solve each challenge.

Let your imagination run wild in this groundbreaking puzzle game. Summon to life a ‘colossal, winged car’ or a ‘shy, frost-breathing, robotic hippopotamus’! If you can think it, you can create it.

It’s the perfect game for the casual player looking for fun and extensive replay with unlimited solutions and different outcomes. Or, the Scribblenauts fan wanting the complete Maxwell experience.

Whether you’re 8 or 80, the only limit is your imagination!

Toontastic

Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. With over 14 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!

Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family.

  • Hundreds of Characters and Backgrounds: Ignite your family’s imaginations with 50 playsets chock full of pirates, princesses, and far away galaxies.
  • Special FX: Create your own Hollywood blockbusters complete with explosions, tornadoes, rainstorms… and falling anvils :)
  • Video Export: Save videos to the Camera Roll to post online or edit in iMovie.
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iMovie

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.

Make every video more memorable
• Use the iMovie extension to enhance video clips right in the Photos app
• Add a video filter, animated title, and soundtrack to any clip
• Instantly save new video clips to your photo library

Mind Maps | Free Online Mind Map Tool | ExamTime

Our free mind map software, hosted on GoConqr.com is perfect for connecting the dots. It gives you the freedom and versatility to express ideas and information in an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-understand way. Whether you're brainstorming ideas with friends or mind mapping the life and death of Napoleon, having the information displayed in such a unique way allows you to make connections you never thought possible.