Skitch allows you to mark up and annotateany image.Add text, arrows, shapes, stamps, andhighlighter.Use to edit photos or screenshotseasily.Simple photo editing with zoom, crop, andpixelate.Share via email or Evernote, or any appthat accepts images.Skitch Ideas:Snap photos of student work and useSkitch to annotate.Create graphics for lessons orhandouts quickly and easily.Share blank images (maps, diagrams, etc)and have students annotate.Students can snap photos of physicalprojects and annotate to explain in moredetail.Also available as desktop version forMac & PC and as an Android app.
Simple, elegant presentation creator.Multiple themes available.Search for creative commons images orimport your own.Add graphs, public notes, or privatenotes.Easily share via web, email, or downloadas PowerPoint/Keynote file.Haiku Deck Ideas:Great for simple student presentations -limited text requires them to be conciseand focus on important points.Use to create booklets or guides.Students can present via projector andprivate notes will appear only on theirscreen as speaker notes.Create student portfolios.Create how-to presentations.A great collection of examples:http://pinterest.com/haikudeck/
Quickly and easily create lip-synced videoclips.Choose from a variety of puppets,backgrounds, and props.Record your own voice, plays back inhelium mode.30 second recording limit for freeversion.Sock Puppet Ideas:Create videos to introduce lessons.Students can create videos to showunderstanding.Create video book reviews.Review vocabulary words.Act out appropriate behaviors orresponses.Use to retell stories.
A great way for students to shareinformation. Create trading cards forpeople both real and fictional, places,events, and more. Add text and images toyour cards. User management systemlets students save cards in their owncollections. Export cards to photos orShare via email.Trading Card Ideas:Create cards for characters or placesin a book.Create cards for local landmarks orfor those you are studying.Create cards for vocabulary words as areview.Create cards for an event in history.
Educreations is a recordable interactivewhiteboard. Draw, add text, insert imagesand animate by dragging them aroundwhile recording. Create multiple pages.Narrate as you record your drawing.Share via email, the educreations website,or embed in your site or blog. Webinterface also available with coursecreation tools for teachers.Educreations ideas:Use to flip classrooms lessons.Create video lessons for long distancetutoring.Explain concepts in more detail.Show how to solve sample problems.Students can create peer-teachinglessons.Students can explain concepts and showwork as they solve problems.Create courses for students, includingQ&A.
Beautifully simple mind mapping app. Just afew quick taps will create elegant mindmaps. Add text, drawings, and images, linkideas together. Free version is limitedto a single popplet at a time. Export viaemail as an image file or PDF. Export tocamera roll.Popplet Lite Ideas:Use for brainstorming and mind mapping.Create diagrams and charts.Use as a journal or note taking device.Create portfolios, photo albums, orpresentations.Create story maps or character maps.Create scrapbook type of projects.Use to outline and plan out reports andpresentations.
A recordable interactive whiteboardsimilar to Educreations, but with a simplerinterface perfect for younger students.Use a few simple pen tools to draw andannotate blank pages or a backgroundimage from the photo rolls. Recorddrawing and voice to create videos oflessons and activities. Share toscreenchomp.com to get a link to share,or download to your computer. Noaccount needed!Screenchomp Ideas:Use to flip classrooms lessons.Create video lessons for long distancetutoring.Explain concepts in more detail.Show how to solve sample problems.Students can create peer-teachinglessons.Students can explain concepts and showwork as they solve problems.
A creative storytelling tool that letsstudents draw and animate their owncartoons. Choose from a variety ofbackgrounds or import your own from thecamera roll. Record voice and animationas you move characters around thescreen. Import your face to charactersvia the camera. Use the story arcprompts to improve storytelling skills.Create a class account on TuneTube forprivate sharing.Toontastic Ideas:Students can retell a story from class.Use to tell original stories.Create conflict resolution videos.Create a video to explain a concept.
A puppet style storytelling app similar toToontastic. Choose from a variety ofbackgrounds or import your own from thecamera roll. Record voice and animationas you move characters around thescreen. Import pictures and cut out tocreate your own custom characters.Export videos to camera roll forsharing, or to embed in website or blog.Puppet Pals Ideas:Students can retell a story from class.Use to tell original stories.Create conflict resolution videos.Create a video to explain a concept.
Combine your photos and videos withAnimotos themes and music to createeasy, eye-catching videos. Import photosand videos, arrange, add captions, edit,and trim clips. Select from a variety ofthemes. Choose from Animotos hugemusic library or import your own.Requires free animoto account. Basicfree accounts are limited to 30 secondsof video, but teachers can apply for afree education account for up to 20minutes of video and pro features. Signup at http://animoto.com/education/classroomAnimoto Ideas:Create introductions to lessons to hooklearners.Students can create video presentations.Explain a concept or idea.Retell a story.Create review videos.
A game of Telephone for the iPad.Students begin with a common saying. THeypass to another student to illustrate thesaying. The next student creates a titlefor the illustration without seeing theoriginal saying. The next studentillustrates the title, and so on.Storylines for Schools builds onStorylines by adding grade levelappropriate vocabulary, quotes, and SATwords.Storyline Ideas:Great for enhancing creativity.Use as a vocabulary builder or test prepstation.
A great way to plan out a story. Easyinterface lets you plot out characters,locations, scenes, and novels thencombine them to create your plot. This isa great way for students to outline andplan their stories or to review storiesread in class. Pro version providesexport to iTunes or Dropbox.A Novel Idea Ideas:Students can use it to plot out storiesthey are writing for class.Use it to learn about the parts of a storyby plotting out a book read in class.
Diagramming app similar to Popplet Lite.Allows students to create mind maps withjust a few taps. You can copy and pastetext from other apps into Idea Sketch.Easily converts your diagram into a textoutline, and also allows you to turn textoutlines into diagrams automatically.Share diagrams via email, or save tocamera roll. Simpler interface thenPopplet Lite - great for text onlydiagrams and outlines.Idea Sketch Ideas:Use for brainstorming and mind mapping.Create diagrams and charts.Use as a journal or note taking device.Create story maps or character maps.Use to outline and plan out reports andpresentations.
Meredith Martin isan educator with 15 years experienceteaching in elementary school. She is atech junkie who loves learning about newed tech tools to use in the classroom. Sheis a Google Certified Teacher, a Google GeoEducator, a Discovery Star Educator, aSimpleK12 Ambassador, a Symbaloo PD Pro,and a Haiku Deck Guru.She is also a professional developmentprovider who presents workshops andwebinars on technology in education both inand out of her school district. She is alsoon the p l anning committees f or twoconferences, St. Hacktricks Day and EdCampSTEAM.Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.techforteachers.comTwitter: @geekyteach