A Wealth of Wonderful Tools for Teachers and Students to Create Learning Content.
At the 2015 TLIPAD conference, we had a great “Birds of a Feather” session focused on apps for creating content. We compiled a list of Web and iPad apps that participants like to use to develop learning content, and I thought many others would find these suggestions useful, so here they are!
Be sure to remember … in addition to the productive fun we can have as teachers creating content with these apps, one of the most productive and important uses for these tools is when students use them to create!
By the way, most of these are free :).
- Educreations (iOS)): Whiteboard Casting app*
- Explain Everything (iOS): Whiteboard casting
- Haiku Deck (iOS): Presentations
- Google Drive (Web & iOS): Docs, Sheets, Slides, & Forms
- Nearpod (iOS): Slide presentations, interactive class platform, assessments
- PearDeck (Web): Slide presentations, interactive class platform, assessments
- iBooks (Mac): Create interactive books
- iMovie (Mac & iOS): Create videos using pre-designed templates (or from scratch)
- Screencast-o-matic (Web): Screencasting
- Touchcast (iOS & Web): Combine video and web content in unique format
- Knowmia (iOS): Create video incl. PIP, whiteboard casting, camera, etc.
- Adobe Voice (iOS): Easy video creation
- Adobe Slate (iOS): Turn images and text into visual story
- FlipHTML5 (PC & Mac): Create books, newsletters, magazines, etc.
- ChatterPix Kids (iOS): Turn an image into a talking picture
- PicPlayPost (iOS): Combine different types of media into a collage
- Videolicious (Web): Video creation
- Shadow Puppet (iOS): Video creation
- Scratch Junior (Web): Create stories through coding
- HopScotch (iOS): Create stories via coding
- Smore (Web): Newsletters
- Padlet (Web)): Curation and collaboration
- Baibaord (iOS & Mac): Collaborative whiteboard
- Canva (iOS & Web): Easy graphics design, good for infographics and more
*Whiteboard Casting: The iPad doesn't provide true screen casting, but the ability to open a digital white board and record what you do there is pretty powerful!
Sorry I didn't include links here, but you know the drill (just Google it!).
If any of the information here is incorrect or incomplete re: which platforms are supported, feel free to comment and weigh in. For purposes of the TLIPAD conference, we were focused on web based apps and iOS apps, so I have not indicated which of these may have Android OS counterparts (and quite a few do).
Thanks again to the participants in this fun session!