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Bloxels: Game creation app-Create the characters that will populate their game.

 Flippity  Works in conjunction with Google Sheets and allows teachers to easily make a Jeopardy-style game.

 Google CS First    Built on Scratch’s programming language.  Step-by-step instructions to get started if you are beginning to dip a toe into coding. For grades 5th and up .

 Kahoot  Creates online learning games in minutes. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement.

 Pixel Press Floors:  Game creation app-students can create their own video games by arranging tiles in different patterns. Available on iOS devices.

 Scratch  Create stories, games, and animations. Share with others

Terraria: Rivals Minecraft because it is easier to create things than in Minecraft. Costs $4.99. Add .  words and the characters look a bit more realistic than they do in Minecraft,  Uses a 3D environment to teach kids computer programming.

Global Communications- Global citizens

Google Expeditions    Virtual reality field trip tool works in conjunction with Google Cardboard.  Guide students through an exploration of historical sites and natural resources in an immersive, three-dimensional experience.
ePals:Where Do I go to find Global Partners?

 The World Through a Different Pair of Eyes:

 Odyssey Story

 Graphic Organizers Tools

Graphic organizers and other free resources for teachers
Resource site for educators .It provides another vision for the integration of technology into education


​​Images-Photos- Editors- Tools - Media

Photo Edito
r by Aviary: This powerful photo editing app allows students to make all the tweaks they need to produce a stellar photo. Luhtala said it reminds her of Photoshop, but for a phone.

Pixlr-This app has less power than Photoshop, but is free and fairly sophisticated. It works directly with Google accounts, so students can store files there.

 Photos for Class—A search engine for Creative-Commons-licensed photos for students to use in class or on their homework. Students can download and repurpose any photo they find, and the images come with appropriate attributions.

 Adobe Capture: App lets users take a photo of something and then trace the outline. A student can then erase parts, color it in, or enhance areas, all based on the initial sketch provided by the photo.

Simplistic editor, with support for layers, effects, and a variety of other tools. It’s fast and lightweight, making it ideal for quick, simple edits. It’s also great for users who don’t need all the daunting bells and whistles of Photoshop.

Editor that can create animated GIFs, convert RAW images to JPG, create slideshows, and more.  When it comes to the actual editing tools, PhotoScape has all the core functionality you’re likely to need.

Infographics  -  Free way to create infographics either using templates or you can create your own.

 Blockster  Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed.  Then download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one blown up, resulting in a large pixel poster to stick on your wall.

 Lightshot   Great tool for making screenshots. Available for both Mac and Windows. Locate the  infographic you want to print and take screenshots of all its parts. Print out each part separately and then put them together on a poster board.

Venngage - Easily create infographics and other data visualizations- lets you track the analytics of who is viewing your infographic.

Want to spice up your next faculty or staff meeting? Gliffy (love the name, btw) lets you whip up flowcharts, floor plans, and pretty technical renderings with ease. It reminds me of Prezi but generates static images. Useful for presentations by both teachers and students.

Saving the best (imho) for last! A favorite of the Edudemic audience, Piktochart is a great way to visualize just about anything. You can drag and drop your way to visual success by using Piktochart’s themes and other ready-made tools. Piktochart lets anyone (even those without design skills) become a graphic designer in no time!

Magazines/Posters- Digital

Flipster: This digital magazine app- search results show up as part of any Google search a student conducts.  Flipster is trying to make the digital magazine reading experience more seamless

 Blockster  Upload an image from your computer and choose how many sheets wide you would like your poster to be once printed.  Then download the PDF file containing your newly created images and print each one blown up, resulting in a large pixel poster to stick on your wall.


MapMaker Interactive
Customizable mapmaking tool. Explore information about countries and territories around the world Use markers, colors, lines, or shapes to tell your story on MapMaker by adding in text, photos, and videos with the rich editing tool.

 SpiderScribe Jr.: This app was selected by the American Association of School Librarians ( AASL) as their favorite mind mapping app.

 What Was There: “You stand in a spot  and it finds you on the map and tells you about the history of what was there.”  Shows the Google Maps street view with a historical overlay.

Anyone to build smart and beautiful maps without any coding. It allows you to turn on and off powerful features such as events, jobs, crowdsourcing, rating, reviews with a click of a button. Data can easily be imported into maps. No coding knowledge required.

Enables you to design and publish interactive maps with a whole range of features, including data imports from excel, csv and even Google docs.  ZeeMaps offers free as well as paid versions. You can check out the options here.

 Scribble maps
Draw on maps and then share them with friends, completely for Free! Simple enough to be used by children, but powerful enough to be used by GIS professionals

 World Map
Developed by by the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard  and allows users to create mapped data visualizations. All the maps created by World Map can be embedded in other websites or blogs. World Map also offers several video tutorials to help you start building your map.

Media and Visual Literacy: Create Slideshows for Digital Storytelling   




Roxio Photo Show



Mindmapping Tools-Web

The leading online mind mapping application, MindMeister allows your team to be more innovative by providing a shared collaboration and brainstorming environment on the web. Plan projects, manage meetings and sketch out business plans online with partners and colleagues, all in real time!

Free online tool that allows you to create mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams. You may create a maximum of 5 Popplets.

SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets you organize your ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. You can collaborate and share those maps online!

 Bubblus is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. You can create colourful mind maps online, share and work with friends,embed your mind map in your blog or website, email and print your mind map, save your mind map as an image.

Coggle is another powerful tool for creating mind maps. It allows you to produce beautiful notes, quickly and easily. Share them with friends and colleagues to enhance your ideas collaboratively. All for free!

Mind42 is an online mind mapping application that allows users to visualize their thinking using the proven mind mapping method.

Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming software which allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organisational charts, and mind maps.

iPad mind mapping apps:
Idea Sketch
Idea Sketch 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 Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!

Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind. From iPhone to iPad with just a flick of the finger, iBrainstorm has set the bar and has redefined the very nature of collaboration.

Inkflow's ink feels like a really smooth fountain pen. Great for expressive writing or sketching. Effortlessly scale or move anything you select. This will change the way you think about ink: Jot down a list of concepts then rearrange them to fit into the bigger picture. literally move your thoughts around the page, and assemble big ideas with your fingers. This works great for brainstorming and planning. It's also perfect for prototyping layouts, sketching, and drawing.

 Lucidchart: Luhtala likes to offer students lots of app choices when it comes to mind mapping because she wants them to find the right tool that lets them think and express in their own way. She likes Lucidchart personally because she can easily turn a spreadsheet into a flowchart. “It’s really well organized and it’s pretty robust in terms of the kind of manipulation you can do,” Luhtala said.

Music Tools

Soundtrap Collaborative platform for creating music and podcasts online. Students can use it to collaborate on music making. They can use loops, software instruments, record vocals , guitars and many more.

 Flocabulary-An OnlineLibrary of Educational MusicVideos
Provides teachers with a digital library of educational music videos (hip-hop songs) to use in class to engage and inspire their k-12 students. Has nearly 600 units in all subjects for grades K-12. All ELA, vocabulary, and math units are aligned to Common Core State Standards.’

 TEDEd Video Lesson for Music Teachers
Created by Tim Hansen, explains through beautiful illustrations the foundational music notations. Will enable students to read any piece of music they come across.

 Songza - Listen, search ,and find the music you like
Collection of radio stations that cover a wide array of themes, contexts, interests, activities, feelings and eras .Examples: "Songs In Apple Commercials," "90s One-Hit Wonders," and "Music of Fashion Week.". Free