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Creativity & Productivity Tools

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Resources Name
About the Resource
Website Links
podcastomatic.com

podcastomatic.com converts your favourite blog into a podcast feed using text-to-speech technology.

http://podcastomatic.com/

audioBoo

A mobile & web platform that effortlessly allows you to record and share audio for your friends, family or the rest of the world to hear.

http://audioboo.fm/

Pocket WavePad

A free sound editor for recording, editing, adding effects, and sending audio, Pocket WavePad allows you to record voice or music, then edit the recording and add effects to achieve high quality audio recordings.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-wavepad/id395339564?mt=8

SoundCloud

Capture a voice, moment or music in seconds or upload audio you’ve already created.

https://soundcloud.com

Vocaroo

The premier voice recording service.

http://vocaroo.com/

Chirbit

Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record,upload and share your voice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphone conected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file.

http://www.chirbit.com/

iBrainstorm

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.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibrainstorm/id382252825?mt=8

SimpleMind+ (mind mapping)

Mind mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simplemind+-mind-mapping/id305727658?mt=8

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!  ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/showme-interactive-whiteboard/id445066279?mt=8

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!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idea-sketch/id367246522?mt=8

Lucidchart

Lucidchart provides the easiest and most powerful flowchart software in the world. Create professional diagrams and flowcharts to help you communicate visually.

https://www.lucidchart.com/

spiderscribe.net

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

http://www.spiderscribe.net/

Popplet This site is a place to store, share and display your ideas in a creative form. 

http://popplet.com/

The Learning Curve

The Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools are designed to provide a scaffold which enables students to think with more depth and structure. When using them, ask students to continually reflect on and justify which Habits of Mind best suit how they are thinking.

http://learningcurveplanner.com.au/resources/teacher/thinking-tools.html

MyHistro

MyHistro is the social memory-bank, created on the same foundation of combining maps and timelines as of the one-of-a-kind history site Histrodamus. myHistro is the place where new folk memories are born and personal stories are told. It is for everyone who wants to be known and remembered.

http://www.myhistro.com/

Realtime Board

Enjoy effective visual collaboration in realtime.  It's your online whiteboard. 

http://realtimeboard.com/

Kerpoof

Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative. Here are just a few ways that you can use Kerpoof:

  • Make artwork (even if you aren't good at drawing!)
  • Make an animated movie (really! it's easy!)
  • Earn Koins which you can trade for fun things in the Kerpoof Store
  • Make a printed card, t-shirt, or mug
  • Tell a story
  • Make a drawing
  • Vote on the movies, stories, and drawings that other people have made

http://www.kerpoof.com/

Toontastic

Creating cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button and tell your stories through play! Once you’re done, share your cartoons with friends & family around the world.

http://launchpadtoys.com/toontastic/

Puppet Pals HD

Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-hd/id342076546?mt=8

TinyTap, Moments Into Games - Create free educational games & books for kids

(Age 1-10) TinyTap allows parents and kids to create educational games from everyday moments. Creating a game is simple - add a photo, record some questions, trace the answers and you're ready to play!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinytap-moments-into-games/id493868874?mt=8

ScreenChomp

Share a great idea.  Explain a tricky concept. Help kids with their homework.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/screenchomp/id442415881?mt=8

Boom Writer

This site states they will turn you into a real author by giving you a starting point to write your own chapters from. Then you vote on other authors’ chapters and the winners get published.

http://boomwriter.com/schools

Biteslide

Biteslide is the easy and engaging way to make school projects more creative.

http://www.biteslide.com/

Xtranormal

Animated Movies Made Easy!  Xtranormal instantly turns your words into a 3D animated movie.

http://www.xtranormal.com/

Pic Collage

Let PicCollage instantly arrange your photos into frames - or get creative with freeform collages, cutouts, filters, borders, stickers, and text. Your friends will be amazed with what you can create. It's like photoshop with your fingers!

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id448639966

Pango

Games and interactive stories for kids ages 2 - 5. 

http://www.studio-pango.com/

PicView

PicView is the first application that allows you to comment and annotate your images simultaneously. And besides, you can apply filters and frames.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picview/id538356858?mt=8

Story Patch

Story Patch is a beautiful new application now available for the iPad that allows your children to tell stories in a fun and intuitive way. Story Patch includes hundreds of illustrations and an easy to use interface that makes storytelling a breeze for kids.

Bunsella Bedtimes Story

Bunsella Bedtime story is an app that allows a parent to narrate a bedtime story for their child, add their photo, then compile their voice-over to the images. This creates a movie they can send to their child's email, facebook, or youtube account. The child can respond with a video narration back.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bunsella-bedtimes-story/id501260057?mt=8

Talking Tom & Ben News

Talking Tom & Ben have become famous TV news anchors! Talk to them and they will repeat what you say in turns. Create & record funny conversations between them.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talking-tom-ben-news/id444946356?mt=8

Fotobabble

Instantaneously share your Talking Photos that you create in three simple steps.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fotobabble/id353078443?mt=8

Posterous Spaces

Share any combination of photos, video, and text to your Posterous Spaces. Keep up with friends and family's Spaces that you follow.

http://posterous.com/mobile

davinci note

Davinci note lets you create and share beautiful notes easily.  Make your next note better with davinci note’s effortless design, image layout, and editing options

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/davinci-note/id571886658?ls=1&mt=8

Capzles

A Capzle is a brand new way to record your life, or simply store media in the cloud. Photos, video, audio, text, documents - arrange all of them in a fluid, chronological stream that you can share or keep private as you like

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/capzles/id371856299

Story Wheel

Let your child's imagination run wild as they create their own unique story with Story Wheel!

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id437068725

Starring You StoryBooks

With StoryBots Starring You® StoryBooks, you can make your child the STAR of the show. In just a few simple swipes, you can create personalized story books that feature your child’s face and name. Your child will be enthralled by the great stories, colorful art, and awesome animations in every Starring You® StoryBook. Our mission is to enhance the special wind-down time you spend with your child sharing stories at bedtime.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starring-you-storybooks/id439449113?mt=8

Pixntell

Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube or email!

http://pixntell.com/

PicLits

PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.

http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx

VoiceThread

Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/voicethread/id465159110?mt=8

StoryKit

Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storykit/id329374595?mt=8

Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8

Givit Video Highlighter

Givit with Highlight is a revolutionary way to stitch together multiple scenes from a single or several videos. Add transitions and effects, and finish with music from Givit or songs in your iDevice. Your final "Highlight" will be a highly entertaining video to share with friends and family.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/givit/id560803488?mt=8

Voicepic

Voicepic is the app that lets you take pictures, easily add audio and instantly share them with your family and friends. Add a sweet sentiment or let your kids say something special to share with grandma-or add beautiful sounds at beach.

Whiteboard Share

Use this FREE application for easily capturing and sharing WHITEBOARD discussions. Whiteboard Share app removes the unwanted artifacts from your whiteboard images, making them easier to read, share and print. It also reports the approximate percentage of savings in toner usage, which helps you go GREEN.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whiteboard-share/id361099009?mt=8

Holiday Video Cards by vlix

Send something unique this year - a holiday video card. Apply holiday video effects, add text and festive music to your video, and then share online to Facebook, YouTube, and more. Perfect for last-minute holiday greetings, quick and merry shout-outs, Happy New Year videos, party invitations, and thank you videos.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday-video-cards-by-vlix/id480244233?mt=8

Sight Words - Learn to read list of first words flash cards & games

Introducing the most comprehensive Sight Words app with 3 games for Pre-Schoolers and Kindergarteners by eFlashApps, developers of Baby Flash Cards with over 2 million downloads!

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sight-words-learn-to-read/id447065810?mt=8

Playground HD1 Lite

Playground HD1 Lite – 12 games for kids aged 2-6

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/playground-hd1-lite-12-games/id486698693?mt=8

Leo's Pad Appisode 1

Leo’s Pad—a beautiful, interactive, animated series of appisodes designed for preschool age children by Stanford University education experts in collaboration with award-winning storytellers and animators.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/leos-pad-appisode-1/id566773525?mt=8

Silk Slides

SilkSlides is the easiest way to share and discuss presentations.  A tool that helps educators easily share and more actively engage with their students around the content of their slides.

http://silkslides.com/

SimpleBooklet

Simplebooklet is designed to make creating interactive content both easy to author and simple to publish anywhere on the web. It's about creating content once, then leveraging that content across devices, social streams, and web properties.

Simplebooklet is hosted in the cloud, making your booklets available all the time from anywhere. Make a change on simplebooklet and it's automatically changed everywhere your booklet has propogated.

Simplebooklet is available to anyone who wants to create compelling and engaging content on the web and across mobile devices.

http://simplebooklet.com/index-edu.php


Jux

Jux is the best showcase for your stories. Share words, photos and videos with unprecedented ease and impact. Fullscreen on every screen. Desktop, iPad and iPhone.

https://jux.com/

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck, a free iPad app, is a completely new kind of presentation software designed to make your slides stunning. Whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, delivering a keynote, or igniting a movement, Haiku Deck makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.

http://www.haikudeck.com/

Nearpod

Bring the classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations that teachers create and customize themselves. 

http://www.nearpod.com/

Vuvox

VUVOX gives you the power to create one of a kind stories in an instant. All you need to do is provide whatever cool content that you have. Take pictures, video, audio and text. Mix it up. Choose backgrounds, colors, textures that create your vibe and then you are ready to share your piece with the world.

http://www.vuvox.com/

Photo Peach

With PhotoPeach you can create a rich slideshow in seconds to engage your friends or family.  The site also supports background music, captions, and comments so you can elaborate on your story further.

http://photopeach.com/

Kizoa

Kizoa is a comprehensive and easy-to-use slideshow creating platform online, enabling people to easily share photos in a dynamic and creative way.

Users can upload, store and edit photos, then turn their memories into custom designed slideshows with hundreds of creative options to choose from, including music, animations, text, transitions and other flash-based effects.

http://www.kizoa.com/

slideboom

SlideBoom is a high quality and easy-to-use online slide hosting service developed by iSpring Solutions, Inc.

SlideBoom takes care of preserving the original quality of your presentation so there is no need to worry about output audio-visual elements and animation effects. This is one of the reasons why professionals choose SlideBoom.

SlideBoom is widely used for converting PowerPoint presentations to Flash and sharing them with colleagues, family and friends.

http://www.slideboom.com/

Issuu

Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Millions of people have uploaded their best publications to create beautiful digital editions

http://www.issuu.com/

Prezi

Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas.

http://prezi.com/

Jing

Simple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly!

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

GoDocs for Google Docs™, Google Drive™

With most common document formats support you can read and view all your documents on-the-go, with the ease and speed of iPhone or iPad.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/godocs-for-google-docs/id348792440

StudyBlue

StudyBlue is made for students. It empowers a generation of ambitious digital natives who expect and deserve high quality digital study tools. Nobody forces anybody to use it and nobody tells anybody they can’t. StudyBlue helps students learn better. Learn together. And get smarter.

http://www.studyblue.com/

Screenr

Screener's web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share our screencasts around the web.

http://www.screenr.com/

Maily: Your Kids' First Email

Especially designed for kids from 4 years old, Maily allows your kids to send quirky, personalized emails to mom and dad, their grandparents or close friends easily, rapidly, and securely.

Your kids can now create and send their own emails, using elements like digital pencils, brushes, photos, personalized backgrounds, stickers, and their most commonly used expressions.

New emails from family or close friends arrive in your kids' personal inbox, and with their personal contact list, they can reply and send emails anytime.

Maily comes with extensive built-in parent control features, which enables you to be completely in charge of who your children communicate with, and when, including the ability to approve or reject messages before they are sent or received by their children.

https://itunes.apple.com/be/app/maily/id514611022?mt=8

Teach

Knowmia Teach is a new free lesson planning and recording tool for teachers. It helps you create short video lessons on any subject and publish them on Knowmia.com so your students and the public can find them. Knowmia Teach makes it easy to bring in visual aids from multiple sources, organize them in steps (like slides in a presentation) and use your own voice and fingers to bring your lesson to life. You can design each step in the lesson, record illustrations as you draw them, and create sophisticated animation sequences with a simple stroke of a finger. We also give you the ability to describe your lesson in a way that makes it simple for any student who is interested in the subject to find your video.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teach/id527216211?mt=8

ThingLink

ThingLink helps you create and discover rich images.

Be creative! Make your images come alive with music, video, text, images, shops and more!

Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. Follow image channels from your favorite bands, bloggers and friends. Your ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow.

Share your channel with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and follow your friends. Touch and discover.

http://www.thinglink.com/

Instapaper

Instapaper facilitates easy reading of long text content.

Instapaper allows you to easily save them for later, when you do have time, so you don’t just forget about them or skim through them.

http://www.instapaper.com/

JustPaste.It

Easy to use text editor with text formatting feature

Just paste text from other webpage or word processor. Text formatting and images will be preserved.

Pictures and movies:  By using "Upload images" module you can easily add new graphic to your notes. You can embed videos by using [video] marks, e.g.

Mathematical formulas:  You can add a professional-looking mathematical formulas to the notes.  Simply, use LaTeX

Importing from file:  If you have written your note originally in word processor: Microsoft Word, MS Works or Open Office, simply upload it to server using "Import from file" function. Text formatting and graphic will be preserved.

Automatic text backup:  Every 3 minutes your currently written text is saved to server. Never ever lose your notes by browser crash again.

http://justpaste.it/

TagMyDoc

A service that allows you to add a tag to a document of practically any format, scan it and instantly retrieve its virtual copy on your mobile device. You can even tag directly from your favorite Microsoft Office application.

http://www.tagmydoc.com/

inklewriter

It is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter

Library Copyright

This web site is a way for librarians to learn about copyright and seek feedback and advice from fellow librarians and copyright specialists. We'd like to encourage communication and discussion - with copyright, there are no definitive answers.

http://librarycopyright.net/

Unitag

QR code generator

http://www.unitaglive.com/qrcode

Copyright Kids

copyrightkids.org web site, brought to you by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. We hope you and your students will use this educational tool to identify copyright issues and learn how and why copyright law applies to everyone.

http://www.copyrightkids.org/

Creative Commons

Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.

Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

http://creativecommons.org/

Fair Use Evaluator

What this tool can do for you:

  • Help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code.
  • Collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation.
  • Provide you with a time-stamped, PDF document for your records [example], which could prove valuable, should you ever be asked by a copyright holder to provide your fair use evaluation and the data you used to support it. [why is this important?]
  • Provide access to educational materials, external copyright resources, and contact information for copyright help at local & national levels.

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/

Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright

Students - What is copyright and how does it affect me? Join Detective Cop E. Wright to learn about copyright basics and find answers to your questions.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/#

Library of Congress - Presentations

Presentations look across the American Memory collections to investigate curricular themes.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/index.html#presentations

Library of Congress - Activities

Activities offer an interactive, "hands on" experience and focus on a specific topic, rather than broad themes. They require teacher direction, but invite students to participate.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/index.html#presentations

WallWisher

They give you a blank page (a wall) and you can put anything you want on it, anywhere.

http://wallwisher.com/

iPhone & iPad Tips and Tricks

A free app that provides you with over 154 tips and tricks for your iPhone and iPad.

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/iphone-tips-154-ez-iphone/id540225948?mt=8

Videolicious

You choose the content, and Videolicious does the rest—combining your video clips, photos, and sound to make a powerful, professional-quality video…without the work.

https://videolicious.com/

FreeConferenceCall.com

You can use FreeConferenceCall.com to bring together multiple people for one conference call. Accounts also come with the option of free conference call recording.

FreeConferenceCall.com

Interactive Venn Diagram

This tool is used to visually compare and contrast information by using overlapping circles.  Venn Diagrams are a great strategy to facilitate critical thinking and to help students visualize the compare and contrast of key concepts.   ReadWriteThink.org offers a free interactive Venn Diagram tool that will allow your students to input concepts and descriptions.  Once completed the personalized Venn Diagram can be printed.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Flubaroo

Flubaroo is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments.

http://www.flubaroo.com/

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