Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do.
We, in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning , strongly believe in the importance of creativity in education and we have dedicated a whole section in this blog to articles covering this topic. We have also reviewed some web tools that teachers can use to integrate creativity in their instruction and today we are going to introduce you to an awesome set of iPad apps that can do the same job but this time for young learners in primary schools.
1- Draw Free for iPad
This is a great free iPad app that lets users create beautiful drawings. It has an intuitive interface and is very simple to use, ideal for young learners.
2- Pic Collage
This is an app that allows you to create awesome collages of your friends and favourite stars using stickers, text, web images and many more.
3- Our Story
Our Story enables young children to take part in fun games which can help develop interests and skills that will be relevant to them when they start to read.
4- Scribble Press
Get the story creation and sharing app that's getting great reviews from parents, teachers and kids all around the world.
5- Puppet Pals HD
This app lets you create your own unique shows with animations and audio in real time.
6- Skitch for iPad
This apps opens up your creativity and allows you to use shapes, sketches and text annotation to get your point across fast.
j2e is an online creativity tool designed for education. It brings the power of the web into the classroom. Children can create, share and learn in an e-safe environment.
8- 123D Sculpt
This app lets you sculpt and paint interesting and realistic 3D shapes. It is very easy to use , just choose a shape from their library then push, pull and paint to make the sculpture your own.
iBrainstorm lets you capture and share your inner most creative genius via collaborating with others while working on a project or assignment.
Inkflow works like a word processor for visual thinking. It captures your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers.