20 Great iPad Apps to Help Learners Explore Their Creativity

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February 15, 2017
Here is a list of some useful iPad apps students can use to unleash their creative thinking and engage in hand-son learning activities. The apps, curated from iTunes App Store's collection called 'Explore Your Creativity', will enable students to create short movies, edit and share visuals and photos, tell stories using a wide variety of multimedia materials, create and learn about music, and draw beautiful sketches to share with others.  We have also visualized the list in the infographic below which you can download for free from this link. Enjoy

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1- Stop Motion Studio

‘Create beautiful stop motion animated movies anywhere instantly on your device. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. No computer needed. It's simple to use, deceptively powerful and insanely fun to play with. Create fantastic movies your friends will enjoy or share it with the world on YouTube, Facebook and other sites.’

2- Animoto Video Slideshow Maker

‘Make fun videos wherever you are, with photos and video clips from your Camera Roll. Choose from one of our sleek video styles, add a song, and you’re done! ’

3- iMovie

‘With a streamlined design and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, create beautiful movies, and watch them on all your devices in iMovie Theater.’

4- Magisto Video Editor

‘Magisto Video Maker automatically turns your photos and videos into magical video stories that you’ll want to share with friends and family.’

Create Music
1- GarageBand

‘GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go.’

2- Beatwave  (Update: no longer working)

‘Beatwave lets you make amazing music simply by tapping. Create songs anywhere, anytime on your iPhone or iPad. No musical skills required!’

3- Figure

‘Create an addictive beat before the next bus stop or lay down a beefy bass line while waiting in line at the bank. Share your creations on Allihoopa, the free music collaboration and sharing service, and see where other music makers will take your ideas.’

4- FourChrods

‘FourChords Guitar Karaoke is the fastest way to learn new songs! The 1500 + hit songs are displayed in adjustable karaoke-style display with easy chords, an acoustic backing track and lyrics.’

Edit Photos
1- A Beautiful Mess (Update: no longer working)

‘Add new life to your favorite photos with custom filters, fun fonts, and hand-drawn doodles.’

2- Halftone2

‘Halftone 2 makes it easy to create comic and scrap books with your images. Choose a page layout, apply photo filters, position captions, add speech and thought balloons…’

3- PicLab Studio

‘PicLab Studio is the go-to app for your design needs. Produce stunning images by combining text, artwork, graphics, effects & photos.’

4- Picfx

‘Picfx provides you with 142 layerable filters for your mobile photography. With our vast and varying filter selection - including color enhancements, textures, film filters, light leaks, bokeh and more - you can turn a good photo into an amazing one.’

Draw and Sketch
1- Paper by FiftyThree

‘ Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams ’

2- Procreate

‘This complete artist’s toolbox helps you create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations anywhere you are…’

3- Adobe Photoshop

‘Draw with pencils, pens, markers, erasers, thick acrylic*, ink brush*, soft pastel* and watercolor* paint brushes to create artwork that can be sent as layered PSD files to Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC.’

4- Atelier: Draw, Sketch, Paint no longer available

‘Atelier is a powerful yet easy-to-use painting app for digital artists. It strikes a nice balance between simplicity and functionality…’

Tell a Story
1- Adobe Spark Video

‘Spark Video helps anyone create compelling animated videos in minutes. Easily add and trim video clips to make your videos stand out on social. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images or add your own photos to highlight what you have to say.’

2- Storyist

‘Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iOS that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.’

3- Final Draft Reader no longer available

‘The Final Draft Reader app is perfect for actors, agents, managers, and anyone who wants to read Final Draft scripts on their iPhone & iPad.’

4- MindNode

‘MindNode allows you to brainstorm, organize & share your thoughts in an intuitive way, so you can focus on the idea behind it. The clean interface lets you concentrate on generating and connecting thoughts, and an infinitely expanding canvas means that no matter how big or complicated your project gets, MindNode can keep up.’