In the context of helping students enhance their writing skills and after we have reviewed some very good websites in this regard, we are sharing with you this curated selection of some of our favourite writing prompts generators to use with students in class. These are iPad apps students can utilize to access hundreds of creative writing prompts. They are a great source of inspiration to fuel students muse and get them practicing writing different genres. Prompts come in various forms including images, text and voice prompts, sketches and many more. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback.
1- Write About This
‘Endless student engagement with 175 included images, 375 text+voice prompts, OR customize with your own pictures. Kick-start all writing genres and watch reluctant writers soar! Write About This is a creation platform trusted on millions of classroom devices to gets kids writing!’
2- Writing Prompts
‘Our writing prompt generators use current events, scene elements, words, sketches, colors, genres and writing types, unleashing endless random bits of fantasy to fuel your muse. Plus, we’ve included our database of 600 creative writing prompts so you’ve got them right at your finger tips, online or off! Shake your device or swipe across the screen to change prompts. Add the prompts you like best to your favorites and revisit them at any time.’
Just Write: The Writing Prompts App (update: no longer available)
‘Just Write will give you the jumpstart that you need to craft the next Great American Novel, pen a short story, or simply jot down some memories from your past. This app is divided into four sections: Quotes: Words of wisdom from dozens of the greatest authors and thinkers will inspire you.
Warm-Ups: Over 100 timed warm-ups will exercise your brain and focus your mind.
Prompts: 200 prompts will help you do what you need to do: get writing, right now.
Write: Once you’re ready to write, the in-app notepad will conveniently capture all of your work. ’
4- Prompts – Beat Writers Block
‘More than 300,000 unique writing starting lines and creative writing prompts to inspire you and give you ideas for creative writing. Whether it’s poetry writing, journal writing, storytelling, or anything else! All using a patented technology. Prompts is great for students in the classroom, amateur writers, or professionals who want to free write more often.’
Oflow – For Creative Ideas (update: no longer available)
‘Oflow sparks your imagination with more than 150 proven creative prompts for having ideas and using your imagination whenever you feel stuck.
• Bookmark your favorite methods for getting unstuck
• Create and share ideas and notes
• Export methods or notes to Evernote
• Set daily creative reminders for inspiration
• iPad and iPhone support.’
6- Brainsparker Creativity Cards
‘Feeling stuck? Need a boost of inspiration? Whether you’re facing a challenge at work, in life or with your creative projects, now you can trigger an endless supply of fresh ideas in one easy-to-use app. Hundreds of thousands of people are already using our random prompt cards to overcome blocks, boost creative thinking, brainstorm new ideas, inspire creative writing/journaling and spark innovation.’
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