21st Century Tools

For The Classroom

Using Technology to Produce Innovative Products

Below are a sampling of Apps and Tools that can be used to help students master the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

Smore*

* App or online tool



  • Create custom, electronic flyers
  • Embed text, images, audio or video
  • Dynamic flyer enables edits as necessary
  • Share via link; users always see most updated version
  • Keep track of how many times flyer has been viewed
  • First 10 flyers free- Educator Price of $59 per year for unlimited flyers (teachers can share their account with students)

Book Creator for iPad*

*Android App coming in Spring 2014



  • Create books using images, text and video
  • Record narration
  • Export books to ePub format (protects privacy); share file with parents
  • Create one book free; $4.99 for full app (less with volume pricing)
Introduction to Book Creator for iPad

Toontastic*

*Educator version with all features unlocked available for volume discount


  • Multiple free versions: Toontastic, Toontastic Jr. Pirates, Toontastic Jr. Shrek, Toontastic Jr. Kung Fu Panda
  • Choose from different settings and characters
  • Add voice and music
  • Each cartoon has 5 parts: Setup, Conflict, Challenge, Climax and Resolution
Toontastic

Tellagami*

*Available for iPad and Android devices



  • Free!
  • Customize a character and background
  • Record voice or type a message for character to say
  • Share Gami via Facebook, Twitter, text, email, or embed in other applications
  • Have your character tell a story, recite a poem, speak in a foreign language, become a historical figure, personify objects, etc.
  • Create 30 second videos, then join together using other programs (like WeVideo or iMovie)

WeVideo*

*Available for Apple and Android devices



  • Free!
  • Create custom videos- import video clips, images, audio
  • Select from several video themes
  • Supports 8 languages
  • 3 editing modes for various levels of experience
  • Share videos via Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive, Dropbox or Wevideo.com
WeVideo Overview (in less than a minute)

PicWall*

*Available for Apple and Android devices (PicWall plus available free for a limited time! Regularly $0.99)


  • Free!
  • Create collages in a variety of layouts
  • Add text captions in multiple fonts
  • Add fun stickers and objects
  • Save to file or share in multiple ways

Garage Band*

*Available only on Apple devices (however, there is a PC version for Windows)



  • Free!
  • Provides a collection of instruments to choose from
  • Create your own music
  • Record your voice and add sound effects
  • Share songs through Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud (compatible with Smore) or export to iTunes or a Mac or PC

iMovie*

*Available only for Apple products (Movavi is a sub for PC)


  • $4.99 for App; $14.99 for Mac
  • Create videos using different themes, create credits, customize logos, etc.
  • Add videos and images from device or take them in app
  • Add effects such as slow motion, fast forward, picture-in-picture, and split screen
  • Create soundtrack using built-in sound effects, record narration or import audio
  • Save videos to device, share via email, publish directly to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo

ScreenChomp*

*Available only for Apple devices



  • Free!
  • Whiteboard and markers allow users to draw and write
  • Add images and annotate over them
  • Record audio
  • Share via URL or download as MPEG-4
ScreenChomp - Serve up Tasty Screen Videos with your iPad

Sock Puppets*

*Available only on Apple Devices


  • Regular version Free; Sock Puppets Complete $3.99 (more puppets and features)
  • Choose from a variety of puppets and layouts
  • Record dialog and puppets will lip-sync
  • Change backgrounds and move props while recording