25 Of The Best iPad Apps To Promote Creativity In Students


creativity-apps-promote-creative-workflow-in-students25 Of The Best iPad Apps To Promote Creativity In Students

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Nailing down exactly what promotes creativity isn’t easy, if for no other reason than creativity looks different depending on what you’re talking about:



Social interactions?

But fundamentally-speaking, among the factors that promote creativity are collaboration, modeling, dynamic tools, and confidence.

Tablets and smartphones feature some design elements that inherently promote creativity as well, including elegant touch-interfaces, a personal screen, and available connectivity with other apps and devices.

When you combine these mobile devices with apps that promote creativity as well, and you’ve got a powerful combination that–in the right workflow–can produce some spectacular results.

Workflow Matters

In the creative process, workflow matters.

Choosing when to expose a student to a new model to collaboration opportunity–or if to provide a rubric or scoring guide–can greatly impact the end result.

The same with how the assignment is “given,” if the students have voice and choice, where the product might be published, how easily it is to share drafts of work, how easy it is to provide helpful feedback (versus superficial commentary), and so on, all can factor into the creativity in  project or product.

The following iPad apps were all selected for their media format, interface, accessibility, collaborative potential, or workflow-friendly design.

And note, most are based on visuals–video, painting, etc.–but some are productivity-based, and many feature intentional elements designed to socialize thinking, brainstorm collaboratively, and easily share drafts with peers, teachers, and others.

25 Of The Best iPad Apps To Promote Creativity In Students

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8 Responses

  1. joinpa

    02/05/2014, 12:55 am

    I like Scoot & Doodle on G+ Hangouts and love their new app with one-to-one realtime video collaboration, Scoodle Jam in App Store. It fosters creativity, communication and collaboration with a realtime whiteboard where students can work together on homework and class projects. http://www.scootdoodle.com

  2. Lukáš Tůma

    09/06/2014, 09:07 pm

    For creative brainstorming I also used Analogram ios application. This is a simple tool that makes use of both the right and left side of the brain. It is suitable for brainstorming, problem solving, Memorizing, learning, interpretation of the concept, language learning, presentation etc.. Analogram trains memory and adds a new dimension to your express, I highly recommend it.

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