Create

Animation

Stop Motion Animation iOS app – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stop-motion-studio/id441651297?mt=8

We use common whiteboards, clay, post-it notes, and all other kinds of materials.

Touchstone Examples
Paper –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf6vrXuNnds
Post it Notes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWM0FNPZSs
Objects – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovvk7T8QUIU

Books & Comics

​Book Creator (iOS) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-creator-for-ipad/id442378070?mt=8

Coding, Game & App Design

Coding
​DS Hour of Code Website – http://dshourofcode.weebly.com/
Student Page – http://dsmslib.weebly.com/ds-coders.html

Game Design
Tiny Tap http://www.tinytap.it  Create simple games.
Moth & Butterfly Game (2nd)
http://www.tinytap.it/games/gcru/tuckers-game
Simple Machines (3rd)
https://www.tinytap.it/activities/g2hfm/play/simple-machines-2017

App Design
Pop – Prototyping on Paper App https://marvelapp.com/pop/
Klara Corn App (6th) https://marvelapp.com/1f1c4f7
Unplug App (7th) https://marvelapp.com/prototype/cj66a40/screen/62336316?

Brainstorming & Timelines

Mural https://www.mural.co/
Post-it App https://www.post-it.com/3M/en_US/post-it/ideas/app/
Popplet https://app.popplet.com/#/login
Padlet http://padlet.com/
Timeline JS – http://timeline.knightlab.com/  Example http://digitalageviruses.weebly.com/

Graphic Design & Infographics

Canva https://www.canva.com/
Adobe Spark https://spark.adobe.com/

Word Cloud Generator

Word Art https://wordart.com/

Digital Fabrication

CREATING MODELS (STL – for 3D Printer)
Beginner
TinkerCad – https://tinkercad.com/ (sign in with Google)
Intermediate
Onshape – ​http://www.onshape.com ​​
Advanced
FUSION 360 – http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

CREATING MODELS (VECTOR – for Laser Cutter)
Beginner
Adobe Fresco https://www.adobe.com/products/fresco.html
​TinkerCad https://tinkercad.com/ (sign in with Google)
Intermediate & Advanced
Adobe Illustrator (on computers) https://www.adobe.com/
Inkscape (Download) https://inkscape.org/

PLACES TO GET OBJECTS TO EDIT
Thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/
My Mini Factory http://www.myminifactory.com/
Instructables 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/howto/3d+print/
Instructables Laser Cutting https://www.instructables.com/howto/laser+cutter/
Pinshape https://pinshape.com/

PINTEREST IDEA BOARD
Pinterest Digital Fabrication Board https://www.pinterest.com/kaytree38/maker-projects-digital-fabrication/

Digital Storytelling

DRAW & TELL
Draw and Tell (iPads) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/draw-and-tell/id504750621

ADOBE SPARK
Adobe Spark Video (iPad and MacBook) https://spark.adobe.com/make/video-maker/ Example My Math Hunt 2nd – https://spark.adobe.com/video/HJaeyXZX

INKLEWRITER
Inklewriter https://www.inklewriter.com/ write your own choose your own adventure books.
7th Grade International Trade https://oldinklewriter.inklestudios.com/stories/63mx
7th Digital World Suzie https://oldinklewriter.inklestudios.com/stories/h4wj
7th Digital World Rebecca https://oldinklewriter.inklestudios.com/stories/8hx5

EXPLAIN EVERYTHING
Explain Everything https://explaineverything.com/
5th Grade example https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz10RcoOfuJNWlUzTGt4V1lreW8/view?usp=sharing

Graphic Design

CANVA
Main Website http://canva.com
Education https://www.canva.com/education/
Teaching Materials https://www.canva.com/learn/design/teaching-materials/
Design School https://designschool.canva.com/

OTHERS
Gimp https://www.gimp.org/
Smore https://www.smore.com/app Design flyers and newsletters.
JooMag https://www.joomag.com/ Design magazines, brochures, and photo albums.
Assembly (iOS) http://assemblyapp.co/​ Create icons, logos, and scenes.

PHOTOS, IMAGES, CLIPART
Unsplash (Photos) https://unsplash.com/
Pixabay http://pixabay.com/
Pexels (Videos) https://videos.pexels.com/
The Noun Project http://thenounproject.com/
Big Huge Labs http://bighugelabs.com/ graphic creator

FONTS
Font Squirrel http://www.fontsquirrel.com/

Music & Audio

AUDIO RECORDING
Voice Memo App on iPad https://apps.apple.com/us/app/voice-memos/id1069512134
Garageband http://www.apple.com/ios/garageband/?cid=wwa-us-kwg-features-com
Audacity https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Audacity Help https://www.audacityteam.org/help/

SHEET MUSIC
Noteflight http://www.noteflight.com/
Musescore https://musescore.org/en

CREATIVE COMMON MUSIC AND SOUND EFFECTS
Youtube Audio Library https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

CREATING MUSIC
Incredibox http://www.incredibox.com/
Soundtrap https://www.soundtrap.com/edu/
LaunchPad https://apps.apple.com/us/app/launchpad-make-remix-music/id584362474

Student work
Harrison 7th Grade Digital World Project https://www.noteflight.com/embed/85898dab176ef67e68a2ee7fa7de0b0371ed21c8
Klara 7th Grade Maker http://incredibox.com/mix/55565117103BD-V3
Launchpad 7th Grade https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T3bWNvf8IzjVIyY7JPicl6VjqvFgc3rB/view?usp=sharing

Presentations

Chris Anderson TED’s secret to great public speaking
https://www.ted.com/talks/chris_anderson_teds_secret_to_great_public_speaking?language=en

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS

Stand-Alone
In stand-alone presentations the slideshow is showing ALL the information. It can either run automatically or be clicked through. We use this a lot for our presentations during culmination as some participants can be viewing the show while others talk to the student presenter.

Traditional
In traditional presentations the slideshow should be a backdrop and NOT take away from what the presenter is saying. Minimal words and good graphics are a good idea.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Show students “touchstone” presentations to get the ideas flowing.
Students should then plan on paper before working on the technology.
Make sure to use good, relevant, and creative common images.
Make sure students cite all images either on the slide or at the end of the show.
We try to encourage students to take or draw their own images.

POWERPOINT FOR IMAGES
Powerpoint makes it very easy to create images. Simply layout a slide – select everything you need – right click – save as image. Using this you can edit clipart, combine text and images, and grab screenshots. You can also remove backgrounds on images.