Web 2 Tools
The Literacy Shed
Create stories as games
Little Bird Tales
Photopeach and Animoto
Bubble us and mind mup
Letter writing (ABC)
Kung Fu sentences
Apps for i-Pad (to create content)
Explain Everything (not free)
Puppet Pals (basic version free)
(Sock Puppets too)
Popplet (free with a catch)
My Story (not free)
Book Creator (not free)
I-Movie (not free)
Fantastic literacy motivation site - themes and guides for lessons - animated movies to inspire
Create small story books using range of different art works.
Create stories and more.
Easy to create animations for story writing
Collaborate online through shared documents on Google Drive. Create ppt presentations or spreadsheets and word docs. Other tools such as Google sites, Blogger, You Tube Channels, Sketch Up and more are part of the Google range of educator tools. More here
Create web sites for your class. Check out this example of a class web site. Students can make their own under your teacher log in too. See some examples of student blogs and wikis here.
This is a new tool which enables students to create cool stories with a game element. Can set up class accounts.
Interactive story maker.
Another interactive story creator.
Upload Powerpoint slideshows to get an embed code for putting on blogs or web sites.
Quick and easy voice recorder.
Another online voice recorder
Create online slideshows with zooming function
Create online slideshows.
Online mind mapping tool
Online note maker - brainstorming - build a topic wall
Brainstorm - add pics or draw inside the bubble (called a popple) Free version only allows you to make five popplets
Handwriting for reception class
Sentence maker for struggling writers
Make images interactive.
This is an open ended app which allows the user to write their own text with fingers or text type, draw their own pics, import photos (and annotate them) and record voice so it is very versatile and can be used as a cross curricula tool. Create a book
Similar to Educreations but much more - screencasting capture and import video and other files, annotate over video and has a better range of export options - you don't need a log on to use either. A very versatile and useful creation tool.
Students can create their own plays using basic characters in the free version and a huge range of characters in the paid version including the ability to take their own photo and cut themselves out to use as characters in the play. Also in the paid version they can take photos for a background. Students need to plan their script first.
See the Web 2 tools this is an app as well.
Create a book using student drawing or photos, recorded voice and text.
Not free but makes great books
Not free but worth it - a great tool for Year 3 up. Makes movie making professional and simple. Create your own class You Tube channel for class movies and share them into this directly from i-movie.
Create an avatar which narrates stories. I have been working with students to tell stories about their learning on this app and they love it. Share as a link.
Create pic word collage for topics
Fun writing tool
Record learning conversations and writing or drawing
Take a photo of work and annotate and record
Put words across a photo to make a cool poster
Link to app and examples of how to use here