Marcia Kish from Blended Learning had a great session called Introduction to the Personalized Learning Playbook on Tuesday. She had a lot of good ideas for tools for increasing student ownership in projects. She gave us permission to share them here. I will note which of these cost and which are free. I haven’t had a chance to investigate all of these apps and sites but many of them look amazing.

Buncee – visual movement- Buncee has a freemium model. Users can create and share Buncee’s for free, but features like organizing a class and recording audio must be purchased as part of a Buncee Plus plan. 

Pixton – avatar creator – freemium-Kids make their avatars and teachers do retelling- This site has won a ton of awards

Wordart– WordArt.com is an online word cloud art generator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art.- Free for noncommercial use.

The noun project – Here you can find simple icon shapes for anything- Free with credit to the artist.

Book creator – This can take time, but if you start at the beginning of the lesson it isn’t hard- Free for teachers

Wakelet – Save, organize and share content from across the web. Marcia loves it because it allows kids to collaborate – Free app

Flipgrid – Very popular free video sharing app.

Canva – vert popular, one of Marcia’s go to for brochures, graphics or post cards- basic program is free.

Smore.com – best way to globally connect students. Create a poster and share it out- There is a free version and paid educator version ($59)

Incredibox –  This is a music app that lets you create your own music with the help of a crew of beatboxers. – Free demo

SLIDESMANIA – This is a site that provides access to a wide variety of free editable PowerPoint and Google Slides templates

Hope this is helpful and thanks to Marcia Kish for all the great ideas!

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