Free Mobile Apps to Promote Creativity Through Creation

Published On: September 26th, 2019·By ·

It's no secret that creativity is one of the hardest things to teach students. Let these mobile apps get your creative juices flowing!

Free Mobile Apps to Promote Creativity Through Creation


This article includes a variety of apps for a wide range of grade levels and subject areas. I learned about these in SimpleK12's online webinar, Free Mobile Apps to Promote Creativity Through Creation, presented by Lauren Boucher. I encourage you to check out the recording of the training session, which has even more apps, plus in-depth ideas on how to use them in the classroom.

Video Creation Apps

Students can use videos to build their own tutorials on just about any topic – illustrate scientific concepts, reenact historical events, create commercials for PSAs – what can you see them coming up with?

  1. Tellagami
  2. Magisto
  3. Adobe Spark Video

Image Creation Apps

Let students create their own images for projects, such as book reports, icebreaker activities, interactive maps, or classroom tours.

  1. Thinglink
  2. Snapseed
  3. Canva

Additional Apps for Student Projects

  1. Book Creator Free – Creative Writing
  2. Weebly – Free Website Creation
  3. Hopscotch – Coding
  4. Minecraft and Lego Creator Islands – Virtual Reality

Another thank you to Lauren for these great ideas. Make sure to check out all of her training sessions inside the Teacher Learning Community.

Which app caught your eye first? Let me know your favorite in a comment on this article.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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