Fun and Engaging Apps to use in the Classroom

Rocket Notebook

How it Works: Put pen to paper (special pens), Choose a destination (most cloud services), Scan your pages, Blast your notes to the cloud. OUT OF PAGES? Microwave your book to erase the pages. (Android and iOS)

The Merge Cube—The hologram you hold in your hand

How it works: Download Merge apps. Use your phone or tablet to scan the cube. Now you have the world in your hands. Explore the galaxy, anatomy, and so much more. (Android and iOS) Walmart $5


Flipgrid is where your students go to share ideas and learn together. It’s where students amplify and feel amplified. It’s video the way students use video. Short. Authentic. And fun! That’s why it’s the leading video discussion platform used by tens of millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 150 countries. (Windows, Android, iOS)


Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding. Sign up. Reinforce accountability. Know if your students are watching your videos, how many times per section and if they’re understanding the content. Engage students easily. (iOS, Android, Windows, Chrome)


Our app uses a proprietary machine learning algorithm to help the blind identify objects in their daily lives. Use our simple UI to take a picture and listen to what the camera sees. (iOS only)

Chatter Pix (social sharing) Chatter Pix Kids (no social sharing)

Both allow students to take a picture or use an image saved to the camera. With a swipe of their finger, students can draw a mouth on any image. There is one button to press to record, and the mouth then animates with the recording. (iOS only)

Motion Stills

Motion Stills is an app from Google Research that lets you capture short videos and transform them into beautiful cinemagraphs or sweeping cinematic pans using our advanced stabilization and rendering technology. Create looping GIFs or combine clips into movies that you can share with your friends! Use Motion Stills to:
• Capture a short 3s clip with a simple tap or condense up to a minute of video into an easy-to-watch clip using the Fast Forward mode.
• Share your Motion Stills as looping GIFs or videos directly with your friends.
• Create movies by combining clips with a simple swipe to the right.
• Browse your recorded clips in a stream, or flip through them one-by-one and watch them auto-play. (Android and iOS)

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images (Post) videos (Video), and web pages (Page) that make you stand out on social. (iOS, Chrome, and Windows)


Canva makes design amazingly simple 🙌 (and loads of fun). Create beautiful designs for work, school and play in minutes with Canva – no design skills or complex software needed. Whether you need an Instagram post, Facebook header, photo editor, pic collage, wedding invitation or poster maker, Canva is an all-in-one graphic design app that allows you to produce eye-catching graphics on the go. Android

Poll Anywhere

Use multiple choice questions to identify gaps in understanding, or kick off group discussions with a colorful word cloud.  Invite the audience to respond simultaneously by visiting a website or texting a number on their phones. Responses appear in an animated graph or chart embedded in your presentation. Results update live for all to see. (iOS and Android)

Speak Pic

SpeakPic uses artificial intelligence to give life to faces in photos.
You can type or record any text, adding and giving life to a photo of a friend or someone famous. It will say everything you want.  With SpeakPic, the voice of the translator will be really fun for you and friends. Have you thought about making your friend sing his/her team’s anthem? Or maybe an unexpected declaration of love. With SpeakPic, anything is possible.
You can change the voice with different effects to make the end result even funnier. There are dozens of voices to choose from, in multiple languages. The narrator’s voice will never be the same. (Android only)

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