Five creative tools to use with your laptops or Chromebooks in school

London CLC’s Rowan Roberts shares her top five creative tools to use with laptops in your school classroom.

London primary school pupil trying VR headset
Why not bring a story or history topic to life with a simple VR app?
  1. Adobe Spark
    This tool allows you to use Adobe’s bank of graphics, fonts and images to create your own slideshow style films, posters or web pages. Free accounts are available and give access to a limited amount of resources.
  2. Buncee
    A tool you can use to create an interactive animation. Add objects, make them move, and even get them to play a voice recording when tapped.
  3. Book creator
    A tool for making a digital book. It can be used in a browser or as an iPad app, which is cheap but not free. It’s a very versatile tool which we use here at London CLC all the way from reception to year 6, as you can keep the book very simple with pictures and drawings or you can add your own text and voice-overs to practice writing skills.
  4. Cospaces
    This allows you to create a 3D world including objects which can also be animated. It can be a nice way of bringing a story or history topic to life, and the result can be viewed in virtual reality on a phone with the CoSpaces app installed if you buy a cheap headset like this one.
  5. Soundtrap
    A bit like Garage Band but browser based. This allows you to compose your own music by layering up samples or recording your own performance.

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