6 High School Websites for Creativity

May 29, 2014
Ellen Holderman
Common Sense Education

CATEGORIES Tools, Technology Integration

For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring high school websites for creativity. Media and art creation are terrific outlets for older students. In the process of creating, they can learn more about their own beliefs and explore topics with more depth.

To see the rating of each app, game, or website, visit the Top Picks list, High School Websites for Creativity and the Arts.


VoiceThread provides students of all ages an online platform to create and share media projects that can incorporate video, image, voice, and even drawings. One of its most valuable assets: allowing for collaboration opportunities as well as audio or video feedback from readers and viewers. Read full review.

Pixton for Schools brings students together in an online classroom to learn about comics, graphic arts, and creating original work. The ability to add project assignments with rubrics or scoring guides attached is a great feature, and you can send class-wide messages and alerts to students. Read full review.

Blogging is a popular way to publish and write in many classrooms. What makes Edublogs stand out is the combo of easy setup and use, strong support services, flexible administrative options, and peace of mind around spam and privacy issues. Read full review.

Making flashy video slideshow presentations with Animoto is simple. First students select Create a Project, and the site walks them through each step. They choose a theme, upload short video clips and their own images or images from a Creative Commons sites such as Flickr, upload their own songs or songs from the site, and add text if they want -- and wha-bang! Read full review.

Google Art Project
Google Art Project amasses more than 30,000 great works from real-world collections and presents them in virtual galleries. Kids can search art by museum collection or artist and can browse artists and artworks alphabetically or by user-curated collections. Read full review.

Youth Voices
Youth Voices is a vibrant home for young writers seeking an authentic audience and a space to publish writing across a wide range of genres. The site is essentially a social network, so students can easily align their interests and make meaningful connections with other young writers. Read full review.

Photo by Luke Wynne.

What websites are you using to get creative with your high school students? Sign in to comment below.


Paulina Cameron

New technologies have always put education to the edge with the newest trends and offers. It’s good that Ellen Holderman has browsed most sites and listed the most useful and creative. Students have now the possibility to use virtual realities to their fullest. I would also advice visiting  for finding creative ideas for creative writing. Among suggested sites I ‘d eagerly visit the Animoto, as videos are the driving force of the youth these days, they would do anything that is creative and fascinating and now they will learn from their experiments and share videos with their friends.