Common Core Explorer

SL.6.5

These apps, games, and websites will help your students include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
App
AndroVid - Video Editor
Versatile must-have creation tool for classrooms using Android devices
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
BetterLesson
Exemplary Common Core-aligned lessons from rock star peers at large
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Biteslide
Great kid-friendly tool for research and multimedia slideshow creation
GRADES
3 - 10
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
BrainPOP Featured Movie
Incredibly engaging cartoons on a wide range of topics draw kids in
GRADES
2 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Game
Community PlanIt
Custom-designed civic engagement game helps kids make local impact
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
PLATFORM
Linux, Mac, Windows
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
1
App
Doceri Interactive Whiteboard
Teachers, students can spice up presentations with well-done tool
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
App
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard
Enliven lessons and presentations with easy-to-use presentation tool
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Glogster
Interactive, online multimedia posters display knowledge dynamically
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Green Screen by Do Ink
Versatile, easy-to-use moviemaker yields great results
GRADES
3 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
iMovie
Pro-quality HD movie maker is easy enough for beginners
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
Kerpoof
Media-making tools help young kids with digital skills
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Little Bird Tales
Easy-to-create digital storybooks empowering, even for younger kids
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
MindMeister
Powerful mind mapper aimed at adults, simple enough for older kids
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Office Sway
Cool scroll effects, flexible features boost visual storytelling tool
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
The Noun Project
Think in pictures with vibrant visual language everyone can understand
GRADES
4 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
VoiceThread
Easily collaborate and create with voice, video, or image
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
4
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Booktrack
Add soundtracks, create an immersive reading experience
GRADES
4 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Comic Life
Creative tool for visual storytelling through comics
GRADES
3 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Common Core Quest
Comprehensive CCSS-aligned resource for instruction and assessment
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Corkulous
Brainstorm, organize, and present on this tidy virtual corkboard
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Cosmeo
Info-rich site could use detailed performance tracking tools
GRADES
K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Crayola Kids
Valuable art-related teaching resources amid relentless marketing
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Domo Animate
Versatile animation platform stars delightful fuzzy monster
GRADES
4 - 10
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Doodlecast Pro
Record what you know and share it with the class
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
FreshGrade
A fresh way to capture, document, and share student learning
GRADES
3 - 9
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
5
Website
MindMup
Basic online mind-mapping tool shares easily to the cloud
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
PhotoPeach
Simple, cute slideshow site good for quick, creative presentations
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Pixorial
Storage site has simple, innovative tools to help you get creative
GRADES
4 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Social Stories Creator for Educators
Create multimedia stories that help with social skills
GRADES
Pre-K - 12
PRICE
Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Sock Puppets Complete
Versatile, easy-to-use presentation tool featuring talking puppets
GRADES
5 - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Spicynodes
Handy tool for mapping info can support a range of learning styles
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Splashtop Classroom
Collaboration tool lets kids annotate and share from their own devices
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Storyboard That
Engage kids with basic but versatile storytelling tool
GRADES
5 - 10
PRICE
Free, Free to Try, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
SyncSpace Shared Whiteboard
Limited collaborative whiteboard; more features, flexibility in iOS version
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free, Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
App
Talkboard by Citrix
Many cool uses of whiteboard as users collaborate through drawings
GRADES
6 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
App
Tapikeo HD
Kids create and present stories with pictures and audio
GRADES
K - 8
PRICE
Paid
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
VOA Learning English
Real-world news, loads of resources to support ELLs' needs
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
Website
Wordle
Easy-to-use tool for making colorful, fun word clouds
GRADES
1 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
3
TEACHER RATING
4
Website
Comic Master
Limited options hinder learning potential in amusing comic creator
GRADES
4 - 6
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
2
App
Drawing Cartoons
Create unique stop-motion animations, but beware of violent imagery
GRADES
6 - 8
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
3
Website
Loyal Books
Tons of audiobooks, but lack of variety and little interaction limit e-reading experience
GRADES
2 - 12
PRICE
Free
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
NOT YET RATED
App
Tellagami
Custom animations are fun, but are too short and lack polish
GRADES
5 - 12
PRICE
Free, Free to Try
PLATFORM
n/a
COMMON SENSE RATING
2
TEACHER RATING
4