This pathway contains tools that will get your students thinking more creatively about designing solutions to real-world problems. To see more badges in this pathway, try searching ISTE Standard for Student 3: Knowledge Constructor, ISTE Standard for Student 4: Innovative Designer, or ISTE Standard for Student 5: Computational Thinker on the badge page.
OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) brings powerful audio/video production capability to your Mac or PC. OBS is free, open-source software you can use to produce chroma key (“green screen”) effects. Using any connected camera and microphone along with any green background, you and your students can be creating professional-looking “on-location” videos from your classroom!
HyperDocs are interactive digital lesson plans that combine links, resources, and activities into one central "document." These aren't just "digital worksheets;" HyperDocs transform the way content is delivered to students, which in turn, facilitates higher order thinking skills and new levels of collaboration. Even though HyperDocs can be created using a variety of tools, the resources and activities inside every HyperDoc should give students opportunities to critically think, connect, and create.
Scratch is a program where students can create interactive stories, and games to share with an online community. This program is geared towards students 8-16 years of age.
Autodesk's TinkerCAD is a free 3D object design tool that works in your browser. Users can create 3D object models that can be shared in global galleries, or sent to your own 3D printer or a commercial production service.
Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages. With Google Sites, users can create their own website, update and personalize the site, share and collaborate with others, and preview and publish their site to the internet.
Incredibox is an app that allows the user to create music with the help of some beatboxers. The app introduces users to rhythm and melody. The creation can then be recorded and shared with others.
Flipgrid is an online discussion platform that allows users to submit audio/video responses to topics. Flipgrid combines an interactive social learning experience with student voice to encourage teachers and students to share their thoughts with others and stimulate discussion in the classroom.
Canva is a simple-to-use online design tool that enables users to create professional-grade digital graphics. Canva can be used to create a variety of images, including event flyers, resumes, cards, certificates, and infographics. This tool includes a variety of editing tools and allows teachers and students to teach/learn things visually.
Adobe Spark Video is a free online video making software. Users can easily create beautiful slideshows, presentations, advertisements, and stories using their own photos, videos, and music. Using Spark Video requires no design expertise, videos can be made in minutes, and shared out with ease.