Student Tools

 In this section, I'm looking at apps that students can use besides the other apps I've listed in the resource section.


DayOne - Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One's interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure. It’s easy to enter your thoughts and memories quickly and have them synced and backed up in the cloud. iCloud or Dropbox syncing to the beautiful Day One Mac desktop application and the iPhone and iPad apps. Day One is well-designed and highly focused to encourage you to write more.  Two plans are available: Free and $34.99/year.

download app store google play

 photos for class

Photos for Class is where you can search millions of FREE and SAFE Creative Commons licensed photos and pictures. It is a place to access safe images available for use in the classroom and for educational purposes. Plus, you get accurate image citations. Age-Appropriate Images - All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Pixabay SafeSearch and their proprietary filters. Automatic Citation - Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms. Creative Commons - Creative Commons licenses all photos shown for public use.


Room Recess is dedicated to providing children with free educational games. The games reinforce essential skills vital to elementary students and their learning process. The goal is to reinforce fundamental learning concepts in math, reading, spelling, language arts, and basic problem-solving. Because our educational games are free, students do not have to sign up or hold an account with us.



Tocomail is a fun email for kids featuring a drawing board, customized avatars, instant messenger, audio video messaging, and a colorful design that all children will love! It is a great first messenger and email for kids with an easy-to-use interface designed to make it simple to stay connected with family and friends. Tocomail offers safety with effective yet straightforward parental control of the kid's email through a supervised contact list and quarantine box. After a one-week free trial, the service cost is $2.99/month or $29.99/year. You do not pay for the email account; you pay for parental control service, which provides safety for your kids and peace of mind for you. They do not show ads to kids and parents or sell your data to others as free email services usually do. This makes your subscriptions the only source of our revenue to support this service.

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Write-on Video is a user-friendly tool that allows you to annotate and animate videos and pictures. Arrange photos and videos into a stunning slideshow with free-hand drawings, text boxes, stickers, audio, and sound clips. Write-on Video automatically organizes each annotated frame into a storyboard so that you can add comments and information beside each scene. All text in the storyboard is accurate and can be edited in reader apps.  Three options are Free, $29.99/year, and $59.99/year.

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Zoom Notes is a note-taking app with smooth ink in eight different pens, text, unlimited zoom, sub-pages, linked sound recording, automatic palm rejection, and much more. Unlimited zoom means that mind mapping, tree, and flow diagrams have never been more straightforward. Shapes, symbols, lines, and arrows all facilitate visual thinking. Saving all your files to iCloud means that they are available on all your digital devices, and you’ll never lose them again.

799 price download app store


Let's Work Together On Your Project

Nothing is worse than attempting to bring new ideas into your classroom and not being heard when seeking assistance. The crucial part is to clearly understand what you're looking for in the first meeting, in person or by video conference. Make sure you are being heard and not just offered some cookie-cutter approach. And remember, your first meeting is free!

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