Music & Art

Artkive
iOS and Android. $4.99. All ages
Digitize student artwork for an easily shareable and space-saving twist on portfolios that parents are sure to love. Teachers can upload artwork and organize by student, date, and grade.

Anytune Pro+
iOS. $14.99. All ages
Slow down tracks, adjust pitch, and more as students learn to play by ear. Music teachers can use the app during instruction or recommend it to students looking for extra practice.

Faces iMake
iOS. $3.99. Grades PreK–6
“Faces iMake lets you easily blend storytelling and symbolism with art discussions on composition, texture, and scale,” says Theresa McGee, a middle school art educator at Hinsdale School District 181 in Illinois. “It’s the perfect creative collage app for primary students.”

Flashnote Derby
iOS and Android. $2.99. Grades 4–6
“Flashnote Derby allows students to practice note reading in a fun, engaging way—even allowing teachers to choose only lines or only spaces,” says Aileen Miracle, general music teacher at Cheshire Elementary School and elementary performance arts cochair for Olentangy Local Schools in Delaware, Ohio.

SketchBook Pro
iOS. $4.99. Grades 7+
“Put a graphic design studio in your students’ hands,” says Rachel Wintemberg, a visual arts teacher at William C. McGinnis Middle School in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. “Working in layers, draw or paint on a blank canvas with a complete color palette and professional-quality brushes.”

Magisto
iOS and Android. Free. Grades 4+
“Create simple movies and set them to music with this user-friendly app,” says Jason Kline, a fourth- and fifth-grade classes at EAGLE Charter School in Salem, Oregon. Magisto features a “magic” video editor that helps novice filmmakers stitch together photos and video clips.

 

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