Creative Software

Creative Software

Learning involves all parts of the brain, and there is software that speaks to our students' creativity. Most of this software revolves around photo, video and audio editing, and how that translates to the web.

A few tips include:

  • Plan ahead and be realistic about the timeframe. Want students to make and edit a video in class? The time required for students to learn the system and edit the video may surprise you, though the software applications to do this are getting better all of the time. Your media specialist or technology coordinator should be able to help train your students on specific programs.
  • While you are at it, see what is also available for other equipment that your class can use. Digital cameras, flip camcorders, scanners and more are common in today's school.
  • Want to make class real? Make the project something that will go beyond the walls of your classroom! Show the videos or projects in a public forum or on the Internet. Just know what is and is not allowed per your school policies.
  • These creative projects are a perfect way to bring the affective side of your students' brains into the learning process. Encourage them to bring that emotion into their work.
Last modified: Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 10:35 AM