Students engage in mental and social processes to generate new ideas and concepts, and new associations between existing ideas and concepts, leading to new ways of doing things that can change thinking, processes, and products.
  • Tap in to multiple intelligences.
  • Thrive when given a choice in process and product results.
  • Use higher level questioning.
  • Use applied imagination through the Imagine -Create -Play -Share -Reflect -Imagine process.
  • Participate in authentic learning experiences and reflection.
  • Apply new ways to solve problems.
  • Create new products and processes.
  • Express themselves artistically.

Technology Tools to Support Invention Skills

Create digital stories with Photostory 3

Bring your digital photos to life with Photo Story 3.
  1. Photostory 3 Overview
  2. Ideas for using Photostory 3
  3. Sample projects

  1. Download Photostory 3 to your computer (free download for PCs)
  2. Photostory 3 step-by-step directions (pdf)
  3. Watch the Photostory 3 Video Tutorials below from JakesOnline

**Tutorial 1** | (1:45) Beginning the digital storytelling process, corresponds to pages 1-2 of the tutorial handout.
**Tutorial 2** | (1:47) Removing black borders from images, corresponds to page 3 of the tutorial handout.
**Tutorial 3** | (1:32) Adding text to a title slide or image, corresponds to page 4 of the tutorial handout.
Tutorial 4 | (5:02) Adding your voice narration.
Tutorial 5 | (2:11) Customizing motion with Pans
Tutorial 6 | (1:07) Customizing motion with Zooms
Tutorial 7 | (1:25) Fine tuning motion in your digital story
Tutorial 8 | (1:39) Adding transitions
Tutorial 9 | (1:32) Adding background music-mp3's
Tutorial 10 | (1:41) Adding background music-onboard music
Tutorial 11 | (3:30) Finishing Your


iPad Apps: Explain Everything and ShowMe

Explain Everything App ($2.99)

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything's flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad2 video display.

Samples of Explain Everything

ShowMe App (Free)

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!
ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.

iPad Apps: Book Creator

Book Creator ($4.99)

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.