Building Creativity

This is a website (Part of Project Zero at Harvard) that helps teachers and students build skills in creativity. Listed here are a number of exercises that promote creative thought, collaboration and problem solving. I have also included the Map of Understanding which is a graphic from the same project, that diagrams the different ways we come to understand a concept.

Understanding map circle

Creativity Routines

OWL (Online Writing Lab)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide can find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. (Purdue University)


Fast Scanner

The Fast Scanner app gets the job done. This app uses the camera on your phone or tablet to scan documents and export them into PDFs that you can email or print. Fast Scanner also allows you to crop and color-change your images before you export them into PDFs.

My Study Life

This app for students, replaces a paper planner by keeping track of your workload across multiple platforms and devices. Manage your classes with week and day timetables, keep track of tasks and exams in the cloud and receive notifications to keep you up to date for exams and classes. A clean interface and the ability to color code your classes make the calendar easy to read.

Khan Academy

This site has more than 4,200 educational videos that help you to learn a variety of topics, from math and computing to music and there is also a new Ontario Curriculum Math Grade 6 section. An excellent resource for students who want to be exposed to a variety of different approaches to understanding a concept.

A great feature of the free app is the ability to download any of the videos to view later.