• From iPads in Art Education; Suzanne: The iPad is at the forefront of becoming the most innovative and dynamic tool in art education. It can enable students to create and share digital content and media focusing on art and cross-curricular learning. Students can explore drawing and painting, digital photography, critique, digital storytelling, animation, graphic design, website building, movie-making, songwriting, and more through the various apps that are offered in the iTunes store. Many of these apps allow for students to transfer traditional skills and knowledge, while learning new digital concepts at the same time. They can also learn the basics of how to save, upload and email the work they create.Suzanne Tiedemann: Brunswick Acres Elementary Art,South Brunswick, New Jersey http://baart.weebly.com/-blog.html

Today's Session

  1. Introductions

  2. Disclaimer: Sites and apps may be out of date or not there anymore!

  3. Shout out to Deborah Ford of the Junior Library Guild and her excellent morning session "5 Ways to Put a Little Steam in your Library." Extension: http://nhcmtc.org/Extensions/?s=2372

  4. Background for STEM to STEAM Movement

    1. STEM to STEAM Rhode Island School of Design

    2. Points to Ponder: STEAM not STEM STEAM education gain traction

      1. Check the Articles and Research sections at the bottom of the home page.
      2. Good information if you need to convince anyone the Arts should become integral to STEM education.
    3. Gaining STEAM: Teaching Science through Art: USA Today

    4. Studying and observing the art first, without the fear of getting something wrong, encourages confidence and risk-taking in the classroom, says Laura Brino, the art integration specialist at Bates Middle School.

Places to start

    1. Google Cultural Institute

    2. The Frick Museum

    3. Doodle for Google Announcement

Note: you may be able to access offline archived sites at:

    1. WayBack Machine

    2. Example: The Field Museum

  1. Using Airplay with Apple TV and Projectors

  2. Choosing a stylus: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/iphoneandipodtouchapps/ss/Best-Stylus.htm


App Criteria

Online PD

Online Educators

Online Resources

Transferring Pictures

"Free Apps" Resource Sites

Free Apps

(Disclaimer: Some of these apps may have changed to "purchased" or may no longer be available since my last update.)


    • *Animation Desk Lite Animation Desk for iPad allows users to create hand-drawn animations on iPad
    • Animation Express You Can Create Great Animations. Paint • Draw • Animate • Add Sound.

Collaborative Drawing

    • Air Sketch Free Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.
    • *BaiBoard HD BaiBoard enables real-time collaboration via: 1. Zoomable multi-page whiteboard. 2. Collaborative annotation on PDF docs. 3. Screen Sharing from iPad to web browser.
    • Doodle Buddy:Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.
      Paint, draw, sketch, share ideas (Pre-6)
    • *Whiteboard Collaborate with friends and family with Whiteboard, the easy-to-use collaborative drawing app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Two users can create pictures together over local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth peer-to-peer.

Color Exploration

    • Art App: Art App provides easy to use, unique interface for people who want to create very nice looking graphics and design arts, and to store them in the Photo album. Most unique feature of Art App is that it provides opacity/transparency changing colors where each color can be set with different opacity level, thus colors can be semi-transparent/translucent, creating magical mix of colors when colors overlap each other.
    • *Coloruncovered Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.


    • *My Coloring Book: 105 hand drawn pictures to color, helps children develop hand-eye coordination, has a variety of bright colors to use.
    • Coloring for Kids - Cute and attractive images to keep a child hooked. 9 categories and 100 images to choose from. Change colors with a finger touch. Ability to save completed pictures.
    • Search App Store for "kids coloring" or similar words and sort by Price and Rating.


    • Art of Glow Art of Glow is elegantly designed with the high flexibility adjustments, vivid glow colors, and many options.
    • ChalkPad Chalk Pad turns your iPad into a Chalkboard! Loaded with options and with beautifully rendered graphics.
    • Doodle.ly Pick from one of several pens, markers, pencils and highlighters to express yourself through a hand-drawn picture, creating a work of art you'll want to share with friends and family.
    • Doodoo Pad Lite There're more than 14 interesting brushes to entertain kids, such as glow/neon brush, rainbow brush, crayon brush, oil brush, etc.
    • *Drawing Box Free Drawing Box is recommended by schools for their students for its creativity tools and recreational features. Drawing Box is the most suitable app to learn and practice drawing and painting. With responsive smooth pencil and brush strokes, graphical and intuitive interface, you can use it to make a quick sketch or a detailed study on the go.
    • Drawing Den The application contains a free drawing of a cat and a girl. Remaining ten drawings and two blank pieces of paper can be unlocked with a single purchase
    • *iPastelsActual pastelists can use iPastels to try out ideas and compositions before starting on a new painting in real life.Beginners will be able to practise and refine their skills, without the added cost of pastel sticks and specialty papers. One of the most widely used techniques in pastel is to use your finger to blend the colors into each other right on the paper, as part of the painting process. Using iPastels, paint with different colors and then use Smudge (the finger) or the Cotton Swab to blend and smoothen the colors.
    • Kids Doodle "Kids Doodle" is a pretty easy-to-use painting application that is designed specifically for little kids to enjoy doodle freely on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It supports more than 10 brushes, such as glow/neon brush, rainbow brush, crayon brush, oil brush, etc. The brush size and color is randomly adjusted to let kids entertained all the time.
    • Lux Draw An art app with Lux Draw's futuristic tools that include a 'Glow Pen', a 'Hot Pen' and even 'Light Spheres'! There is also a smudge tool, as well as an ordinary pen and eraser if you prefer that.
      Night Zookeeper Drawing Torch Drawing Torch is a magical, drawing and story experience. You become a Night Zookeeper and take on creative drawing missions to look after thousands of magical animals and defeat the monsters that attack the zoo.
    • Real Chalkboard Drawing a realistic chalkboard. Limited tools. Upgrade for $1.99
    • *Ultimate Scratch Free Pre-loaded background artworks including rainbow, colorful dots, stained-glasses and more.
      * Use your own pictures from your photo album, or from your camera for background and scratch arts.
      * Scratch with three different knives and various shape tools (e.g. Star, Heart, Flower, etc..)
      * Choose from four different shake actions - Undo, Clean up, change background art, and 'Fun Mix'!
      * 'Fun Mix' allows you to easily mix your scratch arts with other backgrounds on-the-fly!
      * Share your ultra-fun artworks with your friends right from the app. Or just save it in your photo album.
    • Vivid Paint Drawing application based on physics engine. It imitates the real snowing scene in which you can paint with various color pens. The movement of falling snows will change according to the contours and shapes of your works on the principle of gravity.


    • Coolibah Scrapbook for photos and digital art
    • Dropbox:Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
    • Google Apps
    • Three Ring Three Ring allows you to take pictures of student work and keep track of them online. It's a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations. Sign up for free at http://threering.com/ where you set up classes and students.


    • *Kaleido Free Kaleido HD Free is a kaleidoscope type app for entertainment and effects on you iPad, like firework, dynamic universe, snow, fog, explosion, aurora, comet, fountain, etc.,

News Magazines

    • Article: Apps in Education: Can you really use Twitter in your classroom. Article features FlipBoard and Zite. Use these two magazines to get the latest news in the area of Art or any other topic of interest.
      • FlipBoard Flipboard is a personal news magazine filled with everything being shared across the Web, from breaking news to stories on world events, sports, travel and more. Simply pick a few topics and yourFlipboard is instantly populated with the news you care about.
      • Zite Zite’s design combines beauty and brains. While Zite is fueled by a powerful discovery engine, we’ve focused on making Zite both clean and simple. You’ll get all the benefit of our powerful technology wrapped in a beautiful design that’s a joy to pick up every day.


    • *Bamboo Paper Bamboo Paper, a notebook app designed to give you the best and most realistic inking experience on your iPad oriPad mini. Do more with your ideas - sketch or write them in an authentic paper-like digital notebook.
    • *Doceri Create hand written or hand drawn Doceri projects on your iPad, using sophisticated drawing tools and the innovative Doceri Timeline.
    • Evernote
    • Google Apps
    • iDiary iDiary for kids has a daily journal where kids can express themselves periodically writing, drawing, pasting photos. They can easily navigate to their old entries and explore their past musings through an intuitive calendar navigation system. Password acts like a lock on the diary.
    • iPad Notes
    • Note Anytime Note Anytime is a note taking and sketching application for the iPad. Write stylish notes, mash up handwritten or typed text with photos, graphics on various papers, photos or PDF; scale your paper up to a whiteboard or down to a sticky note, then share it to social networks.
    • NoteLedger Lite NoteLedge is a robust note-taking application that combines handwriting, typing, audio and video recording all in one package. What makes NoteLedge stand out is its cutting-edge patented feature, “Navigator”, a gadget that provides you with the possibility to crop the selected contents in your own way and paste them anywhere within the notes. NoteLedge makes a perfect tool for making a scrapbook, composing a brief memo, keeping a daily diary, writing a travel journal, and recording brainstorming results.
    • *Paper This app gives you digital notebooks to capture all your ideas quickly and intuitively. And it's free for basic tool.
      Additional tools are available for $1.99: a pencil for sketching, marker for outlining, and watercolor paintbrush.
    • Other: Best Apps for Notetaking


    • Eye Paint Tapping on any area in the drawing will reveal the live camera image. The Camera Shutter button then appears enabling users to capture their chosen pattern.
    • Fire: Glow Doodle It's art flame, simple and useable. Chosen arbitrarily fashion and color, design your drawing only in a few seconds. Pause/Play button can let the fire static or dynamic.
    • Junior Artist Easy to use and not only for kids :-)
      - draw a picture
      - use different colors
      - send picture via email to your friends
      - or save to own photos and print it
      - no advertisement children can accidentally click on
    • Kid Paint: Tap the Brush Icon to swap between Brush, Pencil or Ink Pen! Or, Tap the Shape Icons to swap between OutLine or Filled Circle, Square, or Triangle! (K-3)
    • Meritum Paint 

"Meritum Paint is a creative art application that can turn the most basic scribbles into swirling psychedelic works of art." - giggleapps.com
    • *Paint Sparkles Paint Sparkles Draw offers more than ten fun filled categories of drawing pages to spark the imagination
    • Singing Fingers:Singing Fingers lets you fingerpaint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears. Touch the paint to play back the sound again!


    • *Adobe Photoshop Express Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device.
    • Art Vintage FX Instantly turn any photo into Vintage Artwork with the flick of a finger!
    • Instapad Gallery for Instagram Need Instagram Account
    • *Instagram. For sharing photos.
    • iMotion HD iMotion HD is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS.
    • Mixel Mixel turns your photos into beautiful, fun collages that you share with the world. It's as simple as choosing pictures and tapping SHUFFLE.
    • Phonto Phonto is a simple application that allows you to add text to pictures.
    • *Photo Editor by Aviary Aviary is a powerful photo editor which we created because we wanted a quick and easy way to edit our photos on the go with no fuss.
    • Pic Collage make collages of your photos. Let PicCollage instantly arrange your photos into frames -- or get creative with freeform collages, cutouts, filters, borders, stickers, and text.
    • *Pic Stitch Use Pic Stitch to create a before-and-after sequence, combine great photos of each of your kids, or produce a photographic series.
    • *Snapseed Photo Editor
    • 360 Panorama Capture immersive panoramas in seconds and share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly.


    • Animoto Turn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, complete with music and text, with Animoto’s free app!
    • Flowvella: FlowVella is the mobile-first presentation app that gets better results. Build and edit rich interactive, multimedia presentations on the go. It's simple, fast, beautiful and intuitive. Featured by Apple - Best New App!! March - 2016
    • Haiku Deck Haiku is a simple and elegant presentation app built for the iPad. It lacks in several things: you can’t share lists, you can’t add much aesthetic features (backgrounds etc.) except for the templates. But it more than makes up for these through it’s intuitive, simple and really elegant design.The templates will cost you a bit more but they’re excellently designed.
    • Prezi Create, edit, present, and share your prezis anywhere with simple, intuitive multi touch gestures. Drag to pan and pinch to zoom in or out of topics, just like you do in any map apps. Revise and retouch your prezis, correct typos and adjust your presentation on-the-fly. Prezi for iPad is the perfect companion to your Prezi experience.
    • Voice Thread Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.
    • "The 20 Best Presentation Apps" More apps and tips on creating and sharing great presentations.


    • *CamScanAnother "scanner." Upgrade for free with ad .edu email account. Plymouth grads or other education alumni may have this address if your school does not have it.
    • *DocScan DocScan lets you instantly scan multi-pages document and send out when there is no scanner nearby. By having it, you can scan not only documents in sight, but also whiteboards, receipts, business cards, posters, coupons, books ...etc.


    • *123D Sculpt It’s easy to get started. Choose a shape from the library of creatures, humans, vehicles, and more. Then push, pull and paint to make the sculpture your own. When you are done, take snapshots in the camera room or create animated QuickTime turntable movies to upload to YouTube or email to friends.
    • forger forger is a digital sculpting application for the artist who wants to be able to sculpt anywhere. forger lets you sculpt while you are on the train, sitting on the couch, or waiting in a queue. $2.99 download
    • Pottery App reviews with videos for Pottery
    • Sage Sage allows users to intuitively design and edit 3D models via the touchscreen interface of the iPad. Once a model is created to a user's liking they have the option to have it 3D printed for a fee via Sage's partnership with iMaterialise."


    • Concepts Precision Sketching Concepts combines the expressiveness of artistic sketching with the precision of drafting into one simple, beautifully-made drawing app that helps you explore, capture and share ideas wherever inspiration strikes. Watch our video at http://youtu.be/VrPd6wDUWlY
    • Finger Sketch Paint Free Sketch Art Tool. Create amazing black and white or color sketches with a few simple strokes. Simple, fast procedural sketching tool.
    • Idea Sketch: Draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa (6-Adult)
    • Ink for iOS Ink focuses on simulating the experience of drawing with ink on a plain paper pad. Controls-wise, there’s not much to it. You simply put your finger to the screen and draw. Pull up from the bottom of the screen and the current page is ‘torn off’ and stored in your iOS Camera Roll.
    • Inkflow: Inkflow works like a word-processor for visual thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers.
    • Sketch Board Sketch Board quickly lets you create works of art without in app purchases or advertisements. Import pictures from anywhere you have photos, draw a fun sketch on them, then save them! We are adding new features weekly, contact us with your thoughts!
    • *SketchBook Express Use professional-grade tools and brushes to create doodles, quick sketches or artwork on-the-go.
    • *Sketchpad Lite Sketchpad provides a full set of drawing tools and capabilities re-imagined for the multi-touch environment. For example, use one finger to draw or select a graphic or use two fingers to rotate it. Hold your thumb on a tool button while drawing to constrain the object. You can edit shapes using a multi-touch pen tool or cut the path with a scissors tool and adjust the width of a text column by pinching it. Sketchpad includes predefined shapes in a graphics library you can customize. You can create sophisticated graphics with advanced features such as masks, drop shadows, boolean path operations, dashed lines and arrows.


    • Express Books Express Books gives you the tools you need to create text, art, sound & graphics.
    • Haiku Deck Haiku Deck is the simple new way to create stunning presentations – whether you are pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement.
    • Puppet Pals: Create a drawing, take a picture and import them into Puppet Pals to create an animated story.
    • StoryKit Illustrate by drawing on the screen, taking a photograph of something you see, or drawing on paper and then photographing the paper, or attaching photos from your album.
    • Toontastic Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world.
    • Reviews of more apps for storytelling.Chogger:
    • Chogger is an ONLINE free comic strip creation tool that offers a good selection of editing tools. Choggerallows you to draw images from scratch or use your existing images.

QR Readers

    • Easy QR Easy QR is a tool for you to generate and scan QR code. You can generate QR code from your contact list or any information you input.
    • i-nigma Turns your camera into a scanner. Quick and robust
    • Scan When scanning a QR code, if the code contains a website URL, you'll automatically be taken to the site. If the code just contains text, you'll immediately see it. For other formats (such as phone numbers, email addresses, or contact info), you will be prompted to take the appropriate action.
    • Qrafter **Qrafter (Crafter) is a two-dimensional barcode scanner for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Its main purpose is to scan and parse the contents of QR Codes. It can also generate QR Codes when you purchase the "Pro Pack".
      • May have questionable adds that suddenly appear!
    • QRReader - Auto-detect scanning. Simply hold and point.- Share using email, MMS, Facebook or Twitter.- Create your own QR codes- Approve websites before visiting them.- Export your scans by CSV- Integrated web browser- Integrated map view.

QR Creator Websites**


    • *Tracing Paper Use Tracing Paper and export tracing to other apps like SketchPadX Knomia, Paperdesk, Doceri, Lino, Sticky pads,and other whiteboard apps to work with different elements.



    • Louvre HD, artCircles, Memphis Brooks Museum and more:
    • Top 10 Fine Art Museum Apps http://fineart.about.com/od/Museums/tp/Top-10-Fine-Art-Museum-Apps-for-iPhone-iPad.htm
    • The Clark Clark Remix immerses you in a gallery filled with more than 80 paintings, nearly 20 sculptures, and more than 300 decorative arts objects from the Clark's permanent collection. The exhibition is both a physical reality and a virtual space, featuring a dynamic salon-style installation and two new digital applications that offer exciting ways to engage with the collection.
    • Lourve HD Great collection of the best paintings that stored in Louvre Museum. You found here works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Raphael, Eugene Delacroix, Goya, Joshua Reynolds, Nicolas Poussin, Sandro Botticelli and many more other great authors.
      Van Gogh HD - A virtual gallery of Vincent Van Gogh's work featuring hundreds of high definition paintings of his greatest works.
    • Klimt HD - A virtual gallery of Austrian Painter Gustav Klimt work featuring hundreds of high definition paintings of his greatest works.
    • Gagosian Updated quarterly, this free app provides an overview of exhibitions and projects at Gagosian Gallery. Offering unprecedented access and a wealth of art historical knowledge, this truly immersive interactive art experience is designed to both educate and entertain.
    • Skrambler X Assemble famous masterpieces like a jigsaw puzzle. Learn interesting facts about the artists and their artwork while putting each piece in place.

Recommended Paid Apps

    • Amazing Draw Lite $1.99 Amazing Draw is a simple drawing app for iOS. Includes tools such as pen, line, text, rectangle, ellipse, and eraser
    • Color Mix App $1.99 Using 5 basic paint colors on the palette, a child can mix them to make any color they imagine, then use the saved colors to paint!
      DoodleCast for Kids $2.99 Review: http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/01/09/doodlecast-for-kids-offers-an-easy-way-to-create-video-stories/
    • DoodleCast Pro $4.99 Doodlecast Pro is the easiest way to create presentations on your iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote.
    • Draw It: $1.99 Draw It! allows you to draw freestyle, on graph paper, and on a notepad. All of which are beautiful on the iPad's 9 inch screen.
    • Explain Everything $2.99 Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.
    • Facies iMake: $1.99 Faces iMake is a tool for creating collages using pictures of every-day objects. But Faces iMake is much more than that!
    • Fast Camera $.99 Camera App for Group photos, self-portraits, capturing live action, and even time-lapses are made so much easier with FAST CAMERA.
    • Gravilux $1.99 An app that lets you draw with stars.
    • Inkpad $4.99 From the creators of Brushes! Inkpad is a professional vector illustration app designed from scratch for the iPad. It supports paths, compound paths, text, images, groups, masks, gradient fills, and an unlimited number of layers.
    • Pages: $19.99 Pages is a word processor. This app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your devices — automatically.
    • Painting With Time $.99 Explore how the world is changing by controlling the flow of time with your fingers in this new app that was just awarded the Editor's Choice Award by the Children's Technology Review.
    • Scribble Press $4.99 Scribble Press for iPad is a book creation platform that allows kids to create and share their own stories with hundreds of great drawing and writing tools

Contact InformationKathy Malsbendenemail: kmalsbenden@gmail.comFacebook: Kathy Keegan MalsbendenTwitter: kathymals11/2016