Digital Tools

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This following is a list of resources collected over the years that may be useful for creating projects for The Digies.


  • Audacity: A free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

  • Garage Band: A powerful, inexpensive iOS piece of software for recording and editing sounds and music.

  • Voicethread: Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about.


  • Pixlr: Pixlr Editor is a robust browser photo editor, for all your editing needs. Have full control over your images, including layers and effects.

  • GIMP: A free, open source image editor with a suite of tools that come close to those of Photoshop.

  • Piktochart: Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high-quality graphics.

  • Storybird: Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. With artwork curated from illustrators and animators around the world, Storybird inspires writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories.


  • Alice: Alice is an object-oriented 3D programming environment that lets students learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple videos.

  • Gamestar Mechanic: Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games.

  • Glogster EDU: Multimedia Interactive Posters that allow students to express ideas with ease by combining images, graphics, audio, video, and text on one digital canvas.

  • Hopscotch: This award-winning app lets you make your own games and publish them instantly for anyone to play! Use our super easy-to-follow videos to make games like Angry Birds, create pixel art, or build something brand new.

  • Inklewriter: Inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing..

  • IOS Developers Toolbelt: A list of resources for iOS development.

  • Minecraft Edu: Educational version of the popular block building game Minecraft.

  • Playfic: Playfic is an online tool that lets you write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games with the world.

  • Scratch: Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

  • Stencyl: Stencyl allows you to develop games by using a drag and drop (block-snapping) interface, and no coding is required at all. If you do not want to use the block-snapping interface then you can type in code as well..


  • Windows Video Editor: the successor to Movie Maker, this Windows 10 tool includes the ability to create and edit videos with music, text, motion, filters, and 3D effects.

  • iMovie: An inexpensive Mac based video editing piece of software.

  • WeVideo: An online video editor that works on any device.