Inspire Curiosity and Creativity with the Wizard School App

Wizard School (formerly WonderBox) is an iOS app which inspires curiosity and creative thinking. Explore, create, and share with your family and friends. The app is completely free and has no sneaky in-app purchases. It’s available for both iPad and iPhone.

There are lots of different challenges for children to complete covering a range of different areas such as science, design, art and geography. Many activities contain explanatory videos as well as links to additional information if the children want to learn more.

There are more than 3,000 videos, maps, and content curated by educators. The app allows children to explore topics, such as science, design, languages, geography, and sports.

These challenges allow the children to create amazing things, incorporating stickers, videos, photos, and drawing tools. There are loads of creative and fun challenges designed by educators will inspire students to design, tinker, and build.

Children can design their own dinosaurs, create self portraits, make Jupiter talk, create pixel art, make a fake Loch Ness monster picture and more.

Wizard School

They can then share these creations with family and friends via safe, private messages. The app can be totally controlled by teachers and parents, who can monitor everything the children do on it. Teachers/Parents can reply from their email and view student creations on a private website.

It’s a really interesting app that has a whole stack of different uses. Take a bit of time to explore it to see the range of activities that are available. If you want some inspiration, then here’s some ideas for using Wizard School in the classroom.

The app is created by Duck Duck Moose, which is now part of the Khan Academy. You can download Wizard School from the App Store here.

 

 

Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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