BETT Award 2017 Finalist - Educational Apps
Best Apps For Kids 4.5/5 Stars
"The Word Creativity Kit provides a unique system to explore the interplay between text and visual design that will stimulate creativity as well as creative writing"
Smart Apps For Kids 4/5 Stars
"Best Writing app for kids"
Fun2Tap 5/5 Stars
"ingenious way to give kids a little boost in the storytelling direction"
Educational App Store 5/5 Stars and EAS Recommendation
"This app strikes the balance between being educationally useful but at the same time very enjoyable for children to use and get creative with"
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Word Creativity Kit is a creative writing sandbox for the poets and writers of the future. It’s a tool for helping students with creative writing and overcoming the fear of not being creative. The app gives the user a chance to think outside of the box, create found poetry, fill the head with new ideas and have fun.
In addition to being a powerful creative writing tool the app can be used to practice sentence construction, to increases vocabulary and to teach grammar to users of all ages.
It can therefore be useful in teaching and training English both to native English speakers as well as those learning it as a foreign language.
Word Creativity Kit is based on the concept of random stimulus in creative writing. Those are open-ended activities meant to stimulate creative and divergent thinking.
The possibilities are endless and in WCK the goal is to give you free reign to play with words and images to create whatever you feel like. Of course a teacher or a parent can come up with rules or tasks but the toolkit does not force it on the user. The main thing is to create, have fun and share your creations with friends and family if you feel like it.
You start your work with either a handful of random words or a selection of your own words. You can use all the starting words or just a part of them. You can add words, both by writing your own and by getting additional random words from a database of more than 4500 words. That way you can, for example, make the robot army funny instead of bald.
Your creation can stand by itself as a poem, joke or a story or you can use it as an inspiration to a larger project such as a whole book.
But it’s not just the words that make WCK fun. You can change the size of your words, tilt them or make them stand upside down. You can change colors, backgrounds and fonts. You can also decorate and enhance your creation by adding stickers from a diverse collection.
It is also possible to let Siri read the words in your project out loud, helping students that are practising reading or learning English as a second language.
All family members can have their own creativity book with a customizable look, name and description.
PRACTICE GRAMMAR WITHOUT KNOWING IT
One of the biggest advances of Word Creativity Kit is that all the words include all available forms and you can change its form in a simple way. This helps children to learn grammar and those hard to learn irregularities.
7 word categories
More than 4500 words
User random words or your own
Let Siri read out single words
Add your own custom words or signs
Type or use microphone to add words
Change background, magnet and font color
Use a background image
Add stickers for decoration
Copy or delete words and stickers
Lock/Unlock stickers (to prevent accidental movement)
Flip and bring stickers to front
Resize and manipulate words and stickers with pinch and pan gestures
Comprehensive help with instructional images
Read book in full screen
Export book to iBooks, or other pdf readers
Save your creation to the photo library
Send to your friends and family with email
Includes teaching and creative writing ideas
Own words text field now shrinks to align to the keyboard when it shows and expands when it hides.
Ratings and Reviews
An amazing introduction to magnetic poetry and it’s potential in creative writing.
Literacy App With Amazing Potential
What I liked about Word Creativity Kit is that it has an abundance of features to engage children of all ages. I love that a child has the ability to create poetry and short stories using the magnetic word feature. I loved the ability to take a picture and using words to describe it. This makes for wonderful practice of literary skills. The app is child friendly and easy to use. It has 7categories with over 4,500 words to use which is amazing. I really liked that children enjoyed using the app and putting words into a silly order. This app would be great to aid in teaching poetry to children.
Word Creativity Kit is an app with amazing potential to be a great educational tool for children. The app is fun and colorful. The graphics are nice and children are introduced to many options such as fonts, making their own words, adding pictures and graphics to help tell their original stories. With a few modifications I think this app would become an essential learning tool that I would recommend.
Has promise but needs organization
This is a great idea but I think the organization needs to be improved. The randomly generated words don't match the themes and none of the resources- fonts, words, pictures- are alphabetized. There is a mis-match between the graphics, which are geared to younger children, and the words, which are very challenging. It would be better as 2 separate apps, or with the option to select an easier set of words.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.