Spotlight on… Tiny Tap
Easily create interactive digital presentations and games
Works on: iPad and Android apps are both available. Free to use (can also play creations through the web browser). Needs an account to export and share.
We love the versatility and inventiveness of TinyTap. The app has a range of built-in tools that allow the user to build interactive presentations, games and quizzes. The user can design each ‘page’ and then add an activity to it. Creations can be linked to any area of learning, from shape recognition to foreign-language vocabulary. It has an enormous amount of potential for imaginative teaching and learning and really encourages learners to be inventive and imaginative with their work.
Children love to create their own TinyTaps but so can teachers; many practitioners will want to create content for their class to use, particularly in EYFS, EAL and SEN. It can take a little while to get to grips with it the first time that you try it out but once you get your head around the layout it’s a breeze. This allows the children to focus on the content of their work rather than the technicalities of the app.
There is also a bank of pre-made TinyTap activities available to download, many of which are free. Users can share their work and become part of the TinyTap community, or choose to keep it private.
Time needed to learn how to use it and get going: 20 minutes
What TinyTap says about TinyTap:
TinyTap empowers you to create your own interactive educational activity and share it on the TinyTap marketplace for others to play and learn from. Best for language and math learning, personalized education, assessments and projects. Share your Tiny Apps and reach millions worldwide! Discover and follow other TinyTap makers and play new Tiny Apps created daily by some of the smartest people in the world!