Everyone Can Create

A new curriculum that brings creative expression to every subject.

Everyone Can Create teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music and drawing. And it gives teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic or assignment.

Coming this spring

Why creativity matters.

After 40 years working alongside educators, we’ve seen — and research has shown — that creative thinking leads to deeper student engagement. And when students are more engaged, they take more ownership of their learning. Creative skills help students become better problem solvers, communicators and collaborators. They explore more and experiment more. They tell richer stories and find their own unique voices. They stretch their imaginations and make connections they might not otherwise make — and they carry these skills through everything they do in school. And beyond.

Easy, fun lessons for teaching creative skills and techniques.

Designed with the help of educators and creative professionals, Everyone Can Create introduces the fundamental skills and techniques of video, photography, music and drawing. Students will use free apps available on any iPad, like Clips and GarageBand, taking advantage of the built-in camera, microphone, speakers, Multi-Touch display and support for Apple Pencil. The curriculum also offers materials to help teachers infuse these skills into the subjects they teach every day. So students can use musical rhythm to make a maths equation more memorable, produce a video to re-create a turning point in history, or use drawing to illustrate a city’s changes in architecture over time.

Video

Video gives students a powerful means of interpreting existing ideas and expressing their own. Learning about composition, lighting, camera angles, pacing and how to establish setting helps students construct strong narratives, which they can do straight away with Clips, iMovie and the built-in camera.

  • Clips
  • iMovie

Photography

By examining and capturing photos, students can better understand the realities of the world around them. Using the iPad camera and the Photos app, they’ll learn to identify and frame compelling subjects, experiment with light and shadow, and explore all aspects of composition — from point of view to depth to symmetry.

  • Camera
  • Photos

Music

Songs tell and enrich stories. Understanding rhythm, melody and harmony gives students the building blocks to make music of their own. GarageBand will help students learn to create and sample beats, arrange tracks, record vocals, capture sound and mix audio — opening up more ways to convey themes and ideas in their storytelling.

  • GarageBand

Drawing

Drawing encourages the mind to observe the world more closely, and consider how things are put together and how they work. It lets students articulate concepts that exist only in their imaginations in ways words can’t. Using Apple Pencil with apps like Tayasui Sketches, they’ll explore balance and symmetry, and different types of lines, shapes, shading, colour and texture.

  • Tayasui Sketches
  • Pages

Get a preview of the upcoming curriculum.

Here are a few lessons to explore, with many more coming this spring in each of the creative disciplines.

Teacher Guide

The teacher guide, with supplementary teaching materials, makes it easy to bring more forms of expression into any subject. It includes class activities that can be applied to any year group, assessment tips and sample student work to get students started.

Preview the teacher guide

Student Guide

The Everyone Can Create student guide offers a step-by-step approach that teaches students the core skills and techniques of each creative discipline using free apps available on every iPad.

Preview the student guide