Terrific Sites and Apps for Brainstorming

Brainstorming an idea before acting on it is a great way for kids to think creatively and critically. But before they run outside with a kite and a key into a thunderstorm, have them sit down and figure out the best ways to start planning and problem-solving. Kids of all ages can use these apps and sites to channel their brainstorming energy. If your kid's ideas are the perfect amount of zany and creative, check out these Learning Tools for Out-of-the-Box Thinkers.

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Very cool app asks questions, creates stories from answers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Symbol dice for telling stories, sweet and simple.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Delightful crash course warmly guides budding novelists.
URL: http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
(2013)
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Collaborative drawing tool helps distant families play.
Platforms: Google+
(2012)
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Site challenges teens to summarize their lives in six words.
URL: http://smithteens.com
(2009)
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Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.
URL: http://www.teenink.com
(2009)
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Top-notch photo app crams in functionality; some iffy stuff.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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