Students who develop great thinking skills are sure to have valuable tools for success in school and life. These are some terrific thinking skills apps to help them do just that. Explore them below and share them with your students.

Stick Pick

Stick Pick links question stems to the cognitive or linguistic needs of each individual learner. It suggests question starters for learners at different levels. Stick Pick also records how well students respond in classroom discussions. You can adjust scoring levels so students remain challenged and engaged. iPhone, iPad|Android

Question Builder

Question Builder helps primary/elementary school children answer abstract questions and create responses for them. It features Why, What, Where, How, and random question formats. Make use of audio clips and student progress tracking as well. iPad

Critical Thinking Insight

This app features reasoning skill tests and mindset evaluation tools. Practice with the free sample reasoning skills questions and sample reasoning mindset items. You get your own results and personalized coaching based on how well you do. iPhone, iPad|Android


Mindomo is a popular mind mapping app. You can turn mind maps into presentations and share them with others. It creates a powerful environment where you can easily collaborate with others. Students can share ideas and work together on mind maps in real time. iPad|Android

Lensoo Create

Lensoo Create is a virtual whiteboard featuring voice recording, video, and digital writing capability. You can share your ideas through email, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn from virtually anywhere. You can even download recordings onto their website. iPad|Android

Book Creator

There are over 15 million ebooks on Book Creator. This creative app is for making all kinds of books. You can express ideas in children’s picture books, comics, photo books, journals, e-textbooks, and more. iPad|Android


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