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13 Great Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad

Stories were the main vehicle by which primal and primitive societies used to communicate their knowledge. At a time when there was no literacy, people preserved their knowledge through oral narratives in the form of stories and epics handed down from one generation to other till humanity finally developed the written code and with Gutengerg's invention of the printing press, these stories reached every person on this planet.


Stories have a wide range of advantages for  students. They help them experience the world, introduce them to other cultures and modes of life, expand their imaginative powers, contextualize their learning, and also individualize it. Teaching stories has never been as easier as it is now. Technology provided us with a gamut of free tools to create our own stories . We have already posted a very popular article about the best storytelling web services for teachers , these are basically web based tools but there are also useful apps that work on iDevices and have the same features as the web based ones. Below is a list of some great digital storytelling apps for iPad. Check them out and pick some to use with your students. Enjoy


1- StoryPatch





Story Patch, a beautiful new application for the iPad that children can use to create their own picture books. With hundreds of included images, easy-to-use controls, and the ability to import photos, your kids will be creating fun and engaging stories in no time! .."



2- Story Wheel





“Story Wheel” is an educational game that improves your child’s cognitive abilities. Players record a story by spinning the wheel to get a picture, and then narrate a portion of the story. When done, you can listen to your story with beautifully animated pictures.."







This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight as scary monsters, or play the part of a Wild West bandit on the loose. You can even combine any characters however you want! .."



4- Toonastic






Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play!.."



5- Comic Creator





Comic Creator allows you to manually insert your pictures into our fully-customizable templates for the best, most creative comic book experience on the market. Rotate, pan, zoom in, & zoom out – it’s all up to your endless imagination..."




6- Photo Comic




Capture the right moments and be creative with PhotoComic! Create your own comic strip and share with your friends.With various bubbles, layouts and action words you can create what ever you want with PhotoComic."




7- Storyboards





Nothing should stand between directors and their ideas. Storyboards 3D lets you author your storyboards yourself, without the need for any drawing abilities...."



8- Story Kit




Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together. .."



9- Sock Puppets




Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice....."



10- Story Robe





Create a digital story in three simple steps.1. Choose Images/Videos2. Record Story3. Upload to YouTube or Email to friends "



11- Doodle cast




Doodlecast is a unique drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Play back your drawing and export it to share with friends and family. Visit the Doodlecast for Kids support page to see the app in action..."



12- Starring your Storybooks




With StoryBots Starring You® StoryBooks, you can make your child the STAR of the show. In just a few simple swipes, you can create personalized story books that feature your child’s face and name..."



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