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Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Creating and sharing digital stories is a great way to engage students in a wide variety of literacy-related activities in class. To this end, we curated for you this collection of some of our favourite apps to engage elementary students in digital storytelling tasks.  The apps are simple and easy to use and provide learners with various materials and tools to help them create and enjoy what they create. As always, share with us your feedback in our Facebook page. For more apps for elementary students, check out this page.

Links to the features apps are under the visual.

Some Excellent Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

1- Story Dice - ideas for writers
‘Story Dice is a creative writing prompt tool to come up with ideas for plot, character, and setting. It can be used for both written and oral storytelling.’

2- Kid in Story Book Maker
‘Create and share customized picture storybooks with photos of your child or others as the main character! Created by award-winning app designers, Kid in Story Book Maker makes it easy and fun to create visual stories to support learning, social modeling, and early literacy for all children.’

3- Tell About This
‘Tell About This is an easy platform to inspire and capture children's thoughts and stories! They will love to explore and respond to any of the 100 interesting photo prompts using their voice. Craft custom prompts and add profiles to personalize the experience! Simple save/share options.’

4- Pictello
‘Everyone loves to tell fun, engaging, and imaginative stories. Go ahead and make a social story or visual schedule for a child with autism or a slide show of holiday pictures for your friends’

5- Little Bird Tales
‘Kids all over the world are using the Little Bird Tales app to create their own stories, podcasts, presentations, journals and to share vacation photos.’

6- ChatterPix Kids
‘Grab your camera! Let’s ChatterPix! Chatterpix Kids can make anything talk -- pets, friends, doodles, and more. Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice.’

7- StoryKit
‘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.’

8- Story Creator
‘With Story Creator you can easily create beautiful story books containing photos, videos, text, and audio all in one gorgeous collection. Story Creator truly brings your best stories to life and easily allows you to retell and share your most memorable moments.’

9- Little Story Maker
‘Little Story Maker offers a magical way to enjoy your personal pictures and stories with your child. The little ones will love to hear stories with pictures of people and places they are familiar with.  Older kids, will love the stories and the ability to easily create stories all on their own. ’

10- Shadow Puppet Edu
‘Easily create videos in the classroom! Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started!’

11- My Story Book Creator School Edition
‘Storytelling is a fantastic way to promote literacy, comprehension, creative thinking, and self-driven learning. My Story is an amazing way to engage your K-5 students.’

12- Tellagami
‘A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos. The possibilities are endless.’