5 of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids

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March 9, 2016
In today’s collection we are sharing with you some very good digital storytelling apps to use with kids and young learners. These are particularly ideal for enhancing kids literacy skills. You can have kids work either in pairs or alone on creative  projects that involve composing personal stories (imaginary or real). The apps provide them with a number of interesting features to help them make their stories engaging and informative. They can record their own voice for narration, use pictures, characters and images  and backgrounds to bring life to their stories. And when they are done they can easily share it with the whole class and get feedback from their peers.

1- Tellagami

Tellagami is a great app students can use to create and share stories. A game is an animated video which can be created in three easy steps: First students choose the characters and background of their story, then they record their voice or type a message for their character to say and when the Gami is ready it can be shared via social media websites, text or email.

2- 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.

3- 30hands

“30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling and ITERATIVE CREATIVITY(TM). Drag photos, images or video clips around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, record audio over each image. Easy editing allows students to take learning to a higher level and creates a better final video whether created by student or teacher. Finally, the presentation can be published to the Camera Roll or uploaded to a 30hands Cloud collaborative learning site.”

4- Toontastic

“Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. ..Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family.”

5- Puppet Pals HD

“Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later. ”