12 Great Digital Storytelling Apps for Young Learners

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December 18, 2017
Below are some good iPad apps you can use with young learners to create and share digital stories. Digital story telling is an effective way to enhance students writing, reading and speaking skills. Students will also get to experiment with different modes of making making (e.g., visual, auditory, and textual). The titles we selected for you today are among the best apps out there. They are simple and easy to use and students will definitely enjoy using them. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list. Links to the 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.’