Some Good Apps to Engage Students in Creative Writing Activities

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Digital storytelling is one of the potent educational activities to spark students creative writing and engage reluctant writers. It allows students to have their own voice, communicate their thoughts and experiment with a variety of semiotic modes including text, images, audio and video. In today’s post we have handpicked for you five great iPad apps geared towards unleashing the writing gene within students. Students can use them to compose their stories and presentations and share them with others via email or social media. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy

ipad apps to spark students creative writing

  1- Little Bird Tales

This is an excellent iPad apps students can use to create and share their won digital stories and presentation using a wide variety of materials. The app provides a bunch of powerful features that include: import or capture photos to use in stories, use art pad for illustrations and diagrams, record voice and add text to each page, save and use images in the gallery, download lesson to your iPad and many more.

2- Story Spark

‘Story Spark creates endless unique story prompts by combining prompt templates and carefully selected word lists.With a simple tap on the screen, get a fresh new spark of inspiration instantly!Great for the reluctant writer, young and old. Never fear the blank page again! Express your creativity by expanding on the Story Spark prompt. Build your creative writing skills by elaborating and embellishing on the trillions of unique prompts randomly generated for you!’

3- Rory's Story Cubes

‘9 cubes, 54 images, over 10 million combinations and infinite stories. Shake to roll the cubes. Create a story using all 9 face-up images. Keep all your Rory’s Story Cubes® in one place with the app. The ultimate, mobile storytelling game loved by children, parents and grandparents on the go, creative writers, progressive teachers and games masters.’

4- Create Storytime

‘Do you like making stories? Create Storytime lets you create amazing stories with exciting and beautiful images. Choose from lots of different professional illustrations that will inspire you and your child with your storytelling.’

5- Adobe Spark

‘Spark Page makes it easy for anyone to turn words and images into a beautiful gliding web story. Transform your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous visual story that delights readers on any device. Get inspired by a wide variety of curated designs, then simply tap to select a beautiful, unique look. Gorgeous fonts, color and magazine-style design are automatically incorporated — no design experience required. ’
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