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Digital Storytelling Tools and Tutorials

 With the use of iPad apps for student learning and for communication, additional questions arose regarding apps to make stories for students. Although there are a more here are two free digital storytelling apps for the iPad and iPod Touch:

  • Storyrobe
  • Story Kit

These apps are easy to use and the links below will provide you with tutorials for how to use the apps. The tutorials are each 3-6 minutes long so it does not take much to get you going with the use of these apps. Both Apps allow use exiting photo stored in your Photo folder or Camera Roll on your iPad or iPod, so before you start make sure you have uploaded or saved photos to your device. (A post on the steps to upload pictures to your device will be coming.)



This is apps is quick and easy to use to create a story using  existing photos or images you select from your Photos folder and then record a story line. It does not allow writing text on the pictures in the story. Simple and easy to use, you can have a photo story slide show going in no time. Seriously! A 3 minute Storyrobe tutorial is included in the Tutorial link below.


 Story Kit

 This iStory KitPad and iPod app provides the tools to create a story book you can digitally narrate as well as type the text into to create a book using photos stored on your Photos folder on your device. You will need to have the pictures available on the device to use in the story. Story Kit also provides a simple drawing tool that can be used to draw a picture while creating the story. Story Kit is also simple to use with a few more authoring tools. Find a 6 minute tutorial on the link below that will get you started being a digital storytelling author! 

Tutorial Link:


More Storytelling Resources:

Karen Janowski, on her outstanding EdTech Solutions Blog, recently reviewed storytelling apps. Visit her blog for a review on above apps as well as for purchase storytelling apps for iPad and iPod Touch devices.  Check them out at http://teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com/ .

Have fun storytelling!


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