Story Telling: Not Just for ELAR

Cathy France and Angela Gregory

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Our goal is to provide you with tools that give students and educators the ability to create content for authentic audiences by telling a story, presenting information, or explaining content.

Book Creator

Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad.
With over 10 million ebooks created so far, Book Creator is ideal for making all kinds of books, including children's picture books, photo books, journals, textbooks and more.
And when you're done, easily share your book, or even publish to the iBooks Store!

ChatterPix for Kids (Free)

ChatterPix Kids is a free iPad app that you and your students can use to turn pictures into talking, animated images. Easier than Morfo but still VERY effective for role-playing or docudramas. Practice "performing voices." To create a talking picture just snap a picture with your iPad or import a picture from your iPad’s camera roll. After taking the picture just draw in a face and tap the record button to make your picture talk. Your recording can be up to thirty seconds in length. Before publishing your talking picture you can add fun stickers, text, and frames to your picture. View how it works [Click Here]


Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated video called a Gami.

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!

Adobe Voice

Voice helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming – just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack. Persuade, inform and inspire anyone online. Make an impact.

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck (

Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool that focuses on a simple idea utilizing images and a small amount of text. Remember the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"? Haiku Deck is the perfect tool to tell a powerful story with amazing images.

Tutorial - How To Use the New Haiku Deck Web App

Haiku Deck Tips and Tricks
Haiku Deck SnapGuide

Puppet Pals (Free and $3.99 Expanded Director's Pass)

Create your own animated stories. PuppetPals let you simply pick out the characters, drag them onstage and tap record. Movements and audio is recorded for your performance. If you get the Directors Pass [EXPANDED $3.99 version] you can upload a photo of yourself and join acting out a story of FairyTales, Pirates on the high seas, fight scary monsters or play the part of a wild west bandit.

Puppet Pals 2 ($4.99)

Puppet Pals 2 [$4.99]

Puppet Pals 2 is an upgraded "PRO" version of the generic Puppet Pals letting students create amazing animated cartoons.Children unlock creativity with this easy to use (but hard to put down) interactive puppet show! Even young children can create high quality cartoons from their imaginations. Kids can even star in the show along side the built-in characters! Lots of historical characters and scenes!

Sock Puppets (Free)

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them via iPad photo, 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. Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. Record and share. Add more than 30 sec recording time for extra $$$. View a How-to Video [Click Here]


Welcome to the Future of Images.
Make your images come alive with private video, notes, or even music from YouTube.
Holiday, family, interiors, sports, and personal images can be shared privately or with your network on Facebook and Twitter

Doodle Buddy

Doodle Buddy for iPad – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive!

Doodle Buddy for iPad is the most fun you can have with your finger--heck, it’s the most fun you can have with all your fingers! Finger paint with thousands of colors and drop in playful stamps.

Video-Editing for Film Making APPS

iMovie [$4.99]
iMovie helps you turn the HD video you shoot on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a masterpiece worthy of the red carpet (or just the one in your living room). Choose from 14 trailer templates with stunning graphics and original scores by some of the world’s top film composers. Record video for your trailer right in iMovie. Choose from 8 unique themes with matching titles, transitions, and music. Note: NO green screen feature in APP version. Does not render in real-time. Publishs directly to many common sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

Videolicious [FREE]
The fastest way to create great looking videos -- automatically! Videolicious turns raw video clips and photos into tightly edited masterpieces. Instantly weave together interviews, videos, photos, music and more into a sophisticated video production—in seconds. Just talk and tap—or watch and tap—to make the perfect video. Then Videolicious creates a finished video, edited and layered together like a professional video editor, automatically! Works with the videos and photos you choose from your iPhone's library. Outputs videos in a documentary film style to Facebook or YouTube directly from the app.