Tech Tip Tuesday

March 17, 2015

iStorybooks App

iStorybooks App is a free app for the iPad. It offers free classic children's books. Last week, they offered free premium subscription to teachers. Below is the information to request the free subscription.

To request a free subscription, teachers need only contact iMarvel, the app’s developers. This can be done by visiting and clicking the “contact us” link on the web page. Teachers are asked to include promotion code TCH0315 in the message. They will then be contacted with further instructions to finalize the subscription. Free subscriptions are currently being offered for any interested teacher but, the offer is subject to change at any time without notice. The free subscription provides access to the complete collection of eBooks including 55 premium content books that normally costs $0.99 monthly.

Telestory App

Write, direct, and star in your own TV show with TeleStory!
I ran across Telestory a few weeks ago and can see the younger students using this app. If you want your students to make a broadcast about a book or something they are researching this would be a fun app. Below is the description for the App Store.

I also added a Youtube video below.

From the creators of Toontastic (iTunes Hall of Fame, NY Times "Top 10 iPad Apps"), TeleStory takes you behind the scenes to create and broadcast your own TV show! Record a music video, teleport to an alien planet, film a high-speed-chase, or perform on a reality TV show - TeleStory is a TV studio in your pocket.

Creating a TV show is as easy as...
1. Pick a theme, then mix and match over 30 animated scenes to film your own story
2. Craft a script using our playful TV tropes (or write your own)
3. Dress up in 50 different digital costumes with face tracking
4. Perform and record your own show with animated settings and special effects
5. Broadcast your by exporting it to the camera roll and then sharing your creation with family and friends around the world!

Telestory App