As I began to investigate ipad apps for story writing to introduce to the faculty, I realized they fell into two groups. There are those that allow you to create your own story and use images, sound, and text in your own way. Then there are apps that guide you through the story making process with the help of steps, scenery, and props (often that are rather commercial and rather cutesey). Here are the ones we are going to investigate and use with our students.
Group 1: Open-ended ipad apps to tell stories using your images
StoryKit Meant as an app to read stories, it has the capability for you to create stories. You can use photos or draw your own illustrations and write and record text.Here is a slideshare on Storykit with an example of a story.
Here is a wonderful screencast showing Wesley Fryer demoing all the last three apps.
Group 2: Create a story using our “stuff” apps
Story Wheel is a good app for building language and practicing oral storytelling. You spin a wheel and record a story based on the objects that it lands on. The AppModo blog explains how this helps our students with imagination.
I would love to hear how you have used these apps and about other story telling apps you have found!