Teacher Review For Adobe Voice

Great way to quickly and easily share classroom stories

Chris C.
Technology coordinator
Heathcote School
Scarsdale, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Voice is a very easy to use storytelling app. It allows you to add pictures from your camera roll, or take new ones to create a flip book. It has built in music options for adding a soundtrack. In addition, it lets you record your narration along with your picture. It is like an easier to use, simplified, yet more dynamic version of PowerPoint. You can let your whole class create a flip book with each student taking their own photo and adding a narrated greeting to their slide. The final product can be posted online as a way for the class to introduce themselves to the world. This is also useful if individual students want to share with the class but have presentation or social anxiety. The app is great for multimedia sharing without requiring a lot of technical knowledge. Especially in a single iPad setting this app can be used by a class to create individual projects, save to the device or posted online, creating a class set of project that are very individualized and unique without requiring a lot of devices or technical support. To post them online you need to export then to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This isn't a big deal as a Creative Cloud account is free. Once it's up there you can grab the embed code so you can add it to your own site of blog. You can also post to Twitter and Facebook directly from the app.
My Take
Adobe Voice is one of my favorite storytelling apps. It is very simple to use but create very crisp, polished flip-books. It is a great way to take a traditional concept, such as a flip book, but make it paperless in a real way. It's not photos strung together just for the sake of doing it, rather it is the evolution of a time-tested classroom favorite. Easy to add photos, easy to add narration, easy to add soundtrack, and easy to customize. A great app with a wealth of possibilities for letting students tell any story they choose, and then share it with the world.