Teacher Review For StoryKit

My favorite FREE writing, drawing and audio app for creating stories.

Adrienne D.
Technology coordinator
Contra Costa County Office of Education
Pleasant Hill, CA
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this as my first app for introducing digital storytelling because It is easy to use and offers not only text, image and painting input but also audio recording. I also like that it provides the upload link within the app so there are no extra steps for teachers. I use this app early in the year to create shared class books and then eventually individually created books.
My Take
This app from the International Children's Digital Library is an iphone app, but works on the iPad and iPod. This is my favorite app for students and teachers new to the iPad but wanting to get started with digital storytelling. It is easy to use and offers not only text, image and painting input but also audio recording, making it very friendly to young learners not yet keyboard proficient. With each audio button you can record up to one minute but may include more than one button on a page. Final products are uploaded as a private link to the ICDL website and the link can then be emailed or posted.