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