It's important for students of all ages to be able to convey their point of view in a compelling and well-structured way. Students must learn to present their ideas and express themselves creatively. Of course, digital tools have expanded the range of ways students can now tell their stories. The storytelling apps on this list run the gamut: from traditional storybook creation tools to more recent visual storytelling and presentation tools influenced by social media and blogging — all of which empower kids to find their unique voices as storytellers, creators, orators, and individuals. See also: Apps for Writing.
Apps reviewed by Common Sense Education.
Pictello is an interactive storytelling app that lets students and kids make virtual storybooks with their own titles, photos, videos, and captions. It can be especially useful for kids who have difficulty understanding social cues, reading facial expressions, and interpreting body language. Different options for how text and pictures are read or uploaded support different types of learners. A library of sample stories can help fuel the creative process. Note that stories within the library show kids who have learning difficulties and special needs, as well as ones who don't.