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These resources support kids telling a story in some digital form. Contents: app reviews, tool websites, articles.

Children's iPad App, Toontastic 3D. Recently I discovered that the Toontastic app I reviewed in 2015 has become Toontastic 3D.

Children's iPad App, Toontastic 3D

Google have made it available for free - for tablets, phones and Chromebooks. As far as I’m concerned, what was already a nifty way for kids to tell digital stories has become even better! From the developer: 3… 2… 1… ACTION! With Toontastic 3D you can draw, animate, and narrate your own cartoons. What I liked: I downloaded the iPad version, and I’ve been delighted with my experiments. I was particularly pleased with the drawing canvas where kids can create their own backgrounds for their digital stories and draw their own characters - there’s a fill tool, a huge range of colours, and an adjustable brush.

Children can also export the video to their camera roll, meaning it can be shared or emailed to a different device and saved. Story Telling. My Life & Other Exploding Chickens book trailer. Top Ways for Kids to Tell Digital Stories. Top Ways for Kids to Tell Digital Stories When students want to tell a story digitally, or present information they know about, there are several excellent tech tools they can use.

Top Ways for Kids to Tell Digital Stories

You may recall I compiled a List of Digital Storytelling Tools, which brought together links to the actual tools, links to my example of some tools, links to my whole reviews of other digital storytelling tools, and links to articles about digital storytelling in general. In Creating Digital Stories with iPad, I focused on iPad tools only and brought together apps I’d reviewed, and a list of other possible apps. Recently I was asked to choose a few of my favourite ways for kids to make a digital story or presentation of some kind. Today I’ve listed my personal favourites here so you don’t have to wade through a huge list if you don’t want to. Story With/without Pictures Storybird - web-based. Camera and an image editor - various. Pages - Software for Mac. Strip Designer - iOS app. We Publish - iOS app. Audio. Storybird - Artful Storytelling.

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Creating Digital Stories with iPad. Creating Digital Stories with iPad by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com I love to find ways for children to create digital stories.

Creating Digital Stories with iPad

Apart from the fact that I applaud kids creating ANY stories, digital storytelling has the added benefit of including technology. Much to do with tech is inherently motivating for kids, and digital tools provide many different formats for them to explore. So here’s my beginning list of iPad apps that can be used in some way to tell a digital story, either oral, in picture form, written or a combination. I’ll start with, and link to, the apps I’ve managed to review so far.

This post will be a work in progress and I will update it over time. 1. In many of these apps, the writing is minimal, making them useful to reluctant writers or younger children with technical knowhow. 2. Creaza Cartoonist Edu is only for use in schools with a valid license to Creaza Premium. A List of Digital Storytelling Tools. A List of Digital Storytelling Tools by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Because I’m trying to make it easier for readers to find themed posts in one place, I’ve been using Listly to gather them together.

A List of Digital Storytelling Tools

In this List of Digital Storytelling Tools, embedded below, I’ve put some links to the actual tools, links to my example of some tools, links to my whole reviews of other digital storytelling tools, and links to articles about digital storytelling in general. I’ll be regularly updating this post via Listly so go ahead and bookmark it/share it if you want to find these articles in one place. (Be sure to use the arrow bottom right to navigate to the next page of the list once total is over 26.) You’ll find some doubling up with my list, Creating with Kids and iPad Apps.