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14 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom

14 iPad Apps for Storytelling in the Classroom
Storytelling continues to gain popularity as an educational activity as it stimulates a deep thinking process, it provides opportunities for reflection and it enhances and enriches the learning experience for our students. Storytelling is a very powerful way of communicating with our peers and portrays to others who we are and what our own stories are. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group by creating a shared experience. This is vital in any community but more so in an educational setting where we are nurturing and fostering creativity. So here are a number of apps that provide the tools for students to participate in the long and rich history of storytelling. Just because it is in a digital format does not make it any less rich to either the audience or within the medium. Sock Puppets:Sock Puppets lets you add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Doodlecast: Doodlecast is a drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Storyrobe: StoryPatch:

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad 1-StoryKit This is an awesome iOS app that allows users to easily create an electronic storybook via illustrations by drawing on the screen, using pictures and text, and recording audio to attach to stories. 2- Talking Tom & Ben News This is fun app to use. iPhone/iPad Apps for AAC : Spectronics - Inclusive Learning Technologies Home Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) What is AAC? AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and it relates to all the tools and strategies that we use with people who have little or no speech. AAC tools can be high tech options such as speech generating devices, low-tech options, such as symbol boards and communication books, as well as no-tech options such as Key Word Signing.

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apps and general.... Many people have asked me about the iPad and any suggestions that I may have and yes, I have a few good 'ideas'. I think that the first thing, possibly even before buying the iPad, that needs to be laid down is that the iPad is only used as an educational tool. In our house we leave the games on the iPhones and the iPad only has educational apps on it. At this time the kids don't even think of playing games on the iPad, it's only used for education. I also ask them to switch the iPad to airplane mode while they are on it so that it is not emitting a signal or looking for a signal.

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