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33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity

33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity
2013 Update… Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms. Educreations FREE- (example HERE and HERE) There is also a web version of this tool StoryBuddy 2 $4.99- (example HERE and HERE) Explain Everything $2.99- (example HERE and HERE and HERE) Toontastic FREE*- (example HERE and HERE) Feltboard $2.99- (examples HERE and HERE and HERE) Skitch FREE- for labeling (example HERE and HERE) There is also a web version of this tool Popplet $4.99- (example HERE and HERE) There is a “lite” version of the app and is also web based Tellagami- FREE- Much like Voki but in app form. Write About This $3.99- creates prompts for kids and reads the prompt to them Sock Puppets FREE* (post with examples HERE) My Story

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