The Sandbox

6 Mobile Storytelling Apps- IOS

Click on this link to be led to the Symbaloo of free mobile storytelling IOS apps. Click on any of the icons to be led to that tool. Scroll down this page to see written descriptions of some of the tools.  This resource is continuously updated. When you are finished with your creation, please add it to our Digital Storytelling Glossary.

  • Storypanda-  Features books with tap, swipe, and drag. Choose backgrounds and characters, etc. Kids can place themselves into the story or create their own stories.
  • StoryKit- Create an electronic storybook by drawing on the screen, uploading images, recording sound effects and voice, laying out the elements of the story (text boxes, images, paint, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize, reordering pages, and uploading to the StoryKit web server. Email a link to the story. The application includes four public domain children’s books to rewrite and rearrange into a new story. Available on the iPad and iPod.
  • StoryBots- create books on the iPad starring the student! The app is free for the iPad. Includes animations and art. Various options to purchase the book.
  • Flying Books App-(free, i-devices)Multimedia books offered in English, French, Spanish and German. Kids listen to an expert narrator or read on their own. Record a story or create personalized books with artwork and photos.
  • Picture Book- Create a picture book with your photos and text or choose from a variety of stickers, templates, and pictures. For idevices.
  • Bunsella Bedtimes Story- students narrate a children’s story, can upload personal photos that become part of the story, then email the video of the narrated story. Others can respond to these read stories. Available on i-devices.
  • Mooklet for iPhone- create photo stories with text.
  • Animoto- Upload up to 10 images, choose a soundtrack from the library (many nice holiday tunes to choose from, and click a button to make a 30-second video. Sync your videos with your Animoto.com account, download videos for offline viewing, and make longer ones with an All-Access Pass. Available on the iPad and iPod.
  • Videolicious- Video creation in 3 easy steps.
  • Create A Comic App
  • Toontastic Toon Tube (for iPad)
  • Cartoon Studio (iPhone/iPod/iPad app)- The free version gives you 3 strips with 2 characters, and you can choose from various backgrounds and characters.
  • Capzles- Free timeline creation and multimedia tool on iTunes.
  • Voicethread- One of the best free collaborative creation tools.
  • Pic Collage- Available on both IOS and Android. Create pic collages.
  • NightZooKeeper- A great free storytelling app about animals. Kids listen to stories about animals, play games, and create their own animals stories. Also check out their great website of lesson plan ideas. www.nightzookeeper.com/teachers