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Apps and Sites for Storytelling

Storytelling is a very useful skill. It helps kids reel in listeners and requires them to remember material by heart. Use these fun apps and sites to help kids find their unique voice as storytellers, orators, individuals.

1.
Kid in Story Book Maker Publisher: Locomotive Labs
Easy-to-make personalized stories can help boost social skills
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
2.
Tell About This Publisher: RSA Group, LLC
Photo and word prompts inspire storytelling; app records the results
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
3.
StorylineOnline.net Visit Website: http://www.storylineonline.net
Notable actors' read alouds bring kids' storybooks to life
Grades Pre-K-3
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
4.
Write About This
Fun pictures and prompts are great for getting kids to start writing
Grades Pre-K-5
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
5.
Toontastic Publisher: Launchpad Toys
Writer, actor, director: Kids play all parts in riveting storytelling tool
Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
6.
Kerpoof Visit Website: http://www.kerpoof.com
Media-making tools help young kids with digital skills
Grades K-8
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
VoiceThread Visit Website: https://www.voicethread.com
Easily collaborate and create with voice, video, or image
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
8.
StoryBuilder Publisher: Mobile Education Store LLC
Versatile resource helps kids with multi-sentence storytelling
Grades 1-4
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
9.
CAST UDL Book Builder Visit Website: http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
Sensitively designed so any student can write and share books
Grades 1-5
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
10.
StoryJumper Visit Website: http://www.storyjumper.com/
Create illustrated books from scratch or from charming templates
Grades 2-8
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
11.
Little Bird Tales Visit Website: https://littlebirdtales.com/
Easy-to-create digital storybooks empowering, even for younger kids
Grades 1-8
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
12.
Monster Exchange Visit Website: http://www.monsterexchange.org/
Draw, get descriptive with fun, kooky monster-based writing project
Grades 2-6
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
13.
Pixton Visit Website: http://www.pixton.com
Challenge kids with lively blend of comics and learning
Grades 2-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
14.
Book Creator Publisher: Red Jumper Studio
Magically easy way to create and publish multimedia, digital books
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
15.
Make Beliefs Comix Visit Website: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Comic creation tool stresses self-expression and upbeat messages
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
16.
GoAnimate for Schools Visit Website: http://goanimate4schools.com/
Make professional-looking animations with easy-to-use tool
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
17.
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Visit Website: http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
Wildly engaging contest turns kids into novelists in 30 short days
Grades 4-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
18.
Fotobabble Publisher: Fotobabble, Inc
Talking photo maker a powerful storytelling tool, not-so-private
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
19.
Historypin Publisher: We Are What We Do
[NO LONGER AVAILABLE] Innovative social tool encourages kids to connect the past and present
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 2
20.
Animoto Video Maker Publisher: Animoto Inc.
Slick video-slideshow tool lets kids tell stories and share them
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
21.
Explain Everything Publisher: MorrisCooke
Powerhouse tool for creating stellar multimedia presentations
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
22.
Youth Voices Visit Website: http://youthvoices.net/
Vibrant online community hosts authentic student writing
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
23.
Composer Pro Publisher: Demibooks Inc.
Fully loaded, top-of-the-line tool for creating polished ebooks
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
24.
Historypin Visit Website: http://www.historypin.com
Crowdsourcing is key to making history accessible, approachable
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
25.
TouchCast Publisher: TouchCast
Cool tool takes videos to next level, but some privacy concerns
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4