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5 apps for creative iPad storytelling

Stephen Noonoo, Editor, @stephenoonoo
December 9th, 2014

A clutch of tools for writing ebooks, poems, flipbooks, and more

storytelling-ipadNarrative writing and storytelling skills are useful in nearly every discipline, from English language arts to science and history. Students that might not be able to explain their thinking one way, might fare better using audio, visuals, or some combination of the two. The iPad, a recognized content-creation tool, is a natural companion.

Here, we’ve gathered a handful of apps for story creation, in all its forms, that were originally summarized on APPitic.com, an app resource site with more than 6,000 apps in more than 300 subcategories.

[Editor’s note: eSchool News has selected these apps, which were originally curated by Apple Distinguished Educators, that may help you meet your instructional needs.]

1. A Novel Idea, Free
An app for quick bursts of inspiration, which lets users jot down characters, locations, and plot points and link them together. Written scenes can be organized and moved in and out of order.

(Next page: 4 more apps, including book builders and a poem-writing aid.