What is it? StoryMaker allows students to create their own picture books with a variety of media—more than 800 stock images as well as personal illustrations, narrations and sound effects. Teachers can have students answer writing prompts, complete fill-in-the-blank grammar activities, practice creative writing or retell a story in their own words. The versatility of StoryMaker makes it a great candidate for both general and special education.
Best for: Younger students and special education.
Price: FREE or $4.99 to keep creations and share with friends and family. Bulk purchases available.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.
Features: StoryMaker has two screens—Create Story and Tell Story. In Create Story, students create their own stories and can then edit them. In Tell Story, students can read, tell or discuss stories. With the StoryMaker PRO version, teachers can save, print and email stories to parents or other teachers.