My Story Book Maker app, typically 1.99, is now free for a limited time. Although I have not had a chance to use this app, it is hard to resist a free story telling or book making app. My Story Book Maker allows drawing, taking and importing pictures, inserting text and audio and with an unlimited number of books. Stories created can be emailed or transferred to iBooks for additional publishing options.
Story telling/book making apps provide so many ways to create classroom content for students and by students. Kids can create a story and record it and be an author – how powerful. Teachers or therapists can create all kinds of stories, modified curriculum text books, vocabulary books, dictionaries, alphabet activities, produce your own letter formation book when your student has successfully learned a new letter group (is your handwriting ready for publishing? – what an incentive!). Storytelling can be used for creative stories, stories of events, situations, social stories or rules, sensory strategies, how to tie your shoe with images – the list is endless! How great to have a student’s iPad filled with stories and books individualized to their IEP or curriculum.
For one of our students last year we created stories for his social studies and science curriculum on his iPad. Adding sound, pictures and text at his level provided him with a modified book on the topics of some curriculum content. Other topics were supplied to him in converted videos, apps and hands on activities as appropriate. It was one more tool and method of modifying the curriculum content to his level, provide exposure to vocabulary and engagement within his classroom.
Certainly there are many more storytelling apps but not all are free! Back to school savings!
Check out My Story Book Making app out before it goes back up in price to see if it will go into your OT iTool Kit!