Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

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The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

The iPad is such a boon in education. It is making a slow but steadfast revolution in the way instruction is  both  delivered and received. Teachers Simple Guide on The Use of iPad in Education clearly manifests this transfrmation and provides tips on how educators can leverage the power of this device in educational settings.

One of the things I like the most about iPad is its ability to support all the major e-reader platforms. Its interactivity and audio capabilities have even added a new dimension to read alouds and bedtime stories, making it an ideal device for digital storytelling. And since Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already featured a List of The Best Digital Storytelling Tools ( web and desktop version ) then we deem it equally important to provide another list of such tools but this time for the iPad.

Below is a list of some of the best free digital storytelling tools available for the iPad.


This is an awesome iOS app that allows users to easily create an electronic storybook via illustrations by drawing on the screen, using pictures and text, and recording audio to attach to stories.

2- Talking Tom & Ben News

This is fun app to use. Kids can talk to them and they will repeat what you say in turs. They can also create and record funny converastions between them.

3- I Tell a Story

This is a free app that allows users to narrate and record their stories with their own voice and language.

4- Scholastic Storia

This is an app that is designed to help kids learn and love to read in a fun and interactive way.

5- Talking Tom Cat

This is a cool app that lets you interact with Tom, your pet. He smartly responds to your touch and repeats everything you say using a funny voice.

6- Toontastic

This app allows kids to draw, animate and share their own cartoons through imaginative play.

7- Our Story

This app lets young learners take part in fun games that can help them develop their reading skills.

8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story

This is an app that allows parents to narrate a bedtime story for their child,add their photos, then compile their voice-over to the images.

9- Idea Sketch

Idea Sketch lets users easily draw a diagram and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.

10- Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube.

11- Scribble Press

This is a book creation platform that allows ids to imagine, create and share their own stories with great drawing and writing tools.

12- Puppet Pals HD

This app allows you to create your own shows using animation, audio, actors, backdrops and many more.

13- AudioBoo

This app allows users to record and share their voice online. They can also add pictures, titles, tags before uploading it and sharing it via Facebook, Twitter and many other social networks.

14- Videolicious

Videolicious allows you to create awesome video clips using both audio and pictures.

15- Voice Thread

This app allows you to talk, type, and draw right on the screen and around documents, diagrams and videos.

16- Shmuppet

Shmuppet allows users to create custom recordings using a variety of animated puppets.

17- PhotoPad

This is an easy to use photo editing app. Learners can use it to create awesome stories out of photos they work on.

If you have other suggestions to add to the list, please share with use below

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