Kids always have such great stories to share! These iPad apps make creating a story very easy! These apps would complement the speaking and listening standard. Two great sources for learning the ins and outs of digital storytelling are:Bernajean Porter's DigitalesJason Ohler's Art, Storytelling, Technology and Education
Storykeepers Resources - wiki on digital storytelling with a page dedicated to iPad apps

Story Patch ($2.99)
see video below
Fotobabble (free)
  • Snap a photo and record a one minute audio description
  • Instantly upload online to free Fotobabble account, easy publication!
  • Easy for kids to use
VoiceThread (free)
  • Create and share conversations around images
  • Talk, type, & draw
  • Others can comment
  • Video tutorial
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Sonic Pics Lite (free/$2.99 for full version)
  • Create a slideshow using your images (lite version limited to 3 images)
  • Record an audio narration
  • Email finished project, transfer via wifi, or upload to Youtube
  • YouTube Tutorial
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StoryKit (free)
Animoto (free)
  • Create video
Build A Story ($3.99)
  • Storybook Themes and pre-drawn Pages ~ plus *hundreds* of characters
  • Write and save all the text and dialogue you want in your Stories
  • 15 different Character Categories
StoryBuddy ($6.99)
  • Draw directly on the iPad's screen with your finger and create a picture book.
  • Add customizable text
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StoryRobe ($0.99)
  • Add photos or video, record narration
  • Save finished product to camera roll or export to Youtube
  • YouTube Tutorial
Poetry Magnets (free)
  • Create poems with magnets
  • 5 categories with over 200 themed words in each
  • Use for a group poem for a class project
  • Upload an image and add text to a postcard
  • Send via email
  • Easy creative way to do simple geography reports
  • No audio
Lifecards ($1.99)
  • use up to 4 of your photos to design your own imaginative postcard
  • add text balloons and stickers
  • over 350 templates
  • Click HERE for lesson plan ideas
  • Manual from Vivid apps
iStopMotion ($4.95)
see videos below
  • Create Stop-motion animations
  • Share via camera roll, email, or YouTube
  • Web Site for support and tutorials
FaceJack (free)*
  • Upload a picture and record audio to create a talking face!
  • Great for biography reports!
  • Download finished video to Photo Library or upload to Youtube
  • YouTube Tutorial
Puppet Pals HD (free)
  • Choose actors & backdrops and record story
  • Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!
  • Can purchase "director's pass"
Sock Puppets(Free for 30 sec.recording ~ 99ยข for more options)
  • Create your own lip-synched videos and share them
  • Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds
  • Visit Tammy's Tech Tips for an example and tutorial on how to use Sock Puppets
Comic Life ($4.99)
  • Create and share comics
Toontastic ($1.99)
see video below
  • empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons.
  • YouTube Video on Educational Application
Art Maker (free)
  • For younger students
  • Create pictures, animated movies and story slideshows using Play School toys and craft items
  • Add their own audio narration, upload their own photos as backgrounds, and save photos of their art.
Strip Designer ($2.99) Student Sample
  • Create your own comic strips.
  • Grab pictures from fb, your camera, or photo album.
  • Add speech balloons and stickers.
  • Save strip to your photos, facebook, or flicker.
i Tell A Story (free)
  • allows users to narrate and record (with enhanced editing options) their stories with their own voice, in their own language.