Story Me – A Free iPad App for Creating Comics
Update: As of March 2014 this app seems to have disappeared from the App Store.
Story Me is a free iPad app for turning your pictures into comic strips. Story Me provides more than a dozen layout options to which you can add pictures from your iPad’s camera roll and or from your Facebook account. After importing pictures into a template you can apply cartoon effects to the pictures. To complete the creation process just tap on your imported pictures to add speech bubbles and captions. Your completed Story Me comics can be saved to your iPad’s camera roll, emailed, printed, or shared on Twitter and Facebook. You do not need to create an account on Story Me in order to use it.
Story Me is easy to use and because it doesn’t require users to create an account it is a good choice for elementary school use. Pictures that students have taken with their iPads or found online can be good writing prompts. Importing those pictures into Story Me to create a comic strip could be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing assignment.