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Helpful Options Added to Storehouse – A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling

Screen Shot 2014-04-24 at 10.05.32 AM Storehouse is a neat iPad app that I initially reviewed a couple of months ago. It is an app for telling stories through collages of your pictures and video clips. The basic idea behind Storehouse is to create stories by combining images, text, and video clips on a blank canvas. The latest update to Storehouse introduced two features that I thought it needed from the beginning. First, you can now embed previews of your stories into a blog or website. Second, you can now allow commenting on your stories. The commenting feature could be useful for giving students feedback about their stories.

To create stories on Storehouse you can import pictures and video from your iPad’s camera roll, from Instgram, from Dropbox, and from Flickr. You can arrange the sequence of the media by dragging and dropping it into place. You can add text above and below each picture or video clip in your story. Completed Storehouse stories can be shared via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Stories published through Storehouse are given their own URLs for online viewing. You can see my sample story here.

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