Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Book Creator for iPad is 50% Off This Week

The popular Book Creator iPad app turns five years old this week. To celebrate its birthday the developers are discounting the app by 50% all week (September 19 – September 25, 2016). The discount even applies to those using the volume purchasing program. Book Creator allows anyone to create their own books using images, text, videos, […]

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Inspire Creative Writing With the Scribeasy App

One of the challenges of teaching creative writing can be just getting students to start a story. That’s when apps like Scribeasy can be quite helpful as they provide students with visual prompts that can inspire the start of a story. Scribeasy is a free iPad app that offers a fun environment in which students […]

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A Comic Creation Contest for Kids

Last month comic templates were added to the popular Book Creator iPad app. Book Creator is hosting a contest to showcase those new templates. The contest is open to students under the age of 13. To enter students have to create a comic story by using the templates in the Book Creator iPad app. The […]

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Create Comics on Your iPad With Halftone 2

Halftone 2 is a nice iPad app for creating simple comic strips based on your pictures. To get started with Halftone 2 you choose a layout for your comic then import pictures from your iPad’s camera roll. You can add borders and visual effects to each of your imported pictures. After arranging your pictures you […]

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5 Nice iPad Apps for Visual Storytelling

One of my favorite ways to help students start a story is by having them use visuals around which they create a story. Here are five iPad apps that students can use to do that. Tell About This is a fantastic iPad app (free and paid versions available) through which students can quickly create short digital […]

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Three iPad Apps Students Can Use to Create Comics

Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the classroom. That list is copied below. If you’re looking for some iPad apps that your students can use to […]

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Create Full Feature Stop-Motion Videos On Your iPad

The National Film Board of Canada recently released a fantastic new iPad app for creating stop-motion videos. NFB StopMo Studio allows you to take a series of pictures and stitch them together to create a stop-motion video. Like similar apps you can adjust the number of images that are displayed per second. Where the app […]

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Amazing App Stories – A Collaborative Writing App for iPads

Amazing App Stories is a free iPad app that anyone can use to contribute to on-going fiction stories. The concept of Amazing App Stories is to provide a community space for collaborative fiction writing. When you open the app you can choose a story genre, read a short story that has already been started, and […]

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Five iPad Apps That Help Students Start Creative Stories

In the year that I taught language arts before moving into the social studies department one of the challenges that my students faced in writing short stories was coming up with ideas to get started. I held a lot of brainstorming sessions with those students. Today, there are lots of apps that can help students […]

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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. […]

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