iPad and its 17 FREE DIGITAL STORY TELLING APPS

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. The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, apps and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad runs on iOS, the same operating system used on Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone, and can run its own applications as well as iPhone applications. Without modification or a developer certificate, the iPad will only run programs approved by Apple and distributed via the Apple App Store (with the exception of programs that run inside the iPad’s web browser).

Like iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad is controlled by a multitouch display—a departure from most previous tablet computers, which used a pressure-triggered stylus—as well as a virtual onscreen keyboard in lieu of a physical keyboard.
iPad is sold with Wi-Fi and cellular models. The Wi-Fi connection is used to access local area networks and the Internet. Cellular models connect to mobile data networks with 3G or 4G in addition to Wi-Fi. Since the release of iOS 5, the device does not need to be managed and synced by iTunes running on a personal computer via USB cable.

Apple released the first iPad in April 2010, selling 300,000 units on the first day and selling 3 million in 80 days. During 2010, Apple sold 14.8 million iPads worldwide, representing 75% of tablet PC sales at the end of 2010. By the release of the iPad 2 in March 2011, more than 15 million iPads had been sold—selling more than all other tablet PCs combined since the iPad’s release. In 2011, it took approximately 73% of the tablet computing market share in the United States. During the fourth quarter of 2011, Apple sold 15.4 million iPads.

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

1-StoryKit

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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