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Story Creator
by Innovative Mobile Apps
There are many apps for creating story books available in the app stores. A majority of them offers interactive features like audio narration. Story Creator is one of our favorite apps for this purpose. Students can create books with images, drawings, text, and a read-a-long audio narration. The app allows students to align the written words with the audio track, so each word is highlighted when read. Story creator also features a very simple and student friendly interface, which limits time spent learning the app.

Update: Story Creator Pro
The new pro version of the excellent book making app allows picture collages, video, and more. The older version is still available for free in and the new pro edition is only $1.99.

How It Works?
Story Creator allows several different methods for telling a story. Students can use either an image, video clip, or drawing on each page. They will then add text accompanied by an audio narration.

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Troubleshooting
Adjusting the words over the audio levels can be touchy. Instruct students to go slowly and be patient when adjusting the words over the peaks. Students will also need to be equipped with headphones to listen carefully their narration.
The app can also pick up other students recording their own audio in the background. Disperse your students around the room and take turns to ensure clear audio.
Cost and Platforms
Story Creator is a free application available in the Apple app store.
Story Creator Pro is available for $1.99 in the Apple app store.
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Robert Heubach Robert Heubach
Rober Heubach is the Creative Director for the Institute of Innovative Community Learning at the University West Florida. He has been currently working in classrooms as a technology consultant and experimenting with various new apps in instruction. Read more about Robert Heubach and the rest of the Class With Apps Team.

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