Innovative Educational Apps: StoryBuilder



App: StoryBuilder

Platform: iOS

Price: $5.99

Grade Levels: K-6

Content Area: All

What Is It? 

A way to help students tell stories, understand narrative and paragraph structure, sequencing, and the relationship between text and images.

What Makes It Innovative And/Or Worth My Time? 

It provides an impressively deft scaffolding of critical structures that help students communicate, making the telling of stories fun, and personalized, for students who may lack the ability to do so for themselves.


Developer Description:

“Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation ; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.

Story Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create a narrative.

-Record feature allows students to record narrative in their own voice
-3 levels of play
-Simple and intuitive interface to record narrative
-Recorded answers are stitched together to create complete narrative
-50 distinct story lines to create narrative from
-500 audio clips of questions to guide narrative
-Optional question text and answer introduction reinforcement
-Email recorded stories”

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