Digital Storytelling is very popular type of media creation on desktops and laptops. The iPAD offers several avenues for storytelling. There are multiple ways to create digital stories on the iPAD. Some apps have everything built into the app and some apps require other apps to build the pieces and be combined in the main app.

A few of the apps take a little creativity to make digital stories. I like the apps that allow the creation of comics or graphic novels. With the iPAD 2, photo and video can be taken straight from the device. (Photos taken from iPAD 2 need to have enough light to take a good picture.) There are several apps to correct or modify images taken.

Digital Story Creation

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Fotobabble
Fotobabble is the most fun you can have with your photos and voice on your iPhone.

Here are just a few ideas for your Fotobabble:
- capture and share a special or funny moment immediately with both image and voice
- send realtime Talking Postcards to friends from your travels
- send holiday and birthday greetings personalized with your photo, your voice and one of our many themes
- create personalized, engaging Facebook status messages
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Free
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Voicethread
Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos -- basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC -- anytime, anywhere.

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i Tell a Story
The story telling experience is further enhanced with a number of features included in audio editing option. The narrator can add funny sounds and music to multiply the entertaining factor of the story. The stories can be saved along with a title, writer’s name and a picture. To share their creation, users can easily email their stories to their friends and family.
Psychological sciences have proven that stories children hear in their childhood have a great impact on how their personality develops over time. As well, they tend to feel closer to the one who narrates it to them.
‘I tell a story’, therefore, is a good way for parents to nurture a healthy relationship with their children, despite their busy schedule.

The usage of ‘I tell a story’ doesn’t end at story telling. It is a complete audio recording and editing tool that can be used for multiple purposes. You have an inspirational speech that gets you motivated every time. You can record it and listen to it whenever you need it, the uses are limited only by their imagination. You can also send recorded emails to family members who are unable to read anymore.


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Free

30hands

30hands Cloud is a comprehensive, self-contained e-classroom site that allows teachers to easily create public or private courses, structured by modules, to provide student access to flipped presentations, videos and other digital learning materials. 30hands Cloud also provides interactive collaboration by students using the timeline, course blogs, student pages and presentations.

Uses:
1. In class stories or presentations
2. Synchronized slide + audio lectures for flipping the classroom
3. Audio-enhanced image portfolios
4. Stop-motion or slide-based teaching by students + teachers
5. Foreign language "spoken" flashcards
6. Photo-enhanced audio interviews
7. Photo memory video with audio
8. You decide!

Registration in the mobile app provides login credentials for the 30hands Cloud Community site at http://K12.30hands.com.

5 Easy Steps:
1. Add images, take photos or draw slides
2. Arrange them into any order by dragging them
3. Record audio for each slide
4. Preview your creation
5. Publish it as a video to your Camera Roll or a 30hands web site for sharing


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StoryKit
Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together.

To create your story:

  • Write some text.
  • Illustrate by drawing on the screen, taking a photograph of something you see, or drawing on paper and then photographing the paper, or attaching photos from your album.
  • Sounds can be recorded for telling your story or as sound effects.
  • Layout the elements of your story (text boxes, images, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize.
  • Add, reorder, or delete pages from your book.
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Toontastic
Designed in partnership with Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, Toontastic teaches key storytelling principles that help to promote Creativity at a young age. Toontastic’s drawing tools bring kids’ wildest ideas to life alongside virtual playsets chock full of pirates, princesses, far away galaxies, and many other characters and settings to spark the imagination. Cartoons can be shared online via ToonTube, Toontastic’s Global Storytelling Network, to help children connect to friends and family and learn about other cultures, customs, and lifestyles through stories created by their peers around the world.

Creating a Cartoon with Toontastic is as Easy as…
1. Select a scene on the Story Arc: A Setup, Conflict, Challenge, Climax, or Resolution.
2. Draw your own Setting and Characters, or custom color a Character from our collection of pirates, princesses, swashbucklers, and more.
3. Press the Start Animation button and move your characters around onscreen, telling your story through play. Toontastic will record and play back your animations and your voice as an animated cartoon.
4. Choose the music for your scene by adjusting the scene’s Emotional Energy level and plotting out the perfect Story Arc.
5. Title your cartoon and upload it to ToonTube for friends and family to see all around the world!
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$2.99
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StoryPatch
Like many parents, you answered "YES" to both of these questions. Now you can help your child's creativity grow with Story Patch, a beautiful new application for the iPad that children can use to create their own picture books. With hundreds of included images, easy-to-use controls, and the ability to import photos, your kids will be creating fun and engaging stories in no time!
*Story Patch comes with over 800 illustrations that can be used to bring your child's stories to life.
*Story Patch also comes with characters that your child can customize! Create characters that fit seamlessly into each page of your story by changing facial expressions, body position, skin and hair color, and more!
*Story Patch has easy-to-use controls for making illustrations look exactly the way your child wants.
*Story Patch allows your child to import photos from the iPad's photo library to use as backdrops in a story.
*After your child has created his or her masterpiece, share it with friends and family by emailing a PDF version of the story with just a tap of a button.
*Story Patch also includes a set of story themes that younger children can use to create stories with help. After your child selects a theme, Story Patch asks your child a series of questions and then builds a story based on his or her responses. Story Patch inserts all of the text, so your child simply has to illustrate each page of the story.
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Tap Memories
❖ Built in categories, questions and unique interview style help you conquer the blank page. When you feel up to it, write your own!
❖ Record your answers using the iPad’s built in microphone. Need a second to think of something? We added a pause button just for the occasion.
❖ Answer the questions yourself or ask a loved one the questions you’ve always wanted answered.
❖ Look up events and dates using the built in browser.
❖ Add multiple photos to your entry to bring the story to life.
❖ Ability to write, reorder and delete questions.
❖ Your entries are secure with built in passcode for each user as well as the app.
❖ Now you can backup and restore your Tappy Memories journal using iTunes File Sharing.
We hope you enjoy our app and would love your feedback. We are striving to create a fun and feature filled app that is a joy to use.
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$.99
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Puppet Pals HD
Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!

Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.

This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight as scary monsters, or play the part of a Wild West bandit on the loose. You can even combine any characters however you want!

Your creations are only limited by your imagination (and voice acting skills in my case).

FEATURES
- Create an actor from a photo
- Use a photo as a backdrop for your storytelling
- zoom and rotate your characters using two fingers
- flip them around with a double tap
- a wide variety of creative characters to download (including famous talk show hosts and politicians)
- limitless possibilities of story creations
- buy the director's pass and receive ALL current and FUTURE content!
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Free

Graphic Novel Creation

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ComicStrip
Live. Create. Share. ComicStrip - CS is the only photography app with Facebook photo tagging!

Tips:
  • You can DRAG theTAIL of the BUBBLE to any position on the screen
  • Bubbles AUTOMATICALLY RESIZE to the amount of text you write
  • Use 2 finger pinch to zoom and rotate
  • Double tap on pictures and stickers to delete them
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$.99
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Strip Designer
Be creative and use the photos from your photo album or iPhone camera and create your own personal comic strips. You can even create cool strips that look like film-rolls!

Add text balloons and boxes where you want and customize the font, colors and opacity and size. Add stickers and other content to add more spice to your stories.

Once you have finished your masterpiece you can save it to your photo album, email it to your friends, upload it to Facebook, Flickr or create a Tweet with Twitter and Twitpic -- All from within Strip Designer.

While you design the strips, you can freely pan and zoom to manipulate even the smallest details. Photos can be scaled, zoomed and rotated to get just the right placement.
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$2.99

Comic Head

Comics Head enables you to do all of it in a visually compelling format - comics and photo journals. You needn't be an artist!


The App is an easy to use self publishing tool and can be used to create storyboards, fun stuff, even business presentation or art! If you have an idea you can instantly create visually interesting content on the go. Get started quickly by choosing from our many templates and inbuilt art assets. Go viral with your ideas by sharing on Facebook, Twitter or email. You can also print them using AirPrint!

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$3.99
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Cartoon Studio
Create multi-celled cartoons straight from your iPad! Try Cartoon Studio for free and Upgrade to Cartoon Studio Pro with an InApp purchase to remove advertisements, gain advanced editing functionality and loads of characters and backgrounds to use in your cartoons.Create multi-celled cartoons and upload and share your cartoons on your iPAD.

With additional art packs available for downloading (and more packs to be added) there is no excuse to not start creating cartoons now!
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$1.99
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PhotoComic for iPAD
Capture the right moments and be creative with PhotoComic! Create your own comic strip and share with your friends. With various bubbles, layouts and action words you can create what ever you want with PhotoComic. Start by selecting a layout, then add photos to each frame. PhotoComic is easy to use and discover. Each added bubble body and tail is movable. Interaction with every object is possible by double-tapping.
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Currently Free
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Comics Creator
Turn your personal photography into a real, full-length Comic Book! That’s right – grab a drink, sit back, and relax. Comic Creator allows you to manually insert your pictures into our fully-customizable templates for the best, most creative comic book experience on the market. Rotate, pan, zoom in, & zoom out – it’s all up to your endless imagination. Our pre-designed selection of 10 templates give you the ability to toggle and manipulate the pictures that fit your comic the best. But that’s not all. Feel free to choose from 12 different stylized bubble captions that make your story POP!.

Key Features: 10 custom comic-page layouts 12 custom caption bubbles Rotate (using 2-fingers), Zoom in/out Share: Email, Facebook, and Twitter Export multiple-page Comic via PDF
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$1.99

Video and Photo Story Creation

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iMovie
Requirements: iPad 2, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation)
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app for iPhone, iPod touch, and the amazing new iPad 2. Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the stunning Marquee view. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music, and sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles, and transitions. And you can share your movie with the world – right from iMovie.

Made for Multi-Touch.
• Tap to add video, photos, music, and sound effects.
• Drag to trim the length of any clip.
• Pinch to zoom the timeline.
• Slide to scrub through your project.
• On iPad, pinch vertically to open the Precision Editor.
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$4.99
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ReelDirector
If you really dig video editing and want to take full control, you should get ReelDirector:

☑ High quality HD output, only re-compress when necessary, quality loss due to editing is minimal.
☑ Highly customizable text treatment - where you want it, how you want it.
☑ Unique transitions: out of focus fade, white out - 28 in total.
☑ Use your own intro and splash videos that were not recorded with iPhone.
☑ Real multitasking, renders in the background and no need to restart the whole export if interrupted.
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Big Nate Comix By U! HD
Create your own comix with art from BIG NATE! Big Nate, aka 6th grader Nate Wright, is a self-described genius, hilarious “king of detention” and cartoonist extraordinaire. Now just like Nate, YOU can create your own comix, using Lincoln Peirce’s art from the bestselling Big Nate book series.

FEATURES:
· Nate’s best friends (and rivals) are included—his buddies Francis and Teddy, rival Gina, crush Jenny, his neighbor’s dog Spitsy, and even his Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Godfrey, aka “Godzilla!”
· Backgrounds include the P.S. 38 school gym, lockers, library, Nate’s bedroom, the neighborhood, and even Mrs. Godfrey’s classroom—everywhere that Nate goes.
· Three ways to create comix:
Story Starter—Begin with a few finished frames and then fill in the rest!
Fill in the Blanks—Fill in the speech bubbles on an already designed comic.
Start from Scratch—Create a comic from scratch, and design it however you like!
· Share your comix with a friend, or save them to a gallery.
· Check out five original app comix created by Lincoln Peirce himself.

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$2.99


Image Editing

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Filterstorm
Filterstorm was designed from the ground up to meet your iPad photo editing needs. Using a uniquely crafted touch interface, Filterstorm allows for more intuitive editing than its desktop counterparts with a toolset designed for serious photography.

Filterstorm contains a suite of powerful tools including curves manipulation, color correction abilities, noise reduction, sharpening, vignetting, and black and white conversion fine-tuning. It also includes the powerful ability to apply any of the available filters by brush or color range, as well as to the entire image.
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$2.99
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Photoshop.com Mobile
Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone lets you quickly and easily edit and share your photos with simple gestures directly on your iPhone. Photoshop.com Mobile is like having your entire photo and video library in your pocket without wasting your phone's valuable storage space.
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TiltShift
Transform a scene into a miniature world. This application simulates a tilt-shift lens that tricks your mind into viewing a photo as a miniature scene like a model railroad for example. Focus on a linear or elliptical region in the image with visual guides and interactively adjust the amount of blur for maximum effect. Increase color saturation, contrast or brightness to increase the toy model look. Create a nice bokeh effect with the lens blur filter in night scene photos.
Blooming strength and threshold are adjustable. You can even choose a shaped aperture (hexagon, heart, dollar sign, etc.) if you like.
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TiltShift Generator
TiltShift Generator lets you apply radical depth-of-field effects to your photos. By throwing out of focus things that ought to be in focus, scenes appear as if in miniature. Confused?Check out the screenshots below for a taste of what's possible!

While the cool linear and radial depth-of-field effects are the reason you need this app, TiltShift Generator does a whole lot more. You can adjust the color saturation, brightness and contrast, as well as applying vignetting for an authentically lo-fi lens look.
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$2.99
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Halftone
Halftone adds an aged halftone-style printing effect to photos to give them a unique, vintage look. With 27 paper styles, nine built-in layouts, two caption styles, six different speech balloon styles, more than 25 stamps, and the ability to choose a font (including three embedded fonts), photos can be customized, then saved to the photo album, sent via e-mail, shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter, sent to other apps like Instagram, Camera+, and Color Splash, and printed.

Features

- Universal app that runs on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- 27 paper styles, from crisp and clean to distressed and aged
- Two different caption styles, including one with a large initial character and a gradient background
- Six speech balloon styles
- More than 25 stamps (BLAM!, Arrrggh!, etc.) with customizable colors
- Nine unique layouts, including layouts without any captions or borders
- The ability to use any installed font at Small, Medium, and Large sizes
- Three licensed fonts: Digital Strip, Alter Ego, and Billy the Flying Robot
- Two of the licensed fonts include international characters (Alter Ego and Billy the Flying Robot)
- Support for front-facing camera
- Support for flash modes
- Support for camera zoom
- Support for tap to focus

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$.99
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ToonPAINT
ToonPAINT allows you to easily create awesome looking cartoon-paintings with your own photos.

Even if you have never drawn or painted before, ToonPAINT sets you up for quick success by providing a "MagiSketch" that you can simply color-in. It's as easy as "paint-by-numbers", but using your own personal images. Unlike other photography apps, ToonPAINT is not just an image filter -- it's a smart-painting application that enables you to express your creativity and obtain compelling results without requiring you to take Art classes.
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ToonCamera



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