CONCEPT: A FREE and easy way to create and discover beautiful stories, rich with multimedia.
DELIVERY: There are many different outcomes students can produce to evidence what they have learnt during a unit of work or even during the course of a lesson. Sometimes we ask them to ‘create a poster’, ‘write a poem’, ‘create a video’ or ‘construct a mind map’.
The Storehouse App provides you with another option to explore. This application can be used for students to create their very own story books.
The intuitive interface and user friendliness really does make this an engaging, easy to use application. It takes very little effort to create a highly professional looking publication.
Users can import images and videos from their own camera roll, so a simple screen grab or ‘Save Image’ whilst surfing the web will ultimately allow you to import pretty much any picture you like. You can also import images and videos from your personal Instagram, Flickr and Dropbox accounts.
Students can then share the URL to their completed story book via a one click Email, Twitter or Facebook option.
See how easy it is to use here: http://youtu.be/MhExNsPFMC4
LIMITATIONS: Unlike a hand written storybook you can’t leave annotations in the students work, however you can leave a comment if viewing it as long as you log in to either Storehouse, Twitter of Facebook. It would be good if you could import YouTube videos into your story but then this is meant to be YOUR storybook so accessing only YOUR personal camera roll and online storage/social media accounts (e.g. Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr) for the multimedia makes sense. Only 50 photos and videos are allowed in each story and videos must be no longer than 30 seconds in length.
CONCLUSION: A fantastic free application that is intuitive, simple to use with simple features for editing and sharing your digital stories. Storehouse have not over complicated this application, they have designed it beautifully and made it so that anyone can pick up an iPad and create a beautiful story. 5/5
Students create a topic scrapbook to log or present what they have studied and learnt during that unit.
Teachers can create unit text books that contain images and videos and share them with students.
Explore stories created by others and use the inspiring images used by many as discussion points
Students review their peers story books and leave comments as feedback