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Kathy's List of the Best Story Starter Apps

Here is a list of IOS apps to use to ignite and support writing in the classroom.

Tools 4 Students

25 graphic organizers many that can be used as prewrite organizers: sequencing, character traits, problem/solution.
Buy $.99

Kid's Journal

This is a great app to promote daily journaling in the classroom. It is easy to use and allows for daily photo uploads to encourage more writing.
Buy FREE

Scribble Press

Get the story creation and sharing App that’s getting great reviews from parents, teachers and kids all around the world! Scribble Press for iPad is a book creation platform that allows kids to imagine, create and share their own stories with great drawing and writing tools.
Buy $3.99

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Spark!

Spark!

These 52 scenarios created kick-start imagination, encourage problem-solving and get children talking and writing.
Buy $.99

Silly Story Starters - Creative Writing for Kids

Featured on Huffington Post: "Start your child along... to fearlessly leap into a lifelong habit of writing for pleasure, discovery and joy."
BUY $1.99

60 Story Starters

60 story starter images from this Super Duper® Publications card deck and combines them with audio to create 180 entertaining ways for students
to begin telling their own stories.
Buy $1.99

Story Starters - Ideas for Writing

Featuring an ever updating list of thought provoking and interesting pictures from around the world to provide you the spark you need to write that next story.
Buy FREE

Story Dice

A fun way to create a story shake the dice and use the results in a story.
Buy $1.99

Writing Prompts for Kids

Tap the screen to create a character , situation and setting.
Buy $1.99

Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing

Creative sentence starters for creating great stories.
Buy $2.99

iDeas for Writing - Creative prompts, tips and exercises to beat writer's block and find inspiration

Set up like a journal, this helps students outline their writing before they begin.
Buy $1.99

Wallpaper HD for iPad

Use any wallpaper app as story starters. They contain beautiful photos to inspire writing.

Writer's Hat

Use it for story starters as well as impromptu story starting.

Story Wheel

A collaborative storytelling app great for small groups.

StoryLines for Schools

Draw a picture. Pass it on. The next player writes the words the picture s conveying. Keep going to create a story.

  • Katherine Page Burdick worked as a teacher and a school administrator for more than fifteen years. She has spent equal time developing a strong track record of creating innovative, leading, educational products while holding marketing and editorial positions within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. She recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z, a company that delivers educational resources in reading, writing, and science over the Internet, to consult with schools and businesses on the subject of mobile learning.

    Mrs. Burdick reviews educational apps in her blog, mobileieducator. Her publishing and education experiences coupled with her passion for mobile learning gives her a unique insight into the mobile market for education.

    Specialties:Program Developer, Author, Public Speaker, Curriculum Specialist, Applications for Mobile Learning, Content Innovator

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