Digital Storytelling During the Pandemic - Tips & Tools for Teachers

Digital Storytelling During the Pandemic - Tips & Tools for Teachers

30hands Learning

It is a user-friendly iOS app with video tutorials to help users create a video story by adding narration to images. 

Animaker Class

It is a drag-and-drop tool for students that also offer features such as group management, an in-app messenger, and task tracking.  

Book Creator

Book Creator, a mobile (iOS/Chrome) app allows putting together of stunning eBooks and digital stories with text, audio, images, and video.  


Buncee is a digital canvas that includes an educational portal where educators can track and monitor student progress, create assignments, share an "Ideas Lab," and more.  

Cloud Stop Motion

Using Cloud Stop Motion users can create stop-motion video projects from any browser or device and use for digital storytelling or project-based learning.  

Comic Life

It is a fun and easy-to-use iOS app that can be used to tell a story by creating a customized digital comic.  


On Elementari users can read, write, code, share, and remix interactive digital stories, portfolios, choose own adventures, and more using professional illustrations and sounds.  


HeadUP is go-to-app that allows students to create beautiful-looking stories in various subject areas in a fraction of seconds.  

Imagine Forest

This app offers a variety of short writing activities and a story creator that comes with built-in story starters, artwork, and more to inspire students.  

ChatterPix Kids

ChatterPix Kids is a free app that elementary school students can use to create talking pictures.  

Adobe Spark Video

Using Adobe Spark Video anyone can create their videos by creating slides that include an image, some text and record a voiceover for each slide – perfect for story-telling. 


Flipgrid’s create a whiteboard-style instructional video option allows students to easily create a video that includes instruction drawn on whiteboard background, stickers, and your face and voice.  

iMovie or WeVideo

iMovie is a free app for Macbook or iPad. While, WeVideo is browser-based, this makes it a good choice for Chromebook users and Windows users. Both services provide all of the tools that students need to create short documentary videos.  

Google’s VR Tour Creator

It offers a good way for students to create virtual reality tours by organizing a series of related locations that have Street View imagery. Users can add their own images and their own narration to tours they develop in Tour Creator.  

Metaverse Studio

Metaverse Studio is a tool for creating your own augmented reality experiences that work as “breakout games,” as digital scavenger hunts, and as guided tours. 

Storyboard That 

One of the leaders in digital storytelling with over hundreds of thousands of storyboards created and tens of thousands of teachers incorporating it into their curriculum.

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Author: Saniya Khan
Saniya Khan I am Saniya Khan, Copy-Editor at EdTechReview - India’s leading edtech media. As a part of the group, my aim is to spread awareness on the growing edtech market by guiding all educational stakeholders on latest and quality news, information and resources. A voraciously curious writer with a dedication to excellence creates interesting yet informational pieces, playing with words since 2016.

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