List Of Storytelling Apps And Tools For Students

List Of Storytelling Apps And Tools For Students


Powtoon is a popular tool to create animated videos. The tool is ideal for creating digital stories as users can easily create animated characters and animate them.

Shadow Puppet Edu

Shadow Puppet Edu is a great tool to create projects, develop storytelling skills, search for images, and improve speaking skills as students create videos and storyboards while working on the tool.


Plotagon allows students to turn text into films, create characters, record voices and add sound effects. This is the perfect recipe for creating a story. Users can customise everything as desired and make exciting stories. The tool can be used on the web or mobile applications, available for android and iOS users.


Slidestory is a challenging tool as it limits your time to convey your story. Ideal for creating small stories or sharing a particular experience or memory. Users can create slideshows that are 32 seconds in length.

Strip Designer

Strip Designer is a comic strip generator where students can create interesting short stories. Students can sketch, draw, mask, and add warped 3D lettering, balloons, and more to add special effects to their creations.


ThingLink is ideal for creating tutorials, interactive course modules, interactive media experiences, trailers, simulations, and quickly explaining complex concepts through digital stories.

Write-on Video

This tool offers the ease of designing storyboards, creating interactive video content, and organising your video production. The tool features animated stickers, a speed controller and other vital features that will help the user customise videos as desired.

Tell About This

Tell About This displays a brief about a single image on the screen. This can be used as a short story, an open-ended, developmentally appropriate question or a prompt. Students can record themselves narrating their response or the story they wish to convey alongside the image.

Voice Thread

VoiceThread is a cloud app that allows students to share and comment on interactive presentations. The tool features over five different types of media that can add engagement to students' creations.


Vyond is a great tool to create videos and storyboards. Users can draw from the tools' ready to use templates and create animated videos that look as good as professionals'. Video creation is easy, and users can create a range of videos with the tool.

Story Wheel

Story Wheel uses gamification to teach students about story composition. The tool strengthens students' imagination and improves their speaking skills. Students spin a wheel and receive an image. Students have to record their voices and develop that image into a story alongside the image. Players continue to build the story with newer images and their interpretations.

Speech Journal

Speech Journal works well to create short, simple stories. The tool allows users to record voices against the images they upload. Students can combine a series of pictures and record their voices for each image to create a perfect story.

Story Jumper

Story Jumper is a great tool to create digital stories. It allows students to become published authors and offers all the features that students would need to create an eBook/story. Students can design characters, add voice recordings, collaborate with peers, produce video books, and listen to other students-generated books worldwide.

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Author: Priyanka Gupta
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