Thursday, July 25, 2013

{Review} Storybook Maker

I love apps that allow students to create their own stories that are related to their speech and language goals, which is why I love the Storybook Maker app by Merge Mobile.

First, you'll need to create a new book and give it a name.

In your story, you can either add your own pictures that you've taken, or you can add letters and pictures that are pre-loaded on the app.

Here's the start of my story.  I added a character and had him say "roof" by including letters.  I also included the title of my story as well.

By tapping on an item, you can do many different things with it.  The options on this menu include "delete", "bring to front', "send to back", "unlocked", "rotate", "background", and "border".

You can also add borders to your story,

as well as backgrounds.

In addition, you can add background audio and record a voice telling about the events on each page.

Make sure to save each page by tapping the arrow in the top left corner of each page.

Here's the short story that I created.

What I love about this app:
- It's so versatile. You can target almost any goal area with this app including social language/stories, grammar, story retelling, fluency, sentence expansion, and articulation, to name just a few.
- It allows you to use your own pictures, so it can be personalized for each student.
- It allows students to record their own voices, which makes the app more interactive.

What I would like to see in an update:
- It would be nice if the pictures could be placed in any direction, so that items could face each other and/or have "conversations" with each other.

You can find this awesome app for a variety of goals for $3.99 at iTunes.

But wait!  Merge Mobile is giving away THREE free copies of this great app!  If you'd like a chance to win a copy, enter the rafflecopter giveaway below!

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Disclaimer: This app was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed above are solely my own.


  1. I would use this app for syntax skills as well as social language!

  2. I would use this app for sentence formation, silly sentences for articulation, and narrative development.

  3. I would use this app for social stories--to make them individually applicable and functional. I see your point in suggestions--in most social stories, you are teaching interaction. This would be difficult if the characters all face one way.

  4. I would use this app for sooooo many things I don't know where to begin!!!