StoryStarters - StoryTelling Practice APPS

storyCubesApp.jpgRory's Story Cubes [FREE]
These come as old fashion dice [nothing wrong with that] but StoryCubes now also available as an APP. Use these to warm up creativity - confidence and imaginations. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination! With 9 dice and 54 images - the combinations are endless. Use as individuals, learning partners or as a group process to rehearse becoming great storytellers and there are no wrong answers. Have a Voice Memo APP ready for students to orally share their storytelling based on the prompt! Here are some creative and practical classroom ideas [Click Here] One of my FAVS - Ways to Play Video and Directions for Group SuperHero Story [Click Here]

Brainstormer.jpgBrainstormr [FREE] - Highly Customizable!
A new twist on a tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, Brainstormer has three spinning wheels featuring plot/conflict, theme/setting and subject/location. By manipulating the wheels -- or do a random spin and let fate take over -- you generate combinations that make fantastic creative prompts for writing, sketching or any creative activity. And you have the freedom to edit the wheels to fit your process: from simply tweaking the built in lists to creating entirely new scenarios from scratch. NEW WHEELS! The Character Builder wheel creates combinations of archetypes attributes and backgrounds, and the World Builder wheel combines theme, mood and place to create one-of-a-kind settings. More wheels are on the way, and you can customize copies of the built in wheels, or create your own from scratch.


StoryDice [FREE]

Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. Their idea generator can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling. This app can be used with a wide variety of age groups ranging from preschoolers to teenagers. The user interface is simple enough for ages 3+ to use without any additional instruction. The use of the app does not require reading, so it is an ideal tool for using in a preschool story circle (see lesson plans at APP site) as well as a general writing prompt for all ages without reading or native language barriers.

StoryWheel.jpgStoryWheel [$2.99]
Storymaking begins by spinning the virtual wheel for an image that stimulates narrating a portion of the story. StoryWheelallows up to 4 players to collaboratively evolve their skills and imagination with impromptu storytelling. Each image offers up to 30 seconds of narration with opportunities to re-record. Each story has up to 12 pages of animated storytelling that can be shared. You will be prompted with a choice of sharing an iBook version of the story or sharing online.