Winner - Best reading app of 2011 by the Huffington Post
Story Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve paragraph formation ; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders.
Story Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to create a narrative.
-Record feature allows students to record narrative in their own voice
-3 levels of play
-Simple and intuitive interface to record narrative
-Recorded answers are stitched together to create complete narrative
-50 distinct story lines to create narrative from
-500 audio clips of questions to guide narrative
-Optional question text and answer introduction reinforcement
-Email recorded stories
- Compatible with Iphone or iTouch
-2nd and 3rd gen iTouch require external speaker/microphone combo
- Recommended device - HF-IPHONE3MICBK from www.accessorygeeks.com
- Requires 4.1 software update
Story Builder features SmarTots, the premier mobile education application network for families.
SmarTots provides learning reports and mobile education app reviews that help parents understand what their children are learning. Signing up for SmarTots also gives parents access to fun activities that enhance the educational value of mobile education apps like this one. Click the Parent Button inside this app to get these great features.
Mobile Education Tools is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 6-10, 10+
Categories: Special Needs
Fixed bug causing runtime problems with 2nd generation iTouch.
Ratings and Reviews
Another great app
Another hit for Mobile Education! I love the various levels of difficulty so the app can progress with your child. Keep up the great work!
Story Board Review
Overall I think this is a good app for elementary aged children. It is more appropriate for children who have verbal skills but need help understanding how to respond to a variety of cues and questions. I think this app would be great in a speech clinic or classroom setting as well as for use at home. I don't necessarily think though that it is an app for children to use on their own as it doesn't provide feedback on how correct or incorrect the individual's response it; would work well though with an slp, teacher, parent, older sibling!
a4cwsn AppAdvisory Board Member
Good way of improving storytelling abilities
I have used this app with both my 4 yo twins and my 2nd grader.The basic premise of the app is that it shows you a clip art picture, and the child then builds a story from looking at the picture. In the first level they ask 4 questions about the picture, the child then answers the questions whilst recording, then at the end they can playback the entire story. Level 2 has more questions, so a more complex story is built. Level 3 just asks them to tell the story of the picture, It is good that it has 3 different levels depending on how much prompting the child needs, so you can progress through the levels as their skills improve. There are 50 different pictures that come up at random, though I would like to see an update that gives you a choice of random mode or choosing the picture. All 3 of my children liked listening to their own voice telling the finished story. You also have an option to email the finished story so you can save them to review again later. I used this with a 3rd generation Ipod touch with external mic and it worked well. Overall a good solid app for both fun storytelling, and for improving storytelling for creative writing in school. I will be buying more apps from this developer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.