Clips is a free app that lets you make fun, informative and creative videos. Clips is an effective classroom tool for annotating learning, storytelling, connecting to content, reflecting and communicating in a creative way. With a few taps you can create and share a video or tell a quick story with artistic filters, animated text, music, emoji, and fun stickers.


Digital Storytelling Resources


Pages has  been my favorite word processing tool since I got my first Mac.  Now Pages got even better. With Pages you can create a book, then publish it directly to the store in Apple Books. The new drawing capability of iPad brings a whole new level of creativity to books. You can add charts, images, image galleries, voice, video and more. Pages has preloaded book templates that you can edit, or begin with a blank book. Be sure to also check out the Everyone Can Create project guides, filled with lessons that will get you started using all the great tools on your iPad. Drawing with the Apple Pencil is magical, but if you need some inexpensive styluses for your class, here are some that I've tried.  Can't beat the price and they work fairly well.


Book Creator is a tool that allows students of any age or skill level to create, publish, and share online books.

There is also a comic book layout for creating comic pages. Students can customize the font, draw, add shapes and stickers, hyperlink the text to other online resources, and import audio and video files. When the book is ready to be published, the pages turn like a real book, and the audio and video play right inside the app. Can be exported as ePub files which can be published in iBooks or Google Play. The iPad app is $4.99 (half price with bundled pricing). 


Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad. The app lets you combine photos and videos from the camera roll with live images from your iPad or iPhone camera. I love the ease-of-use and simplicity of this app. Your students can tell a story, explain an idea, and express themselves in truly creative and unique ways.

Green Screen Resources