Library Storytelling Apps and Where To Find Them

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A colleague of mine asked me to help her find some library/storytelling apps to use for iStorytime, a story hour she holds in our library’s auditorium that can fit a lot of people and uses the iPad to share a digital storybook projected on a big screen. I love iStory time. It breaks down the barriers for adults who are not quite convinced about eBooks for their kids while enforcing good screentime habits for kids. It’s also hugely interactive as kids can stand up, dance, bounce, sing, and participate in a more active story session because of the space we have to run it.

Anyway, she asked me to help find apps so I did a quick Google search and came up with WAY too many things.

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I made a small list of sites I’ve used in the past, but I know I’m nowhere close to capturing everything. Here’s my list for Sandy:

Blogs + Sites for Apps for Sandy

http://nicolehennig.com – Local, for MIT Librarian. Lots of app info!

https://edshelf.com – This just might be the site you’re looking for.

http://www.freetech4teachers.com – Overall good site with lots of info.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org – I like Commonsense Media in general.

http://www.geekswithjuniors.com – Great site with TONS of apps.

 

So, if you’ve got the time, hit me up with your best app-finding sites. I’d love some more ideas I can share with Sandy and others.

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