I have recently learned about an iPad app called “Telestory” which essentially allows those who use it to “tell a story” in several different ways. So far, my students and I have played around with the News Broadcast idea, which includes options for news anchors reporting from the desk, an “eye in the sky”, the beat, the sports roundup, a critic section, a weather report feature and an empty slot which can be filled with a creative student choice. Students are able to add multiple anchor stories, augmented reality attire, such as police hats, goggles and even wigs. Telestory is free at this time and is a great way for students to “create” their own show.
Below is an example of a practice Telestory video that the students and I created in the classroom as an introduction to the app. They are absolutely thrilled to continue to work with it to create and tell stories. This was a practice for us, so the kids randomly discussed things; don’t take this one too seriously.