App #48: STORYPANDA BOOKS [PROMO CODES AVAILABLE!]

“Storypanda is an iPad story platform that brings families together by enabling them to read, create and share kids stories. One App, Unlimited stories.”

 

With this interactive children's book app, students, parents and teachers will be able to create personalized stories based on the original books. Storypanda is an app that has a great collection of books that both kids and adults will love. New books are added regularly, and the people over at Storypanda are looking to incorporate lesson plans to go along with these books. Reading will become (more) fun, and kids will increase creativity in changing the stories.

While the app itself is free, most books cost $2.99. You can purchase them within your bookshelf. Each book can also be made available as a separate purchase through the App store, and they will be brought back into the bookshelf of the original app (if you have it).

Creating your own version

Once you read a book, you can customize your own version, completely personalized to suit your child's interests. You can select different characters, backgrounds and props.

Sharing:

Once stories are made, you can share them with your friends through Facebook, email or Twitter. This can be a great way to share your creativity with extended family. As well, sharing is also made available within the bookshelf, so you can share with your friends who also have the app installed.

Here is the bookshelf, resembling a child-friendly version of iBooks:

Rewrite the entire story, or change just certain elements of it:

A short tutorial is available to show how to create your own version:

Even the titles can be changed:

Here is a large selection of the books available through Storypanda:

Here is an official promo video from the developers of Storypanda:

Introducing Storypanda from Storypanda on Vimeo.

Here is a trailer for My Extraordinary Friend:

My Extraordinary Friend Book Trailer from Storypanda on Vimeo.

Conclusion:

For both parents and teachers, Storypanda is an excellent app that will allow for children to express their creativity. All will enjoy the intricate interactive features that are available in these books. As a teacher, you can work in groups or as an entire class to create different versions of the same story. Project their creations for others to see. Share final creations with both parents and other students. Everyone will gain a sense of accomplishment once personal versions are completed. I highly recommend Storypanda for both parents and teachers of kids aged 2-10!

Promo Codes for Two Different StoryPanda books!

The developers of Test Producer have generously given me Four free promo codes to give out, two for “My Extraordinary Friend” and two for “Boy who cried Aliens.”

Here is how get a chance to receive one:

If you have Twitter:

1. Follow me.

2. Tweet out this (or ANY) of teachingwithipad blogposts by using the Share button at the bottom of each post. Please include the hashtags #ipaded and #ipadchat. Share as many as you can/want.

If you don’t have Twitter:

Simply leave a comment below on how you could benefit from Storypanda and how you plan on using it. Make sure you leave your email address!

I will contact winners directly through email or Twitter DM. If you receive a code, please reply back and let me know if it worked. Promo codes tend to have an expiration date. If you are chosen, please remember to redeem it immediately.

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Wassi Chamsy Homeschooling says:

    twitted. My daughter really loves this panda, I hope I’ll win!

  2. Reblogged this on The Appy Family and commented:
    I hope to earn a free promo code to this app…and then create a book en français with the kiddos. Looks like fun!!!!

  3. Amazing things here. I’m very satisfied to look your post.

    Thanks a lot and I am having a look ahead to contact you.
    Will you kindly drop me a mail?

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