Quick and effective Digital Storytelling!

The main way in which I encourage children to use iPads in the classroom is to transform writing and bring it to life using apps that create stunning digital presentations!

With such a big focus on coding and computer science in the new computing curriculum, some forget that digital literacy and ICT are still strands and important aspects of the curriculum, as it states - 
"Co2/1.6    select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information."
The problem that teachers face is finding the time for children to use technology in this way! The iPads are a fantastic tool for children to quickly and effectively create digital stories that allow children to creatively present their work.

A couple of apps that I have recently been using to do this, have been Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate.

These FREE apps allow children to create eye-catching videos and web pages.

They can be used in so many different ways from storytelling to reports, recounts and persuasive texts. What is impressive about these apps is the simplicity and ease for children, meaning they can quickly create stunning presentations which can then be shared on a school blog.

Today, I was working with a Year 5 class who had just returned from a residential trip to Grasmere. With the teacher yesterday, they wrote persuasive letters to convince others to visit. Today, we used the Adobe apps to turn the written letters into videos and web pages. Here are their efforts -

Grasmere by Amy and Georgia

It would be great if in the future you could combine both apps and embed an Adobe Voice video into a Slate project! Fingers crossed this will be possible soon!


  1. Hi
    I love reading your blog and hope to get to your training sessions soon. Your ideas are inspiring.
    I am keen to use adobe slate and voice with my ks2 class but wondered how you got around the logging in with an account. It says you need to be age 13 plus. Please can you offer advice! Many thanks.


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