Nikosia Kruse--StoryboardThat www.storyboardthat.com Formats: Chrome, firefox, chromebooks Price: There is a free option where you can create up to two storyboards per week. Otherwise a single teacher may purchase for $10/month. The purpose of storyboardthat is for students to be able to create a story board or comic-like graphic.
The app works best for 2nd grade and up. It has a lot of options so I would assign it a time limit or as a long term project depending on what you are doing. It is very easy to sign up and start using it right away for adults and students. It is fun and exciting and there are a lot of choices for students to individualize what they are working on.
Users with visual impairments or orthopedic impairments may struggle to use the app and need a partner. There is no auditory option in storyboardthat. This app could be used for creative writing, telling events in order for a history lesson, creating a comic using specific vocabulary words, or even giving step by step instructions for how to do something.
This is the first time I'm hearing of a resource like this so I'm unsure how it would compare to other similar apps. You can upload other images, but that requires an upgrade. It is certainly a way for students to show off their creativity and they could work with others. It would be a great tool for a group presentation.
When students save their storyboard they have the option to share and are taken through step by step directions to share. It certainly allows for all students to be creative and show what they can do! I'm not a good drawer and a drawing assignment would be a deterrent for me, but here I can be creative without needing artistic ability.
While it does not give feedback, it certainly allows for students to show what they know, have some autonomy, and personalize their work. The praise they get for their creativity will be feedback enough!