Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Create Magazine-Like Photo-Journals on the iPad with Storehouse

Storehouse is a great new app that kind of took me by surprise when it was released last week. It's an iOS app that allows you to combine pictures, videos, and text into totally professional, magazine-quality photo journals!

This would be great to introduce your students to and let them have a new way to "show what they know."

Storehouse is way slick and user-friendly. You can import photos and videos from your iPad's camera roll. The videos must be no longer than 30 seconds in length. The app will support up to 50 photos. Yeah...and it's all free.

You can add text into blocks, resize pictures and text, and move everything around by tapping and dragging.

Image courtesy of iTunes
Image courtesy of iTunes

 Create and share beautiful photo-journals.

                                      Design unique layouts.
Image courtesy of iTunes

Combine photos, videos, and text.

Once you've made your photo-journal...share it! The app gives you the option of sharing via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Also, what I really like is that it gives you a unique link for your project. FYI, that all videos are stored on Storehouse's servers and they're public. There are no apparent privacy settings. So, once they're uploaded anyone could potentially watch your story if they find the link. So, you will want to make sure any photos of students are permissible by their parent(s)/guardian(s).

Truthfully, the simplicity of the layouts and the simple navigation make this app a winner. With the unique link for each project, it makes it easy to share with parents and fellow teachers and admin, too!


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