What's New+ Optimized for iOS 6
+ Various bug fixes
+ Removed in app purchases. Now you receive all features with your initial download.
App DescriptionFinal Words: Stories About Me is an excellent example of a 21st century curriculum development tool. It is multisensory and multicultural because you can upload your own voice/language and photos. Overall, this App is one of my top 10 recommended iPad Apps for Early Childhood (EI, PreK, early elementary) special education classrooms and service providers/parents. It is a very user friendly, versatile, and inexpensive App that I really like and you will too!
Penina Pearl Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH
Speech-Language Pathologist &
Educational Technology Consultant
Founder/CEO of Socially Speaking LLC
Stories About Me allows parents and teachers to create their own social stories for their children and students.
Blending photos, text, and voice recordings into a talking picture book, children can playback rich media stories of their own personal experiences.
Swiping advances the pages and tapping plays the audio; simple as that!
Creating, editing, and ordering stories is easy and simple. Sharing stories with others who have the app and backing them up is made possible with Dropbox integration. Parental lock feature prevents accidental edits or deletions.
-For best audio results, when recording speak clearly and directly into the iPad microphone.
-To permanently delete a story following Dropbox sync, story folder must be deleted from within Dropbox.
-To share stories with other users via Dropbox: Create link from story folder via dropbox.com. Stories are located in folder under Apps>Stories About Me. Email link. Recipient accesses link, chooses Add to My Dropbox, and moves story folder into Stories About Me folder within Dropbox (tip: touching 'folder' brings up 'move to' command on iPad Safari). Upon opening Stories About Me app, recipient syncs with Dropbox and new story will appear and be playable.
Want to allow your child to relive the trip to their grandparents house?
How about the fishing trip with dad?
Maybe just reinforcing the routine of brushing your teeth before its time to go to bed.
With Stories About Me for the iPad, the possibilities are endless, because you create them!
Teachers and therapists will love the usefulness of this app as a classroom and learning aid.
Transitions can be a stressful situation for children with special needs such as autism. With Stories About Me a student can be provided specific details on what they can expect from a situation and what should be expected of them. This app will allow them to hear their own or their teacher’s recorded voice and see recognizable images on the story pages, rather than predeveloped scenes involving strangers.
This process is designed to improve generalization and rate of skill development. Nonreaders can also benefit with from the voice recordings.
Stories About Me is integrated with Dropbox functionality which allows sharing of stories with others who have the app. Send your custom story to teachers at school or grandparents across the country.
Teachers can create group based stories and share the same story with multiple students for use at home. Playback the story your therapist created over and over while at home. Dropbox also allows you to back-up your stories to the cloud, so you never have to worry about losing them.
**Download Stories About Me and create a unique story for your child or student today!**
"Great! This app is going to be a great tool in my special ed class."
"Simple and Amazing App! It can't get any simpler than this. You are given an empty template and allowed to do whatever you can think of. This will become a 'staple' app in the collection of anyone who has kids, especially special needs ones. I absolutely love the simplicity. Perfect. I can create social stories for my son, make a talking photo album that he can revisit time and time again, and even create books out of his most favorite stories. Also great is that you can share stories. Highly recommend!"
December 05, 2012 New version 1.3
November 04, 2012 New version 1.2
July 28, 2012 New version 1.1
June 06, 2012 Initial Release