Last week a student brought in their mum’s iPad as a part of their news talk for the day. Her mum helped her to show us a favourite poem, The Jabberwocky, using an app called A Story Before Bed. I thought it was awesome! It showed the poem page by page along side a video of the student and her mum reading it. The first thing I did in my break that day was look for the app on Google Play store, but alas it is only available for Apple. BUT you can use the A Story Before Bed website to create video stories at home. Winning!
It is a subscription site with reasonable rates (minimum of $5.99 per month for access to over 400 books) however you can also access 19 books for free.
I signed up an account for my class, but the wiggedy-wack government internet system is not letting me through firewalls and such just yet (I’ve got our IT guy onto it). I also signed up an account for home, and we made this video for Pebble’s cousins. A little bit cute, no?
You can share videos by email or Facebook, or copy and paste the link wherever you like. Free books appear to be free for as long as you want them. Other books need to be paid for within 24 hours of recording or they disappear from your bookshelf.
What do you think of A Story Before Bed? Would you use it? Would you pay for it?