Story Wheel is an app for the iPad and iPhone that is designed to promote audio storytelling. Spin the Story Wheel on your device and when it lands on an image, dictate a short story based on that image. When you are finished recording, you can play your story back with animations generated by Story Wheel. The basic Story Wheel app is free. You can add more thematic sets of images like the Pirate theme to the app with a $.99 in-app purchase. The video below offers a short overview of Story Wheel in action.
Applications for Education
For students who have trouble expressing themselves through writing, Story Wheel could be useful as a story starter that they use to record their thoughts verbally before transitioning to writing them down.