Watch. Connect. Read, mentioned in a tweet that his students were using an application named My StoryMaker. This application has been available for several years housed at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh KIDS page. It is funded by a generous grant from The Grable Foundation.
To begin follow the link referenced above. Users are asked to click on the button in the center of the book. When the page opens type in your name and click okay.
The application displays a title which the author can accept or reject. A glowing arrow at the bottom right corner of the page invites you to continue. The work space for the first page of the story appears.
Characters' feeling, actions and interactions can be altered by clicking on them (character) in the upper left corner and toggling through the options. To add text to the story click and type below the illustrations. Or when you pick actions and interactions they are written in the text below. To begin a new page simply click on the arrow just as you did to get to the original page.
Engaging, fun and learning are a winning combination. Users of My StoryMaker will experience all three plus getting to save and share their work.