Pictello
  • Subject and Topic:
    • Teaching - Utilities And Resources
  • Creator: AssistiveWare
  • Type: App
  • Language: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish
  • Platform: iOS
  • Price: Paid
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Pictello

https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/pictello/id397858008?mt=8&uo=4
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Description:

Everyone loves to tell fun, engaging, and imaginative stories. Go ahead and make a social story or visual schedule for a child with autism or a slide show of holiday pictures for your friends - Pictello makes it a breeze to create and share! Whether you use the included natural-sounding Text to Speech voices, or record your own voice, Pictello is the perfect tool for visual storytelling.
Each page in a Pictello story consists of a photo or video and some text, which can be read aloud by a Text to Speech voice or your own recorded audio.
Develop skills
- Support reading with word-by-word text highlighting
- Develop writing and spelling with built-in word prediction
- Build confidence with Speak as You Type
- Create stories to teach academic and social skills
Create and playback with ease
- Let students use the wizard to create stories
- Play stories page by page or as a slideshow
- Use Text to Speech voices to read the story
- Turn on switch access for story playback
Integrate multimedia
- Add your own photos
- Include short video clips
- Record your own voice or sound
Share your stories
- Share with other Pictello users through our free sharing server
- Use Dropbox to exchange stories
- Export to PDF or print to share with non-Pictello users
Speak your language
- Pick English, Spanish, German, French, Turkish or Dutch for the user interface
- Select from over 100 free voices in 29 languages
- Create interest with fun character and specialty voices
Customize to fit your needs
- Pick between Wizard or Expert creation modes
- Swipe or automatically turn pages
- Adjust speech rate and pronunciations
Read more at www.assistiveware.com/products/pictello
Additional Note:
Educational institutions can get a 50% discount if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education.


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  • Making “social stories” at ease

    The app is used for making social stories, each entry could have title, text, images, video, voice over, etc
    In classroom, teachers could create entries on the topic they are teaching, or ask the students to create one to report on the knowledge they learnt.
    The app is quite interactive and engaging since users could produce stories completely customized.
    One point to note, the functions available are not as powerful as people would expect it to be judged from the price.

  • Tips for using the product

    There is a story creation wizard for beginners.