Pictello

Pictello

By AssistiveWare

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-10-16
  • Current Version: 3.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 791.02 MB
  • Developer: AssistiveWare
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 64 Ratings

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 literacy skills - Support reading with word-by-word text highlighting - Develop writing and spelling with built-in word prediction and Speak as You Type - Create stories to teach academic and social skills - Import free early literacy and adapted academic books from Tar Heel Reader 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, Italian or Dutch for the user interface - Select from over 110 free Text to Speech voices in 29 languages - Use genuine American, British, Australian, American-Spanish, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian and Swedish children's voices - 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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Reviews

  • How do I share stories?

    3
    By Elainebrain
    Um, this needs work. Where is the story code to share? Can I pull pics off the Internet ?
  • Just when I thought it couldn't get any better!

    5
    By abbey'smom
    We were already so in love with this app…and then it happened, now you can add videos! We love it because it is so easy to use for myself and for my very highly impacted, nonverbal 11 yr old with autism. She never had any interest before of looking at pictures of her family or of social stories, I just don't think she saw the need. Now, after putting family albums and some motivating stories about her fav foods, she's hooked!:) I thought she'd only want to look at certain ones, but she goes through them all, over and over, even the social stories, like Going to the Dentist! I'm amazed at her response and so pleased! But now, with videos, when I added videos of her bowling to her story about her very first time bowling and of her playing in the water at the beach, I can't even describe her face! She grinned from ear to ear and then was just giddy! Now, that is priceless!!
  • Fix this update!!

    2
    By SC in SD
    I downloaded the update 9/9/13 and now I see NOTHING when I launch the app. I sure hope I didn't lose all my stories!!!
  • Time tested excellence

    5
    By Lisa-freed2be therAPPY consult
    Awesome app! I have recommended this app to 100% of my clients during consults/trainings with individuals that have unique challenges. I also demonstrate it at every workshop/ presentation that I do. Everyone loves the possibilities it holds….social stories, teaching tasks step by step, sharing with classmates and so much more!
  • Frustrating software

    1
    By DrAndyBaz
    Every time I attempt to put together a story for my kids the program randomly crashes, saving none of my work. Until the bugs are worked out this software is a waste of space that does not deliver what it promises to. I'll be looking for another alternative.
  • Great app for Social Stories

    5
    By Ktmax17
    I am an SLP and mother to a 7-year-old with autism, and I use this all the time to write Social Stories for my daughter about places we will visit and things we will do. I love that I can write the stories on my iPad and very easily upload them to hers. It takes me an average of 10-20 minutes to do a story, depending on if I already have the pictures or need to go find them on Google. This has saved us a lot of money because I don't have to print the stories and laminate them anymore.
  • Excellent app for social stories and job coaching!

    5
    By Jgtut
    I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and I specialize in Augmentative and Alternative communication. I recommend this app all the time for students to use for social stories/scripts as well as for "job coaching" where you can quickly lay out the steps of a task! I have tried many other book creation apps and always come back to this app as my favorite because it is so easy to program and does everything I want it to do! The newest addition of the American kid voices is an excellent bonus feature that the developer added at no extra cost! Love it!
  • Excellent tool

    5
    By mrs> B
    I have over 600 apps on my iTunes account and this is hands down my favorite! I have a twenty year old son who has autism and I work with many students who have special needs from prek to age 21 post high school. This app is great for receptive learning. It can be used to make talking storybooks, social stories also for teaching skills step by step. It can also be used expressively as a tool for writing as it allows students to pair their writing with a visual. It also allows written output to be broken into smaller more manageable chunks. An added benifit is students can work on reading fluency when they record their stories . It is a great tool for individuals who ate non verbal to relate experiential stories to share on a social level. We have also used this app for vocabulary development making talking flashcards. There are so many good uses for this app I could go on and on. A must have app if you are a teacher!!!
  • Pic tells

    4
    By TeaCH SpEd 2
    I love this app. We use it in our classroom for social stories and more. Would love to be able to put more than one picture on a page,but really like how easy it is to use and ability to save in different formats.
  • wonderful app with a lot of uses!!!

    5
    By welcometotheirworld
    This app is wonderful and has so many uses for it. My special needs children use it all the time for social skills and as a story board when we are going somewhere :)

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