“Anita Lin highlights a wonderful app called StoryPress for telling a story and protecting oral histories from being lost in time. There is something invaluable about hearing someone’s own voice tell a narrative recount of history. As educators, we must grasp at opportunities for our students to capture such history and document their learning endeavors.”
Because stories are traditionally told through word of mouth, they are at risk of getting lost from one generation to the next. A new app called StoryPress seeks to safeguard these personal tales by letting people capture and share them online.Users can record their stories by either freely talking into the app, or choosing a preset topic to get interviewed by StoryPress, according to its Kickstarter page. Subjects range from happy moments such as weddings and first jobs to life obstacles such as cancer.After selecting a topic, users simply read the questions (there are 10 to 15 in total) and say the answers aloud. StoryPress records their voice and turns the responses into an audiobook. Once the story is completed, it’s automatically saved to the cloud. Recordings can be set to private or publicly shared with the StoryPress community.