Web 2.0 Tools for Digital Storytelling


Storybird
  • Create stories based on art.
  • Teacher accounts allow creation of classes and student accounts without student email addresses.
  • Comment on other stories.
  • Free and paid accounts.
  • Good example:


Blabberize
  • Easy and fun!
  • Must have own account with email address.
  • Limited to 30 seconds.

Showbeyond.com
  • Easy
  • Must have own account with email address.
  • Upload your own images (8 mb limit; 24 per story)
  • Add text via captions
  • Record audio for individual slides
  • Finished product provides link and embed code.
  • My example :



Voki.com



Toondoo.com
  • Comic and e-book creating Tool
  • Free
  • Not for really young students (uncertain of other content)

Fotobabble.com
  • Free
  • Need email address to set up
  • Cannot create classes
  • Record audio to accompany single image
  • Can embed finished video

http://www.capzles.com/


animoto.com
Using Animoto with Students
Getting a free educator account


Zooburst.com
  • 3D popup books
  • Can import images or use theirs
  • Finished books can be embedded
  • Webcam mode can be used to control book (turn pages, etc)
  • Teachers can set up classes without student email
  • Watch for inappropriate ads and/or content in open gallery!

Sample (not mine):

StoryJumper
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  • Students create an online book with background scenes, props and characters, uploaded images from the computer, and text.
  • Free education version allows teachers to create student accounts.
  • Finished stories can be viewed on the computer or printed off on paper.
Getting Started Guide

Voicethread

http://elementaryvoicethreads.wikispaces.com/

Dvolver Moviemaker

Sample



http://50ways.wikispaces.com/


GoAnimate.com
This is a simple animation tool. The free version requires an email address, but students are logged in as soon as they register. Limited characters in free version, but ideal for intermediate grades.


Webspiration.com
Only free until April. Projects can be done in Inspiration if you own software (Hempfield does).
Plant Adaptations Comparison Chart


Think-Tac-Toe Plant Adaptation Activity



Digital Storytelling sites with resources:


DiscoveryEducation Hub for Teachers
http://hubforteachers.discoveryeducation.com/storytelling-in-classroom/

Jennifer Dorman's wiki "Weaving the Story of Learning - Digital Storytelling"

Eleven Good Digital Storytelling Resources
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/03/11-good-digital-storytelling-resources.html