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Wiki Main PageDigital Storytelling & Presentation Tools Workshop Home Page

 

Workshop :: Digital Storytelling & Presentation Tools

 

4 : Lots of Tools

Pick out some tools that interest you and start creating! Make sure you pace your time so you can try out at 3 or 4 tools

 

Our scissors are now digital

 

More Tools to Explore: 

 

PC/Mac TOOLS FOR ORGANIZING PHOTOS

  •  Picasa (PC & Mac)
    Create albums, tag photos, face recognition. Does nice collages too.

 

FUN TOOLS FOR EDITING PHOTOS & CREATING PHOTO EFFECTS

 

MIXED MEDIA: PHOTOS, VIDEO, AUDIO, MUSIC

  • Animoto for Education -
    Animoto is an easy to use tool to create photo & music video stories. This would be a fun project for an art class. Or to create a video representing how you feel about a book or movie. Upload your photos, arrange the order, select a piece of music and let Animoto do it’s magic. You’ll have a great video slide show with great transitions and effects synched to the beat of the music. 30 second videos are free. Special accounts for educators. (Examples: Education examples) 
  • Photopeach
    http://www.photopeach.com
    Another photo slide show tool, with text and audio options. (Example: Dust Bowl)
  • VoiceThread
    http://voicethread.com
    Add photos, scanned drawings. Record audio with microphone or 'phone it in'. Others can leave comments via text and audio.  Use for student book reviews with their own drawings and narration. Student created stories with photos or drawings. Narrated slide shows of community events. Book talks.
  • Present.me - Create a slidedeck, upload, add narration and video of presenter.  
  • Moovly  -  Create animated videos, in the paper-cutout style of Common Craft. Example http://sjonescooltools.blogspot.com/2014/03/thing-5-digital-storytelling.html

 

 

 

CARTOONING, ANIMATION, TALKING HEADS

  • Kerpoof
    Create a picture, story or movie' Free, online, flash based tool. Provides cartoon backgrounds and objects to place on the background. Objects can be resized, rotated and repositioned. Create text ballons for thoughts and dialogues. Teacher ideas and lesson plans provided
  • GoAnimate
    Joyce Valenza mentions it in a blog post and has an example on her blog. I haven't tested it yet, but it looks like a ton of fun. Watch this video to see how it works. Pick from tons of backgrounds and characters, add motions and action, thought balloons or your own voice, upload photos and more. You can create multiple scenes as well. Somehow I'm having a vision of kids creating their own versions of a Shakespeare play, with unusual settings and characters.
  • ToonDo 
  • Bitstrips for Schools
    Create your own comic strips. Educational pricing and free personal accounts.
  • Zimmer Twins
    Pick a story starter and then have your students finish it with this fun and engaging video cartoon tool. Pick from characters, scenes, actions and add your own words. Also has a school version for classroom use. Tips on Using ZimmerTwins in the classroom. Example: Science Time
  • Blabberize
     Goofy fun. Upload a photo, select the mouth in the photo and add your audio. The mouth will move up and down as the audio plays.
  • Voki
     Create a character, add your voice.  At of late 2010, Voki seems to be focusing it's free product on the education market, and without advertising! A good move. Example: Paige Jaeger's Voki

 

 

COLLABORATIVE

  • VoiceThread
    Add photos, scanned drawings. Record audio with microphone or 'phone it in'. Others can leave comments via text and audio.
  • Storybird
    Beautiful graphics to inspire your stories. Arrange the images as you wish, add text to tell your story. Story can be embedded on other web pages. Book versions can be printed for a fee. You could record the story using a screencasting tool like Jing or Screenr. (example: Maxwell's Dreams)

 

PRESENTATION TOOLS

 

CURATION TOOLS

 

AUDIO STORY 

  • AudioBoo
    http://audioboo.fm
      Podcasting done easy. Record directly to the site or through iPhone or Android apps. 5 minute limit per recording. Creates RSS for recordings.
  • Audacity (Desktop)http://audacity.sourceforge.net  Open Source tool for recording audio and saving as mp3. Handy for creating audio file for use with other tools.

 

BOOK CREATION

  • Little Bird Tales
    Draw online, upload photos and scanned artwork to create pages. Record your voice to provide narration. Very easy, user friendly interface and kid friendly. Free, but donations are appreciated.
  • Storybird
    Beautiful graphics to inspire your stories. Arrange the images as you wish, add text to tell your story. Story can be embedded on other web pages. Book versions can be printed for a fee. You could record the story using a screencasting tool like Jing or Screenr. (example: Maxwell's Dreams) 
  • StoryJumper
    Another book creation site. Pages can be created from scratch with your own words and uploades photos/drawings. Resources also include many characters, backgrounds and props that can be added to the page. Doesn't seem to have a way to set up multiple accounts for a classroom yet.  Books can be viewed on the StoryJumper site and printed for a fee.

 

TIMELINE

  • My Histro - timeline, photos, narrative. Variety of viewing, sharing, formatting options.  
  • Tiki-Toki 
    Graphically appealing multimedia timeline tool. Include text, images, video, Free individual accounts, with paid teacher/student options.  (Examples: The Fight for DemocracyALA Banned Books) 
  • Dipity
    Pretty easy to use timeline tool. Upload photos, add text, dates, locations. Embed YouTube videos with just the URL. (Example: Lebanon
  • Meograph
    Timeline tool that adds mapping as an extra dimension. Tell a story over space and time, with video, audio, images and links. 
  • Other Tools: Time Toast,  

 

GEOGRAPHIC & MAP BASED TOOLS

 

 

 

APPS FOR iTHINGS & OTHER MOBILE DEVICES

 

 


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