Tools for Digital Storytelling, Presentions, and Collaboration
Web Tool Resources
Explore these sites and blogs to learn from other well-known educators.
Schrock's Guide to Everything
MrsGeekChick - Larissa Aradj
eTools for Language Teachers - Sylvia Duckworth
PicLits - Inspire stories through pictures.
BigHugeLabs - Use digital photos and text to create posters, trading cards, magazine covers, and unique projects. Student examples!
ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool - Free-form graphic organizers
Storyboard That - Free/Paid options for educators. Drag-and-drop clipart, text, scenes to create engaging storyboard.
Digital Storytelling and Presentation Tools
Wall / oral presentation tools
Thinglink - Teacher example - Blog post - App and Web-based tool to annotate images with videos, links, text, and other images. Amazing!
Glogster Edu - Student examples - Free and paid options available. Design an interactive poster with pictures, video, text, and appealing art.
Haiku Deck - Catherine's example - Free! Presentations that focus on images and little text.
Prezi - Student example : Use a template or a blank canvas, links, pictures, videos, and text to build an interactive presentation.
Google Maps - Catherine's example of Google Maps for WL teachers and learners.
Video / slideshow tools
Animoto for Education - Student example : Free accounts for educators! Use digital photos, videos, music and text to create engaging presentations.
Magisto - Free and paid options available. Videos with music, video, and photos.
Wideo - Catherine's example: Free and paid options to remove branding/downloading. Choose objects, add text and music to create an animated presentation.
PhotoPeach - Teacher example : Free and paid options available to make engaging slideshows with captions, music, and transitions.
SlideShare - Teacher example : Upload PowerPoints, PDFs, and other documents to share and embed.
Comic Strip, Animation, Infographics, and Pictures Tools
ToonDoo - Visit teacher example. Creative characters and comics.
Make Beliefs Comics - A comic creator with WL students and teachers in mind.
Pixton Comics for Schools - Create multi-panel comics with text.
Build Your Wild Self - Teacher example : Create a new species of animal using various animal parts. Students could follow up with a writing piece about their animal.
Infographic tutorial by Linda W. Braun.
Easel.ly - Nicole Naditz's example - Free! Create and share visual ideas through infographics.
Infogr.am - Free - Create infographics and charts from 30 different templates. (even video!)
Piktochart - Free and educational pricing options available : Create infographics, reports, banners, and presentations.
Interactive Book Creator Tools
Storybird - Teacher example : Stunning art leads to thoughtful stories!
StoryJumper - Use your own art or the provided images to illustrate your story.
Flipsnack - Free and paid options - Upload PDFs and other files to create flip-style books.
Word Cloud Tools
- Wordle transforms text into a visual artwork piece. It can be a unique view of the students' work. Students may use any work that they have produced and transform it into art.
Tagul - A customizable tool for transforming words into word clouds.
Word Clouds ABCya! -Much like Wordle, this basic program allows you to "play" with a text. Users are able to change the font, the color, and the size of the word cloud.
Update: At this time I do not recommend embedding your creation in a site or blog. The developer used "Silverlight," which is not a compatible program with most browsers. Save your creation as a .JPG file and add it as a normal picture file.