Tools for Digital Storytelling, Presentions, and Collaboration
Web Tool Resources
Please explore these sites and blogs to learn from other well-known educators.
Edjudo Web 2.0 Teaching Tools - Thematic lists of Web (2.0) tools
Web 2.0 Tool and Resource Guide 2013 - University of North Carolina Greensboro PDF
Integrating ICT (Information and Communications Technology) into to MFL (Modern Foreign Language) Classroom - Joe Dale
eTools for Language Teachers - Sylvia Duckworth
Web 2.0 Guru - An excellent guide to Web Tools
CoolToolsForSchools - Well-organized list of Web tools
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - The name explains it all.
50+ 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story - Vast wealth of tools
PicLits - Inspire stories through pictures.
BigHugeLabs - Use digital photos and text to create posters, trading cards, magazine covers, and unique projects. Student examples!
Penzu - Personal journal and online diary that can be shared.
MixedInk - Collaborative writing platform for students
ReadWriteThink Webbing Tool - Free-form graphic organizers
Bubbl.us - Printable brainstorming platform
ACMI Storyboard Generator - Creative site that allows users to build a storyboard from a script.
Storyboard That - Free/Paid options for educators. Drag-and-drop clipart, text, scenes to create engaging storyboard.
Google Docs - Storyboard templates for teachers and students
Google Docs - Now available through Google Drive: Presentations, word processing, forms, quizzes, and collaborative writing options.
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.
Narrable - Free educator and paid options available. Photos with audio file.
Wideo - Catherine's example: Free and paid options to remove branding/downloading. Choose objects, add text and music to create an animated presentation.
Meograph - Rick Steves' example - Free and paid options available. Create presentations using photos, links, videos, narration, and captions.
PhotoPeach - Teacher example : Free and paid options available to make engaging slideshows with captions, music, and transitions.
Stupefix - Free and paid options available. Video slideshows with music and photos.
Empressr - Free! Add text, images, and multimedia (audio and video) to projects.
SlideShare - Teacher example : Upload PowerPoints, PDFs, and other documents to share and embed.
Comic Strip, Animation, Infographics, and Pictures Tools
Catherine's Delicious bookmarks for resources of Photo and Videos editors.
Toonlet - Create online comics with unique characters and text.
ToonDoo - Visit teacher example. Creative characters and comics.
Make Beliefs Comics - A comic creator with WL students and teachers is mind.
Strip Generator - Free comic strip builder.
Comic Master - Free comic strip builder.
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.
The site will be changing account plans and pricing as of July 31st
2013. I will update after this date.
Interactive Book Creator Tools
Storybird - Teacher example : Stunning art leads to thoughtful stories!
My ebook - Teacher example : Add pictures, text and online media to create an interative presentation.
StoryJumper - Use your own art or the provided images to illustrate your story.
Mixbook - Create and publish scrapbooks.
Zooburst - 3D pop-up books made with imported and supplied media.
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.