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Creative Applications of Digital Storytelling, presented at IUP College Technology Day 2013

What Teachers Need to Know about Creative Commons. Some of the digital elements our students use so often are photos and images. They include them in their blog posts and wikis and some even share them on popular social networking sites like Facebook. As a rule of thumb the first resource they have recourse to when looking for such images is image search engines like Google Image. But do they know that images are not created from the void and that they have their owners and therefore some reserved rights as to the republication of their images ?

Do they know that there is something called Creative Commons which regulate the use and re-diffusion of copyrighted materials online ? These and many other questions , should in fact be clearly tackled with students. Related Post " Excellent Resources for Teachers to Teach about Copyright " Our learners need to know the rules regulating the use of copyrighted materials and there is nowhere else better than Creative Commons to do that . 1- Creative Commons Explained. Bitly. QR-Code Generator. P-21. The 5 Levels of Digital Storytelling. By kylemawer It’s our pleasure to introduce a guest blog post by James Taylor, who has been adapting gaming elements (such as leveling up) and applying them to digital storytelling.

Thanks, James for a very interesting blog post and loads of great web links and resources which you’ll find near the end – Some of them we’re familiar with here at Digital play but we can’t wait to dip into all the others. Over to you James . . . When we think of introducing web-based tools into our classrooms, as teachers we often obsess over the technical side of things.

We worry about setting everything up, about dealing with passwords, about computers crashing and our students not doing what they are supposed to do. We are not wrong to consider these things, whether we teach kids or adults. Level One – Mad Libs Mad Libs is a very basic parlour game popular in North America. Level One web-links. Digital storytelling in the classroom. The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad. 1-StoryKit This is an awesome iOS app that allows users to easily create an electronic storybook via illustrations by drawing on the screen, using pictures and text, and recording audio to attach to stories. 2- Talking Tom & Ben News This is fun app to use. Kids can talk to them and they will repeat what you say in turs. They can also create and record funny conversations between them. 3- I Tell a Story This is a free app that allows users to narrate and record their stories with their own voice and language. 4- Scholastic Storia This is an app that is designed to help kids learn and love to read in a fun and interactive way. 5- Talking Tom Cat This is a cool app that lets you interact with Tom, your pet. 6- Toontastic This app allows kids to draw, animate and share their own cartoons through imaginative play. 7- Our Story This app lets young learners take part in fun games that can help them develop their reading skills. 8- Bunsella Bedtimes Story 9- Idea Sketch 10- Sock Puppets 11- Scribble Press.

Bloomin' Apps. This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes".

IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts. Mad Lib Generator. My MadLib Creator. Tacky Wales. If you follow my blog, you will know that Ms. Carnazzo has quite the iLesson toolkit (e.g short vowel sounds with Songify, Math fact families with Talking Tom and friends, classifying motion with iCardSort, and integrating Math and literacy using Puppet Pals Director’s Pass) for utilizing one iPad in her elementary classroom. Tacky Wales Student Products Her latest project utilized the paid app Tacky Wales: Create Your Own Story (thanks to a donation from the app developer for the promo code).

In Language Arts, Ms. Ms. Hungry for More? Thanks Tacky Wales for featuring Ms. Word Libs. SparkleFish. PicLits. Pictures with Words. Pictures with Words Pro Price: $0.99 Pictures with Words Pro by Simone Morellato is designed to allow you to add words, emoticons, and other graphics to your images.

This app is packed with awesome features to help you create truly unique artwork from any picture you take with your mobile device. Everything from picture-in-picture to captions can be added to any photo. To get started with Pictures with Words Pro you first have to download it, so go do that now! This app was updated to Version 2.4 on January 17, 2013 and included fixes to the emoticons. This app lets you bring a new level of personality to all of your images. For: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 4.3 or later. Fotobabble. Skqueak. Story Wheel. Spin the wheel and land on an image. Now it's your turn to make up part of a story with that image. You'll have 30 seconds to record your voice as you add to the story.

As you progress, the previous images are displayed on the side so you can keep track of the storyline. Your voice is played back with the images you spun. Each page of the story lists the speaker and shows the animated image that was spun. Animoto. Prezi. What is Prezi? MakeBeliefsComix. Pixton. MIL Pixton Tutorial. Comic Strip It! Strip Designer. Be creative wherever you go. With Strip Designer you can create your own personal comic strip right on your iPhone or iPad. Add photos from your photo album or draw your own sketches.

Apply simple image filters to increase the impact of photos, and add speech balloons Add advanced textual elements and stickers to get that genuine comic book feel. When you are done, save the resulting image to the iPhone's photo album, email it to friends and family or share it with Flickr, Facebook, or twitter. While you edit your comic you can freely zoom and pan to manipulate even small details. You can insert, move, scale, and rotate photos from your photo-album, and you can also insert texts and select font, color, size, and alignment. Templates Strip Designer includes more than 100 different layout templates that you can use to insert your photos in. You begin by picking a layout for each page, but the layout is easy to change after you have added text and photos.

Photos Filters Balloons Saving Comics. Story Kit. My Story. Scribble Press. Story Creator. Story Creator App - Created by Alligatorapps.com is a story telling app for iPad and iPhone that is free for the next 48 hours. Why another story telling app you say??? Story telling apps can serve many educational, therapeutic or social purposes for any student, but for special needs students it can allow the ability to modify/customize classroom or IEP focused curriculum tasks. I see this as huge - no longer needing to searching for an app (out of 700,000 - yikes!) For content but allowing customizing curriculum materials on a mobile device for an individual student. Content on demand! Generally here is what storytelling apps can do: Story Creator app provides a few different options when compared to some of the other story telling apps that I have used.

Other app features: Here is an example of a book I quickly made using pictures from Creative Commons or Google images for a sensory story for a student(s): Carol Like this: Like Loading... Storybird. Storybird Quick Tour. Using Storybird. Gregorio el gato. GoAnimate. Boisson et Hamburger. Xtranormal. NL_Famous_People.