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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information
Big Universe- for younger childrenBlurb- prices start at $10.95 (small book) discounts on quantity orders Bookemon BoomWriter- students write a book together; class gets one free copy (free shipping) ClassikTV- create a movie by adding subtitles to old movie scenes Creaza- suite of creative tools, including cartoonist, movie editor, audio editor and mindmaps DigiTales- create 3-5 minute stories from these types: living memories, beyond words, itza wrap Do Ink- create Flash-style animations using a "simple and friendly vector editor Domo Animate- free animation website offers characters with dialogue, backdrops and special effects Glogster- drag and drop text, images, audio, video drawings and more; premium edition has no ads Kerpoof- make movies, cards, drawings,pictures, tell stories; for grades K-8; site also has lesson plans and teacher tools. Lightning Bug -assists students in writing a story from finding an idea to finishing the story My eBook- create novels, comics, magazines, brochures

The Top 17 Free Digital Storytelling 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. 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 This is an app that allows parents to narrate a bedtime story for their child,add their photos, then compile their voice-over to the images. 9- Idea Sketch 10- Sock Puppets

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An Ed-Tech Guide for Teachers and Technologists “Ed-Tech” stands for educational technology, it is about the education-focused technologies or using general technologies for education purposes. Looking back on 2012, a review on Top 10 Educational Technologies of 2012 (from School Library Journal) is a must-read, and Top 100 Tools for Learning from C4LPT (2012) is the comprehensive list of top Ed-Tech tools from C4LPT. Looking forward to next year, MIT Enterprise Forum gave us the highlight on Converging Trends and Opportunities of K12 EdTech, and The Open University proposed ten innovations that have the potential to provoke major shifts in educational practice: Innovating Pedagogy 2012 from The Open University. Back to the basics of Ed-Tech, Audrey Watters(Hack Education) had created “The Audrey Test” in 2012 – … some of the things I think techies (engineers and entrepreneurs) should know about education. So she came out a guidebook for both sides, it will help us see the whole picture and details around Ed-Tech better.

DigiTales Storymaking Steps | Digitales This is a general overview for crafting your story into a 3-5 minute digital movie. The process of making a digital story can be organized into four separate phases. Anyone who has learned the stages of writing will feel comfortable with working in these progressive and sometimes overlapping phases. May the seven steps outlined within the phases help guide you in translating your imagination and talents into a story you will be proud to tell. Click on each of the seven steps for more information. Writing a Script A digital storytelling script is a first person narrative that tells the story in your own voice and style. Planning the Project The complexity of weaving all the media elements together into a cohesive story gives new meaning to planning FIRST! Organizing Project Folders Each digital story is considered a project. Making the Voiceover Voiceovers are the digital files created by recording your final script in your own voice. Gathering and Preparing Resources Putting it ALL Together

Google Public Data Explorer Indicadores sobre Desarrollo Humano Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano 2013, Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Los datos empleados para calcular el Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH), y los otros indicadores compuestos que se publican en el Informe Sobre Desarrollo ... Desempleo en Europa (mensual) Eurostat armonizados de datos de desempleo de los países europeos. Salario mínimo en Europa Salarios mínimos brutos bianuales por mes en euros o en paridades de poder adquisitivo. Penetración de la banda ancha en Europa Cantidad bianual de líneas de acceso a banda ancha en valores absolutos y por cada 100 personas. Deuda gubernamental en Europa Estadísticas financieras gubernamentales de los países europeos. Los precios del combustible en Europa. Los precios medios de Diesel y Gasolina sin plomo 95. Población México Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) Población Total Estados Unidos Mexicanos Datos de población según Padrón Municipal Instituto Nacional de Estadística

Poverty, technology, and the future of global education Online learning seems to be quite a hot topic at Washington University and other major universities. The Clinton Global Initiative University (taking place at Wash. U. April 5-7) has announced Salman Khan, creator of the insanely successful online learning program Khan Academy, as one of its keynote speakers. Wash. Khan has used the popularity of Khan Academy to promote a radical view of the future of education. Reversing the education system in such a radical way could also help reverse the growing trend toward education inequity. However, it will take a lot more than technology to address the root causes of education inequality. In today’s information-driven global economy, there is no reason why a kid at a Massachusetts prep school and a kid at a Brooklyn public school cannot have the same access to educational resources.

Open Thinking Wiki Definitions: "... refers to using new digital tools to help ordinary people to tell their own real-life stories." (Wikipedia)“Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Throughout history, storytelling has been used to share knowledge, wisdom, and values. Stories have taken many different forms. Why (Digital) Storytelling? Is Digital Different? Digital stories are inherently easy to replicate and share.Digital stories are not constrained to text, but can make use of imagery, audio, video, and social affordances available in the medium.Digital storytelling can foster innovation and creativity as there are unlimited genres & forms available for expression. Important Resources: 50+ Storytelling Tools from CogDogBlog: Alan Levine has done much background work in finding some of the best tools available for developing web-based stories. Process: Media Resources: Examples of Digital Stories: Commercials & Commentaries: Remix/Mashups: Public Service Announcements:

Twitter Campaigns: Twitter Campaign Ideas Why Informal Learning is Crowding Out Formal Learning I saw an interesting graphic (the one on the right) from a presentation by Professional Development Group. It shows that as we become more experienced, we’re less likely to engage in formal learning. Pretty intuitive, right? It was probably always true. We’re pressed for time. So, if we can’t cram as much learning into our workers’ brains as we could a quarter century ago, what’s that mean? Formal training will always have its place. You can get our blog posts delivered for free by email - simply add your email address to the box below and click the "Subscribe" button. Please check your email now and click the link to confirm your email address Connect with RLI’s CEO, Stephen Meyer Close

CogDogRoo - StoryTools 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note! 50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Slideshow Tools Generates content that allows linear playback of a series of images, some with ability to add audio. 2. Upload images from computer or flickr or upload PowerPoint files. 3. "...effortlessly combine photos and video clips with words and music to personalize your story. 4. "RockYou! 5. "Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you." 6. 8. Creates horizontal slide shows from flickr sets ) no text or audio.

Responding to Online Students - How Do We Tell Them They've Made a Mistake? Unlike my other three posts that address the E-Cultures and Digital Learning MOOC I'm participating in, this post is more practical in nature, and is a reflection on something that happened this week in the online course I'm teaching. I welcome feedback (criticism and otherwise) to this situation. This semester, I'm teaching a cross-listed (not only graduate and undergraduate, but also interdisciplinary) course on race, gender, and professional and technical writing. The course covers not only race and gender theory but also technical writing theory - which for many of my students is new, and like many theoretical undertakings can be difficult to maneuver. In the discussion boards for this week's readings, a few students had similar problems interpreting the claims made by one of the authors; specifically, they understood her to be saying the exact opposite of what she actually said. The dilemma: Do I post, publicly, the correct interpretation and explain it.

About ds106 Digital Storytelling (also affectionately known as ds106) is an open, online course that happens at various times throughout the year at the University of Mary Washington… but you can join in whenever you like and leave whenever you need. This course is free to anyone who wants to take it, and the only requirements are a real computer, a hardy internet connection, preferably a domain of your own and some commodity web hosting, and all the creativity you can muster. In August-December 2013, we ran an experimental open version of ds106 where… THERE WAS NO TEACHER! What? How is that possible? The Headless ds106 content has been repackaged as an ongoing, not time bound Open DS106 Course Experience. What is Digital Storytelling? As to what exactly this course is all about, well according to Wikipedia Digital Storytelling is defined rather succinctly as “using digital tools so that ordinary people can tell their own real-life stories.” Digital Storytelling in ds106 Are you ready now? Need more?