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Adobe Voice - Show Your Story 36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from which to construct their stories. At their school were computer labs, iPad carts, and a BYOD policy. Then she found K-12 technology specialist David Kapuler‘s collection of digital storytelling sites & apps. And they all lived happily ever after. What apps do you use for creating and telling digital stories? 36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf Image attribution flickr users nmc-campus and mikegrenville

SurveyMonkey : logiciel gratuit de sondage en ligne et d'enquête par questionnaire emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations Three Free Tools for Creating Stopmotion and Timelapse Videos Creating stopmotion and timelapse videos can be a good way for students to tell a story that they have developed. Stopmtion and timelapse videos can also be helpful when teachers are trying to help students see how a lengthy process like osmosis works. While good stopmotion and timelapse videos can take a long time to create, there are some tools that can make the process a little easier. Here are three stopmtion video creation tools that are worth trying. JellyCam is a free program for creating stopmotion movies. Stop Frame Animator from Culture Street is a neat tool for creating animated stop motion movies. OSnap is an iPad app (available in a free version and in a paid version) that you can use to create stop motion and time lapse videos. A note about Sam Animation.

Invitations, Collages, Slideshows and Scrapbooks – Smilebox Choose Your Product | mywebspiration.com Student Reporting Labs Curriculum | PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Here at PBS NewsHour, we believe that journalism and storytelling are “killer apps” that use the best practices of project-based learning to build engaged and digitally-literate young citizens. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program supports teachers and young people to report on important issues in their community, creating impactful video reports for the national NewsHour audience. Along with technical instruction on the use of cameras and editing equipment, this program also includes a meaningful focus on understanding the role of journalism in society and developing broader communication skills, including listening, asking questions, public speaking, and finding, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information. Our curriculum was developed with our partners at the Media Education Lab of Temple University as well as media professionals and high school teachers. Unit Resources: The curriculm, which can be downloaded in its entirety below, is divided into three units:

Strive For The Summit Fotobabble: A Free Way To Add Some Life To Your Images If your students are like me, old-fashioned slideshows put them to sleep. I can remember the days when I would sit in a middle school classroom, bored to tears by projectors and slideshows. All that’s going to change. The free (woohoo!) How It Works Basically, you upload your photo(s), record a narration, and start sharing your presentation. Using Fotobabble In The Classroom It’s perfect for any classroom project where students have to present some photos or multimedia. How Do You Use It? Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. back to top

Socrative - Online Student Response System If you have a SMART Board in your classroom you may be familiar with the SMART Clicker device that polls student responses to teacher initiated questions. While this is a great way to gauge student understanding quickly, it is a costly solution and relies on familiarity with SMART products. If you’re looking for an alternative to purchasing equipment based response tools, check out Socrative.com as an effective student response system. Socrative runs on a variety of devices. Tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktop computers with an internet browser are all capable of running Socrative – enabling schools to either use their own 1:1 devices or allowing them to take advantage of the technology students come to school with (BYOT) to run the web-based app. Here are some of the key features of Socrative: Check out this video for a great tutorial and additional information: Check out Socrative by going to socrative.com Tags: Socrative, Student Response System, Web Tool About the Author

Know the News Home | Login/Register RSS / Podcasts Close Home > Get Involved > For Educators > Know the News > Remix the News News Challenge Remixer Menu Watch and Rate Tools and Resources for Remarkable Explanations Sometimes, words are not enough. To grab an audience’s attention and make an explanation remarkable, explainers need ways to stand-out, to be interesting. Thankfully there are a growing number of resources that can help explainers turn their ideas into experiences that captivate audiences. I've listed a few below. (Note: I am not affiliated with the services below and receive no compensation from them). While you're thinking about these resources, consider this... Dan Roam is known for a series of books that focus on the use of simple drawings to understand and solve problems. Nancy Duarte and her company, Duarte Design, is known around the world for designing amazing and effective presentations. Design is one of Duarte’s core skills and the company recently created a new "visualization system" that gives anyone the ability to browse, purchase and download awesome looking graphs and diagrams for US$0.99 a piece. You may have seen an Xtranormal animation.

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