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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

Convert Word DOC to HTML This free online word converter tool will take the contents of a doc or docx file and convert the word text into HTML code. It produces a much cleaner html code than the Microsoft Word software normally produces. This doc converter strips as many unnecessary styles and extra mark-up code as it can. This pages uses what is referred to as a client side script which means that all the converting is done on your computer, the contents of the word document are not sent to my server so if confidentiality is a concern then this tool is an appropriate solution. This tool doesn't do any batch conversion for doc files but aside from that it generally produces clean HTML suitable for integration into websites. PS. PPS. Other Tools on this Website

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 Resize, convert, split, crop your images online - 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 How to Embed an Editable Google Document into Your Course in Moodle | TECH Bar Documentation There are many reasons why embedding editable Google documents to your Moodle Course may be useful. For example, you may have a document you wish the entire class to contribute. Whatever your need may be, this post will give you step by step instructions detailing just exactly how to do this. There is a small amount of html involved in this process, but it does not require any knowledge beyond copy and paste. Setting up Your Document The first thing you will need is a Google Document (created at . Once you are in your document, you should make sure your settings allow people to edit without having to login to Google Docs. To change the ‘share’ settings on your Google document, click on the ‘share’ button on the upper right-hand corner of the page. A box will then appear. Here you will want to click the radio button by ‘Anyone with the Link’ or ‘Public on the Web’. Click ‘Save’ once you’re finished. You should now be brought to the previous sharing settings page.

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

Microficción, Microrrelato, Minificción Hola a todos, a pesar de que tal vez la literatura no sea lo más popular en éstos días, creo en lo que me gusta. Una nueva (y no tan nueva), manera de realizar cuentos, breves y dinámicos, como los días que nos tocan vivir. Espero que disfruten y aporte a la comunidad. ¿Qué es la Microficción o Minificción o Microrrelato? A continuación, reproduzco comentarios de algunos de los más importantes teóricos de la microficción (o cualquiera de sus sinónimos más o menos aceptados) en el mundo hispanoparlante: "La minificción es la narrativa que cabe en el espacio de una página", nos dice el mexicano, teórico del género, Lauro Zavala, remarcando como fundamental su naturaleza narrativa. La escritora española Clara Obligado lo compara con el haikú japonés, y nos dice que "son vértigo, seducción, vislumbre; el lector debe rematar su efecto, entrar en un proceso delicado de lectura desentrañadora y reiterada. Dolores M. Fuente: Ejemplos

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.

Create Cool Things on Creaza Education Creaza Education is a great suite of tools that I've shared in many of my workshops, but I've never written a blog post about it until now. Creaza Education offers four useful tools to teachers and students. Those tools are a video editor, an audio editor, a cartoon creator, and an excellent mind map builder. To access all of these tools create an account on Creaza Education then select "tools" after you sign in. Creaza Education's movie editor is similar in layout to WeVideo and Pixorial. The movie editor provides you with some stock media clips and transition effects to get you started. Creaza Education's mind mapping tool is actually an installation of Mindomo. The Creaza Education audio editor is not as laden with features as Aviary's now closed Myna tool was, but it is still a good option for recording and mixing audio tracks. Caroonist is Creaza Education's cartoon creation tool.