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Educational Technology in ELT: Digital Storytelling

Educational Technology in ELT: Digital Storytelling
I have just come back from IATEFL Glasgow 2012, where I presented on Digital Storytelling for the Technology and Teens Symposium organised by Graham Stanley. Digital Storytelling is any combination of images, text, audio and music to create a digital story, either fictional or non-fictional. The presentation focused on ways of implementing digital storytelling with teens. I described what I believe are its benefits and then showed three examples of projects I did with my students from Instituto San Francisco de Asis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Some digital storytelling tools you can use: Powerpoint and Windows Movie Maker allow you to combine images, text, music and audio to create digital stories. Animoto allows you to upload images and combines them automatically with a selection of background music available on the website. Xtranormal allows you to create text to speech animations. Voicethread is a slide show creator, in which you can type or record comments around each slide.

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers 1- ZimmerTwins It is all about creative storytelling. ZimmerTwins is a web2.0 tool that allows students to give vent to their imaginative powers and exercise their storytelling skills from early stages to advances ones. 2- Digital Story Telling in The Classroom This section provides resources and materials for teachers to use with their students in storytelling. It helps students personalize their learning and perform better. Mixbook - Free Digital Storytelling for Educators #1 Rated photo book service by TopTenReviews Mixbook is an easy and fun way to engage students, parents—and build school spirit. With Mixbook, there are no contracts, no commitments, and no fees to create and share a project among students, faculty, and parents online. With a community of over 5 million, Mixbook is the most trusted and secure site of its kind. Here are a few ways educators have used Mixbook:

Creating Digital Multimodal Texts With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, there is an emphasis on the use of Multimodal Text in English. ICT offers a great range of tools to allow students to create digital multimodal texts, such as comics, animations, digital storytelling, video & audio, ebooks, poster & cover design and game design . What are multimodal texts? A text may be defined as multimodal when it combines two or more semiotic systems.

5 Free Tools for Creating Book Trailer Videos The traditional book report that asks students to critique the books that they read is a staple of many classrooms. If you would like to add a new element to book reports try having students add visual and audio components to book reports by having students create book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. A great place to find examples of book trailers is Book Trailers for Readers. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling " The stories that we tell others and ourselves reveal who we think we are along with identifying our purpose, meaning, and worth in life. Telling personal stories publicly celebrates our life." -Bernajean Porter

Download Free Screen Recorder: create video tutorial, presentation and demo video. The program is intended for capturing desktop screenshots and creating video files of any format. You can capture the entire desktop or a specific area only. The software can record audio or voice from various external sound devices, such as a microphone or line in. That is why you can use this program to easily create video tutorials and presentations. simplebooklet.com Make in minutes, share online. Build a web booklet from your own content or convert an existing PDF. Our design tool is code free, drag and drop simple. One click publishing to multiple locations on the web and a curated classroom web booklet gallery. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling from the University of Wollongong Library, Wollongong, Australia Noel Broadhead, Liaison Librarian Digital storytelling refers to short videos, usually two to three minutes in length. A Digital Story can be made from a range of audio and visual elements. The backbone of a Digital Story is a written script - approximately 250 words long.

s Guide to the Flipped Classroom for 2014 For the past few years, Edudemic has covered the rise of the flipped classroom and its subsequent evolution. Each year, we find that more teachers are testing this new learning strategy and creating new ways to improve current methods. While some teachers are trying it out for the first time this fall, others who used the flipped classroom method in 2013 are making changes to build on their lesson plans for the 2014-15 school year.

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