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Create Digital Stories Toontastic now offers all of its features for free. Students can create cartoons using characters, backgrounds, and then built-in story arc and then narrate with their own voice recording. Students can choose from hundreds of characters and special effects or create their own. Completed stories can be saved to the Camera. Price: FreeEase-of-use: MediumUsefulness: 4 out of 5 With ThingLink, students create "touchable" images. This app allows you to create short, 30 second stories that come complete with a talking avatar (cartoon person) and pre-designed backgrounds or backgrounds that students create. Price: Free or $4.99Ease-of-use: EasyUsefulness: 5 out of 5 Students can easily create their own unique digital puppet shows to tell a story. Price: FreeEase-of-use: EasyUsefulness: 4 out of 5 Though technically a screencasting app, Explain Everything is also a fantastic digital storytelling tool. Price: $3.99Ease-of-use: MediumUsefulness: 5 out of 5

Masterclass: "En Búsqueda" » Festival de Cine Creative Commons Bogotá Masterclass: Desarrollo de narrativa audiovisual transmedia "En Búsqueda" Fecha: Viernes 26 de septiembre​Lugar: Atom House - Cra. 7 # 69-17 (Ver mapa)Hora: ​2:00 pm - 2:50 pmEntrada libre y gratuita hasta completar aforo. BREVE RESUMEN DEL ESPACIOEl colectivo Punto.Lab, con el apoyo de la Cinemateca Distrital, ha desarrollado una experiencia de narrativa transmedia que se tomará las calles de Bogotá desde el 25 de septiembre de 2014. En Búsqueda Bogotá es el diseño de una experiencia que torna la narración audiovisual en un juego de interacción en el que los espectadores son partícipes y resultan esenciales para el desarrollo de la historia. Este proyecto transmedia se desarrollará en una web móvil que contienen un E-Book, una instalación urbana a modo de carrera de observación y un cortometraje de ciencia ficción.

Top Ways for Kids to Tell Digital Stories Top Ways for Kids to Tell Digital Stories When students want to tell a story digitally, or present information they know about, there are several excellent tech tools they can use. You may recall I compiled a List of Digital Storytelling Tools, which brought together links to the actual tools, links to my example of some tools, links to my whole reviews of other digital storytelling tools, and links to articles about digital storytelling in general. In Creating Digital Stories with iPad, I focused on iPad tools only and brought together apps I’d reviewed, and a list of other possible apps. Recently I was asked to choose a few of my favourite ways for kids to make a digital story or presentation of some kind. Story With/without Pictures Storybird - web-based. Camera and an image editor - various. Pages - Software for Mac. Strip Designer - iOS app. We Publish - iOS app. Presentation Tools Shadow Puppet - iOS app. Comic or Cartoon ToonToolkit - iOS app. Comic Life - Software for PC and Mac.

30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows Recently, I received a fresh new laptop from Dell. Upon receiving it, I did the traditional “installation of Windows from scratch” on it to remove a lot of the garbage that is preinstalled on Dells. Then I got really busy installing tons of great software that takes care of pretty much every software need I have. Not only was all of the software free, every piece of it was open source, which means that the code is peer-reviewed; no spyware here! What follows is a list of thirty pieces of software that are the cream of the crop of open source software for Windows. Not only is every piece of it free, almost all of them directly replace expensive software packages. Now, if only there were an open version of The Sims 2, I might go the whole way and switch to Linux… Thirty Free and Open Software Programs Worth Downloading 1. Replaces Internet Explorer If you haven’t switched to Firefox for your web browsing needs, do it now. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Replaces AIM, Windows Messenger, etc. 8. 9. 10. Dia

Storytelling digitale, coding e riuso: quando la tecnologia unita alla didattica lascia il segno di Caterina Moscetti Maestra presso la Scuola Primaria “Mons. Bartoletti” – Istituto Comprensivo Sigillo, Perugia Le storie vissute si ricordano. La narrazione è partita dall’esperienza che hanno vissuto i bambini della classe quinta: hanno portato un calzino ciascuno, rigorosamente spaiato, e hanno pensato tante trasformazioni. Durante l’attività sono state scattate molte fotografie (qui la galleria completa), facendo attenzione ad ascoltare i suggerimenti degli alunni riguardo i soggetti da inquadrare. Lo storytelling digitale è stato completato con il racconto del riuso del calzino, fatto dai bambini utilizzando il linguaggio di programmazione visuale Scratch. Per fare tutto questo i bambini hanno usato le mani, la creatività, il pensiero divergente e la tecnologia. Qui lo storytelling della giornata in un video Foto di Caterina Moscetti Mi piace: Mi piace Caricamento...

UX Axioms by Erik Dahl (@eadahl) Little Bird Tales: Free Digital Storytelling, Presentations and Lessons with Audio for Kids 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. I write frequently about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and my recent infographic – the 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Vocabulary Instruction – has proved very popular having been Pinned over 31,000 times. In today’s 21st century classrooms, digital tools must coexist alongside more traditional tools. Digital tools have advantages. The following digital tools show promise to support word learning, review, and playing with language. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary Reference Tools 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Digital Storytelling: Cos’è, come utilizzarlo nella didattica, con quali strumenti si realizza Il Digital Storytelling ovvero la Narrazione realizzata con strumenti digitali (web apps, webware) consiste nell’organizzare contenuti selezionati dal web in un sistema coerente, retto da una struttura narrativa, in modo da ottenere un racconto costituito da molteplici elementi di vario formato (video, audio, immagini, testi, mappe, ecc.). Caratteristiche di questa tipologia comunicativa sono: # il fascino: derivante dal carattere fabulatorio che possiedono le storie, dato che si tratta, fondamentalmente, di racconti; # la ricchezza e varietà di stimoli e significati: derivanti dall’alta densità informativa e dall’amalgama di codici, formati, eventi, personaggi, informazioni, che interagiscono tra loro attraverso molteplici percorsi e diverse relazioni analogiche. # Si tratta quindi di una forma di narrazione particolarmente indicata per forme comunicative come quelle proprie del giornalismo, della politica, del marketing, dell’autobiografia e anche della didattica. 1. 2. 3. 4.1. 4.2.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Project "Voz Alta" Relational Architecture 15 "Voz Alta" (Loud Voice) is a memorial commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the student massacre in Tlatelolco, which took place on October 2nd 1968. In the piece, participants speak freely into a megaphone placed on the "Plaza de las Tres Culturas", right where the massacre took place. When no one was participanting the light on the Plaza was off but the three lights on the building played back archival recordings of survivors, interviews with intellectuals and politicians, music from 1968 and radio art pieces commissioned by Radio UNAM. Thousands of people participated in this project, without censorship or moderation. The piece exists as a functional prototype that is shown with video documentation.

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