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NGA Kids Description The NGAkids Art Zone app contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for freehand drawing and a personal exhibition space where users can save and display art created with the program. The child-friendly interface, easy-to-use tools, and the overarching emphasis on discovery, careful looking, and artistic self-expression make the NGAkids app educational and fun for the whole family. ThingLink on the App Store 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.

Using Digital Storytelling Tools in the ELA Classroom (Digital Storytelling) When students come to school each morning, they have tons of stories -- stories to share with their friends as they unpack or move through the hallways, stories to share with the class during morning meetings, or stories to share with a teacher about something that made them happy or sad. In the classroom, writing can happen in many different ways, whether it's free writing in a notebook to gather ideas or publishing stories to share with the whole school. The Common Core State Standards expect that children across the grades can write for three specific purposes:

Book Creator (paid) Pic Collage - Photo grid editor and collage maker on the App Store Lesson plan for a flipped classroom with Book Creator - Book Creator app This art teacher took on the challenge to find a way to help students who work at different paces and abilities. A semi-flipped classroom was the result. The challenge – different abilities and work pace 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.

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. With all those options, she knew there had to be more than just Microsoft Word.

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