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  Digital Storytelling


Adobe Spark
https://spark.adobe.com/
Adobe Spark
Transform your ideas into stunning visual stories
Create impactful social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes with Adobe Spark
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Canva : design in your browser free
https://www.canva.com/
Canva : design and publish in your browser free.
For anyone ... but there is a special section for teachers to help them design learning visuals.
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Caption Generator
https://www.captiongenerator.com/
Add Captions to Any Youtube Video Caption Generator lets you add your own subtitles to any Youtube video. Imagine the possibilities.
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Clipchamp
https://clipchamp.com/en/video-editor
Clipchamp offers a free video editor, video compressor, video converter, webcam recorder and video collection API, all available through your internet browser.
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Open Mic: Digital Storytelling
http://bit.ly/1nJ5Bty
#liveclass20 #webinar #recording #links #digital #storytelling
Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar, October 11, 2014. Open Mic: Digital Storytelling facilitated by Wes Fryer. Participants were invited to come with their ideas, resources, and questions and together we learned about what digital storytelling is, what it might look like in classrooms for students of all ages (K-12 to Adult), how it is being used to provide authentic, engaging learning experiences.
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Digital Storytelling With Comics
http://bit.ly/1giHLAO
Digital Storytelling With Comics
Download the short guide to digital storytelling with comics HERE

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Scribblitt
https://www.scribblitt.com/
Scribblitt is a launch pad for creativity where kids grab an idea, and using tools provided and collaboration with other kids, teachers, writers and publishers, take it where they want to go, making their own characters, story and illustrations come to life in a professional product.
We at Scribblitt (“We”) want you to be inspired to write, illustrate, share and have fun in a safe atmosphere of respect.
In order to do this, We have devised a special Code of Conduct (the “Code”) that everyone shall follow on the Scribblitt Website (the “Website”). If you break the Code, your account and your access to the Website in general may be suspended temporarily or banned permanently.
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i-Docs : interactive documentaries
http://i-docs.org/
i-Docs : interactive documentaries
This is a space for people that want to know more about interactive documentaries (that we have called “i-docs”).
You will find academic and blog references, an archive of existing i-docs and a forum open to discussions about all the possible forms of i-docs you can think of.
A team of experts have decided to join forces to open the discussion on what is interesting and/or new in this emergent field, and on the ethical, aesthetic, political and financial consequences of the i-doc genre.
Examples of interactive documentaries
#digitalstorytelling
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The Zimmer Twins at School
http://zimmertwinsatschool.com/
The Zimmer Twins is a site devoted to kids and creative storytelling. Since 2005, the Zimmer Twins has invited children to create and share their own animated stories.
The Zimmer Twins at School
Zimmer Twins at School bundles the fun moviemaker children love with new class management tools teachers will adore.
On the Zimmer Twin site, students can create really impressive cartoon animations ... (seriously this is saturday morning cartoon quality).
You create accounts and manage passwords, so there is no need to rely on tech support or check email during class. All class content is private.
Each class includes a dedicated blog. Share lesson plans, spark discussion, and learn about your students.
Today the site boasts an amazing group of Zimmer Fans — creative kids who continue to surprise and delight their peer audience with innovative movies. Using the Zimmer Twin's easy-to-use movie making tools members create their own serials, commercials, music videos and even reality shows. Since 2005 over one million Zimmer Twins movies have been created by kids from around the world.
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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/03/07/pixars-22-rules-of-storytelling/
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres.
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StoryBoardThat
http://www.storyboardthat.com/
StoryBoardThat
We offer Storyboard That in a number of different versions. All versions include our powerful Storyboard Creator. The additional features of our educational and corporate editions focus on collaboration and privacy in a multi user environment.
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Wideo : online animation platform
http://wideo.co/
Wideo is an online animation platform that allows you to create, edit, and share videos for free. The platform allows you to choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, and videos you want to use in order to create your own online video and then share.
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Video Story Problems 101
http://www.techsavvyed.net/archives/2352
Video Story Problems 101
Traditional story problems are dull, disconnected, and often don’t offer much opportunity for students to work with material and challenges from the real world that may connect with them in an affective or meaningful way. Video story problems are an attempt to capture curiosity and examples of math and science from the real world, and bring them into the classroom, where students can provide narrative structure around their learning.
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ThinkLink
http://www.thinglink.com/learn
ThinkLink
ThingLink helps you create and discover rich images.
Be creative! Make your images come alive with music, video, text, images, shops and more!
Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. Follow image channels from your favorite bands, bloggers and friends. Your ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow.
Share your channel with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and follow your friends. Touch and discover.
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Digital Storytelling Apps for iPad
http://shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/apps_story/
Digital Storytelling Apps : Dedicated Area on Shambles.NET
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VideoScribe (from Sparkol)
http://bit.ly/videoscribeauthoring
VideoScribe (from Sparkol)
Create animations simply on PC, Mac and iPad
A completely unique tool for desktop and iPad for creating engaging animated content to tell your story.
Often known as Whiteboard animation or Fast Drawing,
This video is an example of what can be produced ... one in a playlist so maybe check out the others
There is no spoken audio track in this example .. but there could be. .. one in a playlist
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Tra-Digital Storytelling [DEN Conf] #DENvirtcon
http://bit.ly/1wqZxHL
Tra-Digital Storytelling [DEN Conf] #DENvirtcon
You will need to be logged in to Discovery Education for the link to work correctly.
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Stories UnBound
http://www.storiesunbound.com/
Stories UnBound ... online and location based.
recommended for students writing ... max 400 words
'Stories Unbound' is the world's first social-media platform for writing and reading stories, brought to you in conjunction with those nice peeps at Melbourne Writers Festival.
Our free app lets you read, write and geotag stories.
You can write stories about whatever you like, whenever youlike and wherever you like and then get them instantly published to our unique, 'Stories Unbound' Map, facebook and twitter.
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Tell a Story in 5 Photos : Handout
http://wiki.wesfryer.com/Home/handouts/5photos
Tell a Story in 5 Photos : Handout
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Powtoon : create an animated presentation
https://www.powtoon.com/home/
How to create an animated presentation in 5 easy step
You’ve probably seen one of these really cool animated presentation clips on YouTube and thought to yourself: Wow I want one of those….but you soon found out that it’s too expensive to have one made, and doing one yourself is just impossible because there is no tool out there that lets you do it….right?
PowToon is a brand new presentation software that is so simple and intuitive, it allows anyone who ever used PowerPoint or KeyNote to easily evolve their presentations to AWESOMENESS!
PowToon contains themes of animated characters, props and cool transitions which you can just drag and drop into a slide to create eye catching and fun presentations that can be presented in person, or turned into animated videos at the click of a button.
Tutorial HERE
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Storyboard Generator.
https://www.acmi.net.au/education/online-learning/film-it/
Storyboard Generator.
You can choose a script and create a storyboard. Try building your own storyboard using background location photographs.
Once done, you can save and share your storyboard video with friends.
Remember to register with Generator first if you would like to save your storyboard.
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Digital Storytelling Resource Kit
http://web.tech4learning.com/digital-storytelling-resource-kit
Digital Storytelling Resource Kit
Digital storytelling helps students build important 21st century communication skills and make personal connections to the content they are learning. This kit is designed to help you start using this exciting process in your classroom.
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Binumi
https://www.binumi.com/
“Binumi is an online video playground that enables students to create and tell a visual story by accessing our extraordinary royalty-free video and multimedia library,” says Anthony Copping, CEO of Binumi.com.
Conceived and put together by documentary filmmakers and creative professionals who travel the world capturing moments, can help your school and your students. Binumi’s content consists of over 1,000,000 professionally shot video clips from more than 50 countries, and has over 100,000 multimedia files including music tracks, sound effects, photography and graphics.
Binumi is an innovative ‘Edutainment’ teaching tool that encourages students to express their creativity as they learn. It is the biggest online resource of rights-free content ever made available, enabling students and teachers to produce, distribute, and even sell their Binumi creations.
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Draw a Stickman ... interactive
http://www.drawastickman.com/
Draw a Stickman ... interactive digital storytelling
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Brainshark
http://www.brainshark.com/
Brainshark : Upload ppt and digital media and add narration
With Brainshark’s cloud-based solution, you can easily transform static content such as PowerPoint® documents into voice-enriched online and mobile video presentations that can be accessed anytime, on-demand...and tracked so you can measure the effectiveness of your communications.
See screencast Tutorial
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Little Bird Tales
https://www.littlebirdtales.com/
Little Bird Tales was created to help nurture children's creativity and imagination while simultaneously creating one of a kind childhood treasures that can easily be shared. We are dedicated to providing a safe web environment for children, free of advertising, merchandising and links to other sites.
Capture your child's voice and imagination with our creative story building tool and share them with friends and family.
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Digital Storytelling Apps for iDevices
http://bit.ly/mlTxqT
Digital Storytelling Apps for iDevices
These apps will help get you started with digital storytelling.
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Storyboarding: Pre-Writing Activity
http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/04/03/storyboarding-pre-writing-activity/
Storyboarding: Pre-Writing Activity
The more we podcast and have our students create video clips or other digital storytelling projects, the more we need to teach storyboarding as part of the process.
Being able to pre-visualize how your story will unfold is becoming a vital skill to have for storytellers.
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Xtranormal at a Glance (in comic form for printing)
http://bit.ly/fNTDGx
xtranormal ... comic formate for printing :  make movies
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Tripline
http://tripline.net/
Tripline
At its most basic level, Tripline is a way for you to tell a story by putting places on a map. That's a very human activity that has been happening for thousands of years.
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Why Digital Storytelling? #21CLHK Amy Koo
https://vimeo.com/19019922

Amy Koo: Digital Storytelling and Visual Literacies Workshop Trailer. from Jane Harris on Vimeo.

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The 'What If?' Question Genie
http://www.brucevanpatter.com/what_if_questions.php
The 'What If?' Question Genie
Kids,do you want ideas for writing a What If story? I, your genie, am here to serve you. Use the What If question you see above to start your own strange tale.
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The Zimmer Twins
http://www.zimmertwins.com/splash
The Zimmer Twins is a site devoted to kids and creative storytelling. Since 2005, the Zimmer Twins has invited children to create and share their own animated stories.
Today the site boasts an amazing group of Zimmer Fans — creative kids who continue to surprise and delight their peer audience with innovative movies. Using the Zimmer Twin's easy-to-use movie making tools members create their own serials, commercials, music videos and even reality shows. Since 2005 over one million Zimmer Twins movies have been created by kids from around the world.
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Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators
http://bit.ly/dAkpgg
Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators .. free download ebook
This guide was written especially for educators, who want to teach 21st century skills, such as collaborating, communicating, and connecting, through digital storytelling.
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Make Me a Story : Podcast interview with Lisa C. Miller
http://onceuponateacher.blogspot.com/2010/07/make-me-story.html
Make Me a Story : Podcast with Lisa C. Miller
"I had the pleasure to speak with Lisa Miller about her new book, so I took that opportunity to record a podcast (I've been wanting to try one for a while!)
We had a great conversation about meeting the needs of diverse learners while doing digital storytelling, class management and why you should give digital storytelling a try."
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Kizoa
https://www.kizoa.com/
Kizoa
Create beautiful slideshows, with music and many effects, insert them into your blog or website.
| Creating slideshows | Photo editing|Photo sharing | Photo hosting | Photo sorting |
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Storybird
https://storybird.com/
Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share and print.
Tell your stories without a middleman. Create teaching tools for students. Experiment and goof around.
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Google video creation tool
http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
Google video creation tool
Make your own Search Story video in minutes
All you need to do is type in your Google searches, pick some music and — presto! — you've got your very own Search Story to share with your friends or showcase on our YouTube channel.
Could be a fun digital storing telling tool ... there is not much control but it is fun and immediate.
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Free eBook : Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
http://bit.ly/cnYszq
Free eBook : Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
The Digital Storytelling Teacher Guide is a free twenty-eight page ebook produced by Microsoft.
The guide outlines the basics of digital storytelling, offers ideas for digital storytelling projects for all grade levels, and provides examples of digital storytelling projects.
Microsoft's Digital Storytelling Teacher Guide also offers instruction for using Windows Movie Maker and Photo Story in the classroom.
http://bit.ly/a7N82Q
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100 Digital Storytelling Tools
http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/tag/100-digital-storytelling-tools/
100 Digital Storytelling Tools for Your Digital Selves + Natives (Part 2)
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The Elements of Digital Storytelling
http://www.inms.umn.edu/elements/index.php
The Elements of Digital Storytelling site provides a:
- Taxonomy of digital storytelling.
- Analysis of current practices.
- Clearinghouse of effects research.
- Showcase of innovative story forms.
- Forum for discussion.
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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories.
As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music.
We invite you to explore the resources on this website and contact us if you have questions, comments, or ideas about the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.
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Novlet ... writing of non-linear stories in any language
https://www.abahgat.com/project/novlet/
Novlet is a web application designed to support collaborative writing of non-linear stories in any language.
With Novlet you will be able to read stories written by other users, create your own ones, and choose the plot you like most from several alternatives.
Novlet stories are divided in passages, text sections usually made of a few paragraphs: users can continue stories or add alternative storylines by creating their passages after existing ones. The only limit is your fantasy.
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Blabberize
https://blabberize.com/
Here you can Blabberize your images ... i.e. have them talk ... and the mouths move ... to tell a story maybe
Could be a fun tool for students to make talking comic strips
Actually not sure where I should put this on Shambles ... it's certainly fun (& clever) .... and has an educational use ... I'm just not sure where.
Blabberize Blog
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50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/50+ways
50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story
"It was not long ago that producing multimedia digital content required expensive equipment and technical expertise; we are at the point now where we can do some very compelling content creation with nothing more complex than a web browser."
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Digital Storytelling Toolkit
http://captura.llanogrande.org/
Digital Storytelling Toolkit
Before you begin, it is important to note that this toolkit is optimized for Mozilla FireFox web browser.
It is also useful to have Adobe Acrobat Reader and the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed.
The 70 page toolkit can be downloaded in its entirety here or you might prefer to print individual sections as you find information pertinent.
In the Site Map you will find icons in each major section which link to smaller PDF files. The Appendix is an exception which is set up to be viewed and printed in smaller subsections.
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PrimaryAccess
http://www.primaryaccess.org/
PrimaryAccess is a web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives.
".... any of the primary source materials are photograph and still images, the tools provided on the website allows students to add motions to create a movie effect. "
Potential Digital Storytelling tool
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Digital Storytelling Podcasts
http://technosavvy.org/podcast-links/
Digital Storytelling Podcasts from the Savvy Technologist Series.
Joe Lambert: Digital Storytelling, Part 1
Joe Lambert, founder and director of the Center for Digital Storytelling. Joe does a great job of setting the stage for the rest of the series by laying out some of the “big picture” ideas.
Bernajean Porter: Digital Storytelling, Part 2
We talk about some of the resources available on Bernajean’s DigiTales site, and she gives some great tips for teachers who are interested in trying a digital storytelling project with students.
Bernajean Porter: Digital Storytelling, Part 3
We continue the digital storytelling podcast series with a discussion of assessment and the importance of craftsmanship in the storytelling process.
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Turn Your Photos, Videos and Tweets into Stories
https://mashable.com/2008/11/19/storytlr-photos-videos-stories/
HOW TO: Turn Your Photos, Videos and Tweets into Stories
StoryTlr, a project that enables you to create a simple event-based timeline of your photos, videos and tweets, has received several significant updates in the past few days, and suddenly - although the authors themselves insist that it’s a hobby project and not a “real” startup - it feels like a full featured service with some very interesting usage possibilities.
http://storytlr.com
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DigiTales (Digital Storytelling Resources)
http://www.digitales.us/
DigiTales (Digital Storytelling Resources)
DigiTales ' website provides ideas, resources and inspiration for families, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, churches and everyone else ready to discover the power and magic of merging the art of storytelling with the enchantment of using digital tools.
Do not miss the "Storytelling Gallery" ... examples
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