Monday, August 1, 2011

65 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

Center for Digital Storytelling

Creative Educator- 4 articles on digital storytelling
Digital Directors Guild- assists educators with their digital storytelling projects 
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom- from Microsoft Education

Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators- 120 page pamphlet (download) written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (Creative Commons Attribution 2.5)

Making Stopmotion Movies- information on how to create stopmotion and claymation movies

Tech4Learning Blog- lots of wonderful posts regarding ways to tell stories, including claymation

Aniboom- animation studio

Animoto- create video slide shows

Big Universe- for younger children

Blurb- prices start at $10.95 (small book) discounts on quantity orders


BoomWriter- students write a book together; class gets one free copy (free shipping)

Chogger- create comics

ClassikTV- create a movie by adding subtitles to old movie scenes

Creaza- suite of creative tools, including cartoonist, movie editor, audio editor and mindmaps

DigiTales- create 3-5 minute stories from these types: living memories, beyond words, itza wrap

Do Ink- create Flash-style animations using a "simple and friendly vector editor

Domo Animate- free animation website offers characters with dialogue, backdrops and special effects

Glogster- drag and drop text, images, audio, video drawings and more; premium edition has no ads

Google Search Stories- uses YouTube, so if your school blocks it you're out of luck

Kerpoof- make movies, cards, drawings,pictures, tell stories; for grades K-8; site also has lesson plans and teacher tools.

Lightning Bug -assists students in writing a story from finding an idea to finishing the story

Little Bird Tales- for very young children

Make Beliefs Comix-writing tools, lesson plans, printables

My eBook- create novels, comics, magazines, brochures

My Story Maker- for younger kids; interactive digital story creator

Myths and Legends- online digital storytelling site

Our Story- create a collaborative timeline

PicLits- students are given a picture with a list of keywords to inspire them to write a story about that picture

Picture Book Maker- create an online children's book

Pinball- helps students get started with ideas which are bounced around

Projeqt- visual storytelling

Shiddoni- create an imaginary world with animals

Simplebooklet- create online newsletters, presentations (education version)

Smilebox- mix photos, videos and music into a multimedia presentation

Stage'd- create animated comics

Storybird- "short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read and print

Storyboard Template-choice of different templates

Student Publishing
- "Publish individual student stories or have them each contribute to a classbook."; resources for librarians, teachers and parents; many FREE projects.

ThumbScribes- online collaboration of poems, short stories, fiction, novellas

Tikatok- for younger children

Voice Thread- group conversations around images, documents, videos; Voice Thread in the Classroom.

What-if Questions Genie

Widbook- create, collaborate and share books

Xtranormal-create online movies using their characters who speak what you write for them; $$

ZooBurst-create a 3D pop-up book
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