A few years ago I wrote a blog post on Tools for Using Digital Storytelling in the Classroom and a lot has changed in digital learning so I wanted to do a sequel. Many of the tools in the first digital storytelling post I still use along with Digital Storytelling with Tellagami App. Below are a few more I have added to my FREE Digital Storytelling Tool Kit.
ChatterPix Kids: Is a user-friendly app that allows students to chose a picture and make it talk in 3 easy steps. One take any photo, two draw a line to make a mouth, and three record your voice. (They also have a ChatterPix for students that are 13 and up).
Imagistory: Is a wordless app where students become the creator of the story based on the pictures they see. It is a great way to see if they have mastered plot diagrams.
Storehouse – Visual Storytelling: Is an app that allows you to use picture to create a story. It is a great way for students to present using just pictures and let them show mastery of the content. I had a student app smash using ShowMe and Storehouse and present (explain) on how to multiply and divide fractions only using pictures….now that shows true mastery!
Adobe Voice: Is an app that records your voice, imports pictures, and allows you to write text to create a short video.
Google Story Builder: Is a great collaborative web tool that can be used in so many ways. One of the students favorite ways I have used it was updating the old school “story carousel” where you start a story and then pass the paper to a classmate after two minutes and repeat a few times and see what the story ends up as. Instead of passing the paper, the students do it collaboratively in the document.
Storyjumper: Students can create ebooks for free. (If you want it as a hard cover book, that is when you have to purchase)
Fodey: The site isn’t visually pleasing but it gets the job done. Create a newspaper articles using this site.
Dvolver Moviemaker: Using avatars create a story and turn it into a movie.
Both App and Webtool:
Make Beliefs Comix: Who doesn’t love creating comic books! This is a simple user-friendly
Please add in the comments your favorite FREE app/webtool for storytelling so we can add it to the toolkit.