How-To-Guide Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators
This e-book explains digital storytelling and includes tutorials to implement available online tools for digital storytelling and resources through step-by-step tutorials. This e-book is licensed under Creative Commons, and the author's blog lists many more useful resources, downloadable how-to-guides and interesting blog posts: http://langwitches.org/
About the Author
Available Tools for Digital Storytelling
- Google Maps
- Photo Story
- Windows Movie Maker
- Digital Storytelling Resources
- Google Earth
- Google Maps
- Movie Production
- Windows Movie Maker
- Creative Commons Media
- Sound & Music
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
This website for teachers and students shows how multimedia can be integrated an educational activity such as digital storytelling. Originally begun by faculty members and graduate students in the Instructional Technology Program at the University of Houston College of Education, this website contains various external online resources (still images, audio files and video clips) that are examples of digital media projects. They can serve as a model for educators how they can utilize the power of accessible multimedia to engage students in today's K-12 and higher education classrooms.
This wiki page lists various interesting resources related to digital storytelling in an educational context. It lists books, (media) resources, examples of stop motion & other techniques, as well as student-created stories.
The Kindersite has 1,000s of links to games, songs and stories (not necessarily educationally focused) for young children and it is designed for kinder, child-care, preschool, kindergartens, elementary, primary schools and Special needs plus homeschool, libraries and the home.
The website offers early learners, with the aid of care-givers, a tool to find and use contents in the form of games, songs and stories.
Through a graphical interface it is possible for the child, alone or with assistance, to select contents. The content that is found to be most engaging or requested by a child can be added to a personal list, via an updateable 'My page' mechanism. It will also be possible for caregivers to build a 'my page' for a child with recommendations or required games.
MakeBeliefsComix - Create your own educational comic
MakebeliefsComix is a US based site that offers teachers and others resources and ideas on creating educational comics. It has also been recognised by Google and UNESCO as one of the world's most innovative websites in fostering literacy and reading.
MakeBeliefsComix has recently launched a new version of its website with added features to enrich the experience of students as they write, read and tell comic strip stories online.
A teacher’s guide is available, and the site can be used in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and even Latin as well as English.
DigMo! Education and Creative Technologies Blog
This blog gives an interesting mix of stories on creatively using technology for education with "mini discoveries, tips, apps, and website finds", including topics such as digital storytelling software, student video works, and Apple products ... .The (anonymous) author is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Photographer.
Teaching with Comic Life 2, a guide to using Plasq’s Comic Life 2 in the Classroom
This free ebook is a teaching guide to using Plasq’s Comic Life 2 in the classroom, a digital story telling application. The guide covers the idea of visual story telling and communicating a narrative with only 6 photos. According to the author, the simple graphical user interface and intuitive drag and drop workflow makes Comic Life a perfect tool for classrooms both at primary and secondary level.
The guide includes a task: in small groups pupils will write and communicate a story using only eight photos and the Comic Life Application (you can buy from http://www.plasq.com).
Introduction to Comic Life 2
Story Telling with Comic Life
Writing your Story
Telling a Story Comic Life
Step 1 : Select your layout Template
Step 2 : Importing Images
Step 3 : Adding Image Effects
Step 4 : Adding Text
Exporting and Sharing
Using Bluetooth to transfer Photos and Comics
Transferring Files with Bluetooth
Connecting with DigMo!
FÍS is an inter-related group of projects, for schools, community and development, all based on the power of digital storytelling. The web portal incorporates Eurocreator www.eurocreator.com and digitalcreator www.digitalcreator.ie.
Teaching with Games
Teaching with Games was a year-long project investigating the place of mainstream commercial computer games in the classroom. The project aimed to provide practical and informed evidence of the implications and potential of the use of these games in school, and an informed strategy for future educational development requirements, based upon collaborative discussions between industry and the education community. You can view a video as well as download a few publications.
Teaching with Games: Final report (1mb pdf)
Teaching with Games: Guidance for educators (337kb pdf)
St Johns Student Research Group report (184kb pdf)
Survey on students' attitudes to games and learning (109kb pdf)
Survey on teachers' attitudes to games and learning (123kb pdf)
Final report press release (2 October 2006)
Teaching with Games presentation at BETT 2007 (605kb pdf)
Blog about all kinds of media use in education.
• Audio (audio)
• Bildung (eduation)
• Didaktik (didactics)
• eLearning allgemein (e-learning in general)
• eLearning Volksschule (e-learning in primary school)
• Fotografie (photography)
• Internet in der Schule (Internet in schools)
• Kinder und Internet (children and Internet)
• Lego Mindstorms
• Metaversen (metaverses)
• Neue Medien (new media)
• Publizieren im Web (online publishing)
• Rechtliches (legal)
• Spiele (Games)
• Technik (technology)
• Video im Unterricht (video in class)
• Web 2.0