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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

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Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 27, 2:58 AM

Good stories are like springboards that set off the reader’s imagination into a realm of co-creation, where the the story evokes personal tales from the reader. These intertwine and lead to richer, memorable story experiences. 

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, June 29, 11:41 PM

Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 2, 3:46 PM

First drafts from now on are done on my iPad. This is a personal shift.

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Adobe Voice — Show your story.

Adobe Voice — Show your story. | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Voice is a free iPad app that turns your story into a stunning animated video in minutes.
Ricard Garcia's insight:

A very good free app to create storytelling combining pictures and voice. Easy and with very catchy outcomes

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 12, 12:08 PM

This could be very useful for our students.

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.


Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Very interesting infographic about storytelling. It shows really relevant present approaches that must be seriously considered in education

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Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

Andrea Robotti's curator insight, July 1, 5:04 AM

Interessante excursus storico sullo storytelling...ma ci rendiamo conto che andando indietro di millenni la la storia dell'uomo è sempre stata accompagnata dalal necessità di raccontarsi?

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Southern Ghost Stories, Folktales, Storytelling: The Moonlit Road.com

Southern Ghost Stories, Folktales, Storytelling: The Moonlit Road.com | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Southern ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends. Text and audio storytelling. Original stories and classic campfire tales.
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A good source of literary texts to improve our listening and reading skills!

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Storehouse: visual storytelling

Storehouse: visual storytelling | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Welcome to Storehouse, visual storytelling for the iPad. It’s the easiest way to create, share, and discover beautiful stories. Combine photos, videos, and text to meaningfully document your experiences. Publish stories for friends and followers, and share them by email, Facebook, or Twitter. Explore stories from our community of storytellers from all around the world.
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Very easy and intuitive tool to create visual stories on your iPad

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Nanoogo - Home of the Most Creative Kids on the Planet

Nanoogo - Home of the Most Creative Kids on the Planet | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Discover a creativity sharing platform for kids that is fun and free. A visual learning platform that teachers could use in their classroom.
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Easy and fun... a nice way to fostre storytelling and narrative... We can also make our students desribe what they or others create!

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Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 27, 5:55 PM

Story Writing tool for Elementary Teachers

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education.
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Good food for thought!

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Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video.

Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video. | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The easiest way to caption and translate any video, with crowdsourcing, volunteers, and professional services.

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Subtitles for any video... creative way to enrich vocabulary and writing skills

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:17 PM

Adding captions to video is simple using this tool.

Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:09 PM

Aggiungere didascalie ai video

Training in Business's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:33 AM

Amara - Caption, translate, subtitle and transcribe video.

 

#presentationtips http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

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TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS & EFL: DIGITAL STORYTELLING

TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS & EFL: DIGITAL STORYTELLING | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Very good article on storytelling!! Thanks, Sue!!

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Narrable

Narrable | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Narrable is an online storytelling platform that combines your important photos with the voices that bring them to life. The Narrable iOS app includes a lightweight camera to capture memories as they happen and a built-in audio recorder to preserve the voices behind the memory. After you have uploaded your content, log in at narrable.com to view, edit and share your story.

 


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Geraldine Lefoe's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Looks liek a useful tool and worth chekcing out

AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:49 PM

Ett presentationsverktyg.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:07 PM

What a great way to have your students review a topic or concept in your classroom, and meet the CCGPS guidelines for publishing student work.

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Five Card Flickr

Five Card Flickr | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
It's five Card nancy done with flickr
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Good way of fostering our students' imagination and speaking skills... quick and catchy!

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Telling a story

Telling a story | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Extremely practical and useful video on how to exploit storytelling in the ELT classroom.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:53 AM

Extremely interesting

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Creative Book Builder #elearning #mlearning

Creative Book Builder #elearning #mlearning | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Creative Book Builder is a fantastic app that allows students to create books in epub format, which can then be exported to iBooks and shared with others. There are a variety of instructional uses for this app, from using it as a publishing tool for project-based learning to a summative assessment at the end of a unit ...


Via David Miller, JoelleYalin, Mayra Aixa Villar, Alfredo Corell, juandoming, Mª Jesús García S.M.
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Let's get ambitious!!! I'm sure students will love it. Hard work and high rewarding outcomes!

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:23 AM
Creative Book Builder.

"Creative Book Builder is a fantastic app that allows students to create books in epub format, which can then be exported to iBooks and shared with others. There are a variety of instructional uses for this app, from using it as a publishing tool for project-based learning to a summative assessment at the end of a unit" ...


Creative Book Builder via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...


MsCarterTL's curator insight, March 1, 2013 1:09 PM

This would work well with the implementation of an eBook signout system that allows the publishing of student work.

Catherine Thomas-Varcoe's curator insight, March 20, 2013 6:21 AM

An app that could be built into student activities or assessment if iPads are introduced across the board.

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Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free!

Parade - Create your own scrolling album for free! | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Visit www.myparade.com to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Simple storytelling, image description, ideas showcased... easy and rewarding tool

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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms - The Digital Shift

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms - The Digital Shift | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open engaging possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as for students to learn.
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Transmedia... rich narrative, creativity, high learning!

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Edgar the storyteller

Edgar the storyteller | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Edgar is a storytelling toolkit to craft and share digital stories. It takes a minute to craft the story, and seconds to tell the whole world.
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Best way to start with digital/visual storytelling. Easy and intuitive, with rewarding outcomes!!

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, March 5, 11:35 PM

This is great for students that like stories.

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Animating Your Classroom - iPads in Education

Animating Your Classroom - iPads in Education | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

" Mobile devices with built-in cameras such as the iPad enable budding animators to use a variety of easy to use animation apps to capture and stitch together photos of characters and objects into seamless, fluent animated movies. Further, the process of designing, scripting and staging animations has tremendous educational potential. Animation can be a wonderful mix of art, science, collaboration and problem solving.

 


Via John Evans
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Animation is directly linked to storytelling and  narrative. Creativity in language learning.

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50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool

50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Very good article with links to useful sites for those who believe innovation and motivation can go hand in hand.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 5:23 AM

Create your own animations for your classes using these tools.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, January 17, 9:38 AM

Would like to see the list pruned to those software programs and applications in an age-appropriate list for students to use to represent/explore their own learning.  Animation makers, not consumers.

Tonya D Harris's curator insight, January 27, 5:49 PM

List of recommended resources to" purchase" for amination teaching tools under $50 and some are free. Good source for ideas you can use. 

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Muvizu | Animation software

Muvizu | Animation software | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Muvizu has everything you need to tell an animated story from drag and drop customizable characters and pre-built sets, to libraries of animations and automatic lip-synching.


Via Nik Peachey
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Worth a test, interesting to see what the free version offers!! Looks quite rich and engaging!!

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:33 AM

Animación en el aula

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:02 PM

Thank you Nick

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 26, 7:44 PM

can make instructions to our students fun and easy to comprehend.

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Movie-making for everyone | Plotagon

Movie-making for everyone | Plotagon | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Plotagon is a tool that lets anyone create an animated movie directly from a written screenplay. Write your story, choose actors, environments and music. Press play and your movie is done. It's that simple.


Via Nik Peachey
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Creativity rules. This application comes to play the role that xtranormal left vacant... lots of possibilities... in fact, the limit is the caharcters and the bacgrounds, but its possible combinations are incredible. Make your students think and write!

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Jennifer Cowley's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:03 PM

Looks like it has great potential, especially given the death of Xtranormal.

Ester Feldman's curator insight, December 28, 2013 5:03 PM

Thanks again 

Guusje Moore's curator insight, January 20, 7:35 PM

Wonder if this will work as a "next step" afterAnimoto

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Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Scholastic.com

Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for Kids | Scholastic.com | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Scholastic's Story Starters kids' writing activity generates creative writing prompts, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction.
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Nice creative way to help learners start writing a story

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Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling

Tapestry: Beautiful Storytelling | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone.

Via Nik Peachey
Ricard Garcia's insight:

NIce app to encourage our students to start creating short stories!

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Hendrika GREEN's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:51 PM

Could be inspirational to reluctant readers and writers!

Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:31 PM

Could this be an unusual cool way to get your message across?

Marlo Perez's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:10 PM

want to try this one

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textadventures.co.uk - Create and play text adventure games

textadventures.co.uk - Create and play text adventure games | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Play text adventure games, create and share your own interactive fiction stories.
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Another good application that fosters reading and writing skills as well as creativity... extremely catchy

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Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling

Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Soo Meta allows you to combine videos from YouTube, pictures from the web or from your desktop, text, and voice recordings to create a presentation. You can also pull content in from Pinterest and Twitter to use in your final product.


Via Laura Spencer
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Really catchy, rich and useful. Excellent tool to foster creativity and communication!

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, March 24, 2013 12:59 PM

I'm know just the place to use this, a client's new travel site.

Javi T's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:06 AM

Una herramienta que permite crear historias muy visuales para difundir

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:15 AM

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wideo - Anyone can make cool videos.

wideo - Anyone can make cool videos. | 2.0 Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
A new tool to make cool videos. You just choose a template, insert objects, animate and share! Go meet Mr. Wideo :)
Ricard Garcia's insight:

Another powerful tool for storytelling... an easy and catchy way to create animated stories. Really worth a try!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 2013 1:00 AM

Video animations made easy?  Sounds very interesting.  I know I have no ability to create animations from scratch. This tool might just be enough to get me going. 

Ruth Bass's curator insight, May 27, 2013 10:20 AM

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Kathy Lenard's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:21 PM

Love videos and looking forward to using this tool.