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Steller

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Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos and text, all right from your iPhone.
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6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students

6 Reasons You Should Be Doing Digital Storytelling with Your Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Anna Warfield - Here are the top six reasons why you should be doing digital storytelling activities with your students.
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The Secrets of Storytelling: 11 Ingredients for Better Videos

The Secrets of Storytelling: 11 Ingredients for Better Videos | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Why do we find stories so engaging? Why do tall tales stand clear and vibrant in our memories when facts and figures have long since faded?

Maybe it’s because stories have been the backbone of humanity from day one. But how do you craft a story? Is there a formula? A concrete set of steps?

In this post, I’m going to answer those questions by sharing the eleven essential ingredients you need to tell irresistible stories with video.
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How To Make a Photo Story

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Use photo story to make unique and interesting videos for the classroom. Or, use it to display classroom school work.

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education.

 

If you own an iPad, you have access to a host of apps and tools for creating digital stories. Use them for creative expression, communicating information, entertaining, expressing comprehension, tutoring purposes, and much more. Here are just
a few ideas:

 

•  Create a narrated slide-show story to demonstrate the understanding of new vocabulary.
•  Use a video or screencast (a recording of interactions on a computer or iPad display) to explain a complex scientific concept.
•  Create an audio or video interview of your grandparents for a family history project.
•  Create a historical narrative of a pivotal event using images and audio.
•  Create a first-person audio journal of a person who lived during a significant event in history.
•  Explain a mathematical concept by creating a screencast tutorial.
•  Use audio podcasting to practice reading and speaking in a foreign language.
•  Demonstrate a portfolio of work with personal narrative describing each piece, its objectives, and development.
•  Narrate a character story or a personal journal with a musical soundtrack.


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From the article:

"Digital storytelling makes for engaging lessons that allow students to create and publish content rather than just passively consuming it. It empowers every student with the opportunity to develop his voice and personalize it through the use of media.

(...) You have a wide variety of options for applying digital storytelling to your curriculum."

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Digital Storytelling and Stories | wwwatanabe

Digital Storytelling and Stories | wwwatanabe | Serious Play | Scoop.it

The article includes the following sections:

- Overview

- The art of digital storytelling

- Explanations, prompts, and examples

- Step 1: Writing the script and planning the project

- Step 2: Production and digital tools

- Digital Story and Digital Storytelling tools

- Step 3: Publishing and connecting with an authentic audience

- Reflection, evaluation, and rubrics


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:59 PM

Be sure to check out the slid.es presentation in the Overview section.  A very interesting presentation tool I haven't come across before. http://slid.es/

Rita's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:51 PM

Getting started tips for bloggers looking to develop their storytelling.

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Digital storytelling: A tutorial in 10 easy steps

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"Thankful," a digital story by Sarah Schmidt.   How to create a polished, powerful digital story for yourself or your nonprofit Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, educators, foundations, individuals.

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Jeramiah Martin's curator insight, July 3, 2013 9:32 AM

More good, actionble steps in building content.

Tyler Negus Snidow's curator insight, July 4, 2013 9:57 AM

TRY this.  From script, to boards, to images & music.  Follow these steps to create & post a digital story.

Luke Hancock - H&H Social Design's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:37 AM

Thorough. Insightful. Clever. This should be your go-to guide in aiding you in development of your digital story. GREAT STUFF

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Video Projects for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Video Projects for Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Here are five ideas and tools for video projects that you can try with your students this year.

1. Biographical and Autobiographical videos: The first week of school is when we get to know our students, they get to know us, and they get to know each other. To help everyone introduce themselves, try using short videos created on Animoto.

2. Common Craft -style videos: Common Craft produces fantastic educational videos using nothing more than drawings, paper cut-outs, and voice over.

3. Stop-motion videos

4. Documentary videos

5. Flipped classroom videos: If you have been considering trying out the flipped classroom model by making your own short instructional videos there are plenty of tools available to you.

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Great ideas and tips for video creation projects.

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Easily Create Awesome Video Stories on iPad Using Doodlecast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Easily Create Awesome Video Stories on iPad Using Doodlecast ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Doodlecast for Kids is an iPad app that allows kids to draw on a whiteboard and record their voice while drawing; a kid's version for creating animated videos. Doodlecast for Kids has also a gallery of more than 20 story prompts to help struggling students. Students can either pick out one from the prompts or start from scratch.

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Create Your Own Narrated iBooks With Book Creator

Create Your Own Narrated iBooks With Book Creator | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Book Creator allows anyone to create their own books using images, text, videos, and audio recordings.

Book Creator is not a free app ($4.99 as an individual and less with volume purchasing) but I think that it is well worth the money that I spent on it.

 

The latest updates to Book Creator allows you to export your books to ePub 3.0 format. The exported file can be opened an read in the Chrome web browser using the free Readium browser extension. This is a great option as it allows a parent who doesn’t have an iPad at home to view his or her child’s work at home.

Another feature added to Book Creator 2.5 is the option to take pictures and videos from within the app. Version 2.5 introduced new page format options including a full screen format.

Read more here: http://ipadapps4school.com/2013/03/25/with-book-creator-2-5-released-with-a-fantastic-new-sharing-option/

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How to Make a PSA

Starting with a topic that you feel passionate about, you can change the world one PSA at a time. Watch this quick video to get the best tips and guidelines on how to begin! Find out the guidelines and best tips to make a memorable PSA.

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Tips for creating a Public Service Announcement (PSA)

 

More on this topic:

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/artsandhumanities/How-to-Create-the-Perfect-Public-Service-Announcement.html

 

A handy pdf guide:

http://www.janegoodall.ca/documents/MakingaPSA.pdf

 

Here you'll find some examples and resources for creating Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Commercials. Some are lesson plans and others are examples that may be used with students. https://sites.google.com/site/teacherquality/psa

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_2241597_create-public-service-announcement-film.html

 

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What’s My Story Using Drama & Technology For Storytelling (Ihci 2008)

Presentation on digital storytelling in the EFL classroom from Tegucigalapa conference, May 2008
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:06 AM

This is FANTASTIC!

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5 Nuggets of Knowledge I Dropped At Dig South | Blue Ion

5 Nuggets of Knowledge I Dropped At Dig South | Blue Ion | Serious Play | Scoop.it

The critical role of storytelling in the digital marketing efforts for any brand.

 

Read the full article for five takeaways from the session "How Dr. Seuss Can Help You Rock Digital Storytelling" at Dig South:

1. We live in a conceptual age where people look for meaning and purpose in absolutely everything they buy.

2. Every story follows the same basic dramatic structure.

3. Always give your audience the chance to participate in your story and be the hero.

4. Different characters can be introduced to tell new stories.

5. Brand stories are never-ending.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 2013 4:28 PM

Dr. Seuss could never be wrong.  These are some great tips that anyone, not just brands, could incorporate into their storytelling arsenal.

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5 types of photos that make for strong photo essays, audio slideshows

5 types of photos that make for strong photo essays, audio slideshows | Serious Play | Scoop.it
How to create a photo essay that tells a complete story.
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The Secrets of Storytelling: 11 Ingredients for Better Videos

The Secrets of Storytelling: 11 Ingredients for Better Videos | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Why do we find stories so engaging? Why do tall tales stand clear and vibrant in our memories when facts and figures have long since faded?

Maybe it’s because stories have been the backbone of humanity from day one. But how do you craft a story? Is there a formula? A concrete set of steps?

In this post, I’m going to answer those questions by sharing the eleven essential ingredients you need to tell irresistible stories with video.
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The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!)

The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!) | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Keynote Inspires Teachers to Leverage Storytelling to Create Engaging Lessons That Stimulate Learning "A story can put your whole brain to work. And yet, it gets better …” 

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Digital Storytelling Tools for Nonprofit Organizations | Community Organizer 2.0

"New digital tools are emerging every day, making it easier for your nonprofit to tell its story online. From curation to publishing, if you’re looking to share a story, there’s an app, website or tool that can help you do it. This presentation covers the principles of good storytelling, provide examples of successful nonprofit digital storytelling, and reviews both the popular as well as some of the more unusual-but-useful online storytelling tools including PicMonkey, Visual.ly, ThingLink, Storify, mapping, Dippity, Vine, Animoto, and others."


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elements of a strong story4 types of stories you have right nowdigital storytelling (tools & apps)static photo storytellingdata viz storytellingvideo storytellingcurated storytelling
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:45 AM

There are some really good examples in this slideshow.  You could use these tips to tell your own personal story.  See slide 38 for a visual of the 4 families of visual storytelling (noted above) and some commonly used platforms of each.

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50 Sites and Apps for Digital Storytelling | Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero

50 Sites and Apps for Digital Storytelling | Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"A list of sites/apps that can be used for digital storytelling."


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Mindy M Walker's curator insight, July 13, 2013 10:20 AM

If digital storytelling is what you do and/or teach, this is a helpful resource list view to review.

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Digital Storytelling 101

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How to leverage technology and storytelling to create learning that sticks.

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Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad

Pixntell - Create Beautiful Slideshows on Your iPhone or iPad | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Pixntell adds your voice to your pictures and creates a personalized video you can share on Dropbox, Facebook, YouTube, FocusTrain or email.

 

Features:

● Simple and easy to use
● (NEW) upload videos directly to Dropbox with auto email link.
● Upload videos directly to Facebook
● Upload videos directly to YouTube with auto email link
● Intuitive controls similar to top selling apps
● Creates .m4v movies out of your voice and pictures
● Get more “likes” and “shares” on your Facebook posts
● Share stories with old photos
● Reconnect with old friends and family
● Create a great time capsule


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Stephan Hughes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:08 PM

Looks like a great tool - I hope there is an Android version of it. 

StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:35 AM

Studying is not the intended function of this application, however, by uploading lecture slides as images, or taking pictures of the board during class, then uploading these images to Pixntell, would allow you to create your very own custom Flashcards. By recording your own audio notes to accompany the images, you could create short movies that could act as bitesize recap tools to support your revision, or prompts for studying, or a visual plan for your coursework.   

Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:18 AM

How could I use this to teach?

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Two Nice Tools Students Can Use to Create Picture Books

Two Nice Tools Students Can Use to Create Picture Books | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Over the years I've found that drawings and pictures can be good creative writing prompts for students. Here are two tools that elementary school students can use to create stories prompted by drawings.
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30hands app for storytelling and presentation

Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling. Like pages in a book, photos or images are dragged around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, the teacher or student records audio over each image. Finally, the story or presentation can be published to the device’s photo area or uploaded to a 30hands collaborative learning site.


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Chaiyi Bee's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:30 AM

手機可用的

designandtech's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:25 AM

Very easy to use with elementary grade students. 

Samantha Ellis's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:23 PM

This is fabulous, Could be a valuable source for all levels of learners, easy to use and could help establish new ideas.

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Center for Digital Storytelling - Blog - BackStory: Small Fists – by Ryan Trauman

Center for Digital Storytelling - Blog - BackStory: Small Fists – by Ryan Trauman | Serious Play | Scoop.it

BackStory series... The Story Behind the Picture

 

Here's how it works:

Someone submits a photo, and we ask our readers to write and submit their 250-300 word BackStory- what they THINK the story behind the photo is... everything you can't see in the picture.

 

Small Fists by Ryan Trauman is the first post in our BackStory series... The Story Behind the Picture.

This first BackStory is made up by someone (Trauman) who has no clue about the photo.

 

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How to Create Photo SlideShow with Music in Windows

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Create Photo SlideShow with Music in Windows. Free Windows Software with simple user interface. You can create Photo SlideShow with Music in no time.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 4, 2013 4:27 PM

Instead of Windows Movie Maker, try using 4K Slideshow Maker which is a free downloadable application for Windows.

To make a slideshow, upload or drag-and-drop your stored photos. You can also add photos from Instagram with this app.

Add music, customize the slideshow and to save it, choose from many formats, including iPad, Mac or YouTube video.

4K Slideshow Maker's webpage http://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-slideshowmaker

David Donat's curator insight, May 5, 2013 12:52 PM

Aquesta aplicació és senzilla i pràctica. Permet també crear presentacions per al YouTube

JVD's curator insight, May 6, 2013 5:07 AM

This is a great wee hidden gem in windows. I only found out about it about a month ago. No need to be an expert.