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Transcribe - free online tool to help with transcription of interviews and audio clips

Transcribe - free online tool to help with transcription of interviews and audio clips | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

This is a useful tool to help you transcibe audio files / interviews. It opens a simple audio player with basic keyboard controls so that you can rewind as you type.

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Gone Google Story Builder

Gone Google Story Builder | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a strange tool from Google which enables users to create a video of a dialogue or script being created. You can then add music and publish and share as a video clip. Here's a quick example I made. http://goo.gl/szE7WM

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Mita Jordan's curator insight, Today, 4:30 AM

Create a story in three simple steps. No tutorials required. Quite useful for ELT.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, Today, 7:31 AM

Gone Google Story Builder

Madame Gendron's curator insight, Today, 8:36 AM

Utile pour aider les élèves à créer le scénario d'un récit.

J'ai ajouté un exemple en français.

http://goo.gl/9IkxKm

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Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives

Exposure - Create Beautiful Photo Narratives | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
Exposure enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos. Assemble a more complete narrative than you could with a feed or lonely photo on a permalink page.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a really great tool for browser or mobile. It has loads of really beautiful photo narratives and students can use it to collect their photos and produce their own.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 25, 2:27 PM

A lovely tool, but the free version is really just a trial. Not too expensive, though, at only $5 a month for anyone who has need of it. 

JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 26, 5:53 AM

Ready to create your amazing narratives with your mobile? This is a great tool which assembles photos on a permalink page.

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 11:35 AM

This looks a really good way to create a photo story - nice layout too...

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Create and monitor engaging flipped learning

Create and monitor engaging flipped learning | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

One other product I have been getting excited about is Verso. This platform is not quite a learning management system, and has built in interactivity. I like it because it is crazy easy to use. It is sort of the anti-LMS way to have students engage with your content.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great free product to create flipped learning. It works with tablets on Android or iPad and also in the browser. Very simple to use and great way to make sure your students are engaging with content before class.

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Smith_Lin's curator insight, March 25, 11:48 AM

Something else to investigate

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 28, 6:02 AM

If students are using this in their schools, Unis need to step up their game re interactivity.

 

Looks like a great idea, and we should try this.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 1:44 AM

This app has been a plaything of mine for the last couple of weeks, and I am going to play over the holidays to see how it works. It is very easy to use: upload a video, write some notes/activities and there is the lesson. Seems a simple way to make flipped content for those starting to flip. 

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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs

OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content.

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One of Microsoft's best products is now available free for Mac. Great tool  for online note taking.

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, March 19, 4:05 PM

Am keen to try it out. It could be the answer to my prayers

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 7:08 PM

Many of the students use OneNote on their iPads, so this may be a valuable tool for staff to learn about, as well.  It is now available as a free Mac program.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 8:47 AM

HOW long have we been waiting for this?

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Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence

Writefull | A new way of writing with confidence | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

We all use Google to check if our writing is correct. We enter different phrases until we find the one that gives us most results – and this is the one we use in our own text. A smart approach, but not without its annoyances: revisiting the Google webpage breaks the flow of our writing, and its results often contain grammatical errors.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like an interesting software tool which you can download and use to check your writing against the texts included in thousands of Google books. It can even detect context from the text you are writing and compare it to similar contexts. Interesting stuff!

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 17, 1:26 PM

Interesting new tool...we should share with students in courses with research and other term papers.

Krysta Hammond's curator insight, March 21, 4:26 PM

An interesting twist on varying your writing. But the comment was correct - there is a bit of a disruption to the writing process and they students need to be reminded that google is not without spelling mistakes!

Charlie Dare's curator insight, April 2, 6:56 AM
Writing a story line or script its usefull ~This looks like an interesting software tool which you can download and use to check your writing against the texts included in thousands of Google books. It can even detect context from the text you are writing and compare it to similar contexts. Interesting stuff!
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Dragdis

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Drag & drop anything anywhere. Collect images, texts, links or videos to your private folders or post directly to Facebook, Twitter & (soon to come) Tumblr, Dropbox, Pinterest etc.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a nice simple to use curation tool. Great for developing student's study skills and collecting research sources.

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flea palmer's curator insight, March 13, 8:32 AM

A really simple curation tool which could be really useful for students collecting content from a range of sources which can be filed in an easy-to-find folder structure.

Mfaculty's curator insight, March 15, 3:29 PM

This is a handy tool for research and content creation.

Daniel Pastor Peidro's curator insight, March 26, 3:44 PM

Interesante herramienta para guardar: fotos, vídeos, textos, URLs de forma sencilla, fácil y rápida. 

Se integra con Firefox, Chrome y Safari. 

Puedes crear carpetas para organizar el contenido.

Se puede compartir con Facebook, Twitter y Google+.

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Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text

Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a very useful tool to create interaction around digital books and texts. The site also has an LMS to track students responses to any quizzes or learning objects teachers design.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, March 6, 3:16 AM

Definitely worth trying!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 7, 2:17 AM

Amazingly easy to use. A good way to turn reading comprehension into something catchy!

lharvey's curator insight, March 9, 1:04 PM

Appears to be geared mostly toward secondary at this time.  Would love to see upper elementary text added.

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Oppia - Interactive learning creator

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting tool created by Google. Anyone can use it to create interactive learning experiences.

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Quick video conferencing

Quick video conferencing | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
appear.in is an easy to use video meeting system in your browser
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a great free tool that is so simple to use and which runs in the browser. You can host meetings of up to 8 people and no downloads or registration are necessary.

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, March 4, 2:43 AM

alternative  for hangouts

Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 12:26 PM

another video conferencing option

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 20, 7:15 AM

FaceTime on the iPad is great but this could be better in that its multiplatform.

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Make Presentations Different

Make Presentations Different | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

With SlideIdea, presentations are no longer a one-man show. SlideIdea gives presenters the tools to engage their audience through their audience’s smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Each SlideIdea presentation is provided a unique URL (i.e, www.sld.im/12345 ). Regardless of the location, an audience can simply input the URL into their internet browser and then immediately follow along with slides, participate in polls, ask questions, or even network.


Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great free tool for creating interactive presentations and recording and publishing them. Just downloading it myself.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 16, 4:38 PM

Slideidea, uma nova ferramenta online de criação de slides, permite-lhe criar excelentes apresentações a partir de uma coleção de templates moderna e muito completa.

Mas onde Slideidea se distingue verdadeiramente da concorrência é nas suas possibilidades de interação com a audiência: cada apresentação recebe um url único, para partilha, que permite, ao público acompanhar a apresentação slide a slide, fazer comentários, votações, questões, etc.

Slideideia permite ainda importar (e melhorar) apresentações Powerpoint e ficheiros Pdf.

Não chega? Muito bem: com Slideideia pode ainda gravar as suas falas durante a apresentação. Excelente!

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 6:40 AM

Otra forma de hacer presentaciones....

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 1:45 AM

This is an excellent idea for letting kids work through your presentations at their own pace. I wonder how it integrates with Keynote for importing existing work?

I am definitely going to have a play with this one. 

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Voxy - Learn a language from life

Voxy - Learn a language from life | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

We don’t believe learning should be based on static content, memorizing verb charts, grammar rules, or learning vocabulary words out of context. That’s why we create engaging exercises with authentic language used by native speakers. We don't write lessons for you, we curate real-world discourse and turn it into lessons adapted to your language level.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Voxy looks like a really great all round product to get students listening, reading and speaking. You can access it through any device, but the mobile app looks really great and it's one of the first I've seen that really seems to be drawing on the multimedia capabilities of mobile and tablet devices for language learning.

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MimicDotOrg's curator insight, February 7, 1:50 PM

Put down your textbooks, learn language by listening and practicing!

 

Quick Idioms's curator insight, February 9, 2:08 PM
creating engaging exercises with authentic language
Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, February 26, 1:24 PM

Pour améliorer la compétence  LANGUE , anglais.

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CamScanner

Intelligent solution for document management on all devices, starting from capturing information precisely to storing, sharing, annotating and managing documents for different purposes. It makes the contents easily-accessed, organized and the collaboration efficient.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 5:31 AM

This looks like a handy tool for getting student work or class worksheets digitized quickly.

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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a very powerful media downloading tool. Very useful for anyone who doesn't want to take the chance of that useful piece of media disappearing or the connection going flat when you need it.

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Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, January 30, 12:47 PM

A tool like this is a must-have for anyone who wants to include video clips in presentations. Relying on a network connection is just too scary!

Nataliasterns's curator insight, January 31, 12:42 PM

para desc videos

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 8, 7:26 PM

This can be a teachers friend when the internet goes down or blocked. Thank you for sharing this valuable and free service.

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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.
Nik Peachey's insight:

The Collins Co-build dictionary is now free online. Great resource for learner and teachers.

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Sergei Polovin's curator insight, March 28, 1:47 AM

A very useful resource.

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, March 29, 11:04 AM

It's a must

Justin Hodge's curator insight, April 15, 3:41 PM

Great online dictionary.

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like another useful tool for creating flipped learning.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 1:14 PM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations

Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really nice tool to get students creating presentations and using their own voice to narrate. Great way to get students speaking.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 22, 1:18 AM

Looks fun

Ana María Andrada's curator insight, March 31, 2:56 PM

Es fundamental en este tiempo, como diría el sociólogo Richard Rorty "mantener las convesaciones en movimiento, como forma de investigación implícita". Estas herramientas ayudan.

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Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings

Marginnote - for making notes on PDF readings | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

MarginNote Reader also eliminates the need for users to lug around heavy, bulky textbooks and notebooks. All of their data is ready for them in one place, and users can organize and reorganize their notes with the swipe of a finger! This ease- of-use is one key difference between MarginNote and other note apps.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really useful study tool for working on PDF documents, especially the ability to organise notes with mind maps.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 18, 9:25 AM

Useful one for anyone doing a lot of academic reading.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, March 23, 8:21 AM

Para añadir notas a pdf's

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 23, 9:42 AM

Marfinnote- for making notes on PDF readings

 

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Tocomail - safe email for kids

Tocomail - safe email for kids | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
Tocomail is free, simple and safe email for kids that offers parents complete control over kids email activity while providing a fun and safe email service experience with kids email app.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a safe and interesting way to introduce kids to email and protect them from spam and other problems.

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Luis Ferreira's curator insight, March 13, 9:44 AM

bom

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 8:48 AM

Worth looking into

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 5:40 AM

Email seguro para niños.

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The Evernote Blogging Platform

The Evernote Blogging Platform | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
Postach.io helps you instantly create custom sites using Evernote by converting your notes to blog posts and pages.
Nik Peachey's insight:

Really nice blogging tool if your students use Evernote. They can sign up and publish directly from their Evernote account.

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John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 8:03 AM

Been using Evernote with students recently and can only give positive feedback. Interested to see how the blogging platform will work.

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 7:09 PM

Useful for those staff and students who wish to create blogs from their Evernote posts.

Kelly Brown's curator insight, March 30, 10:41 AM

@Amy Vitala

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Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor

Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

All you need is a web browser. Strut presentations work on desktops, laptops, mobile devices and tablets.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a great tool for creating presentations and storing them online. It works in the web browser using html 5 and so will also work on most mobile devices. An excellent alternative to PPT.

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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, March 3, 12:09 PM

Une alternative à PowerPoint, qui est de plus compatible avec les smartphones et les tablettes.

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, March 4, 2:15 PM

Strut é uma nova ferramenta grátis para criação de apresentações online capaz de o surpreender com a simplicidade de utilização e os resultados que gera.

Tudo o que precisa é de um browser, uma ligação à rede e alguma criatividade. Um dos seus pontos fortes e onde se destaca da concorrência é a manipulação das transições entre slides mas permite igualmente o uso de coleções nativas de efeitos.

Strut funciona perfeitamente em todos os suportes - PCs, Tablets e Smartphones - e não carece de registo. Pode gravar as apresentações no seu computador, importar e voltar a editá-las.

Trata-se ainda da versão Beta mas merece, desde já, a nossa maior atenção.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 4, 9:48 PM
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This looks like a great tool for creating presentations and storing them online. It works in the web browser using html 5 and so will also work on most mobile devices. An excellent alternative to PPT.

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Expresso text analyzer

Expresso text analyzer | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Expresso is a practical tool to analyze, edit and compare text styles in English. It is built on top of Python Natural Language Toolkit package by Mikhail Panko, a PhD student in computational neuroscience and high-tech enthusiast.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting tool that analyzes text content.

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Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, February 25, 6:30 PM

Literacy helper

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, March 12, 6:23 PM

Another potentially useful writing-style tool

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Grammarly to check and improve your grammar

Grammarly to check and improve your grammar | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Even the most confident of native speakers can sometimes have doubts about their spelling and grammar. As for learners of English, getting their writing to a really high degree of proficiency can be a real challenge. It’s great to have a friend to turn to in moments of doubt or better still someone who will proof read your work and give you a second opinion, but if you don’t have that luxury then the Grammarly plagiarism checker is probably the next best thing.

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My short review of Grammarly.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, February 21, 1:03 PM

Always a good idea for students before they turn in their work.  This is a great tool to help with common grammar mistakes.

Profe Harper's curator insight, March 9, 2:37 PM

Excellent for all levels of English. 

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 6:40 AM

If you want to improve your grammar, this is the tool you need!!!

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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viddme - share videos instantly - viddme

viddme - share videos instantly - viddme | Tools for Learners | Scoop.it
Viddme is the simplest way to upload and share videos, no signup required.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This is a useful free tool if you want to get video online very quickly and simply without having to sign up or register.

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alicia artusi's curator insight, February 3, 10:03 AM

Useful tool for instant sharing

AraceliGF's curator insight, February 9, 2:55 AM

The best thing of this app is that you don't need to register. 

Patty Ball's curator insight, March 10, 1:26 PM

simple upload and share videos

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Storehouse: visual storytelling

Storehouse: visual storytelling | Tools for Learners | 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.
Nik Peachey's insight:

This looks like a really nice digital narrative tool for the iPad. I'm just installing it on mine now.

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asli telli's curator insight, March 6, 4:04 AM

useful tool for visual storytelling...

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 7:10 PM

This may be an alternative book creator available as an app on the iPad.