Storytelling Unitms. Schrader's Teaching Portfolio

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This is the second of two posts co-written by Vanessa and Lani Peterson, Psy.D., a psychologist, professional storyteller and executive coach. Telling stories is one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire. What makes storytelling so effective for learning? For starters, storytelling forges connections among people, and between people and ideas. Kindergarten Portfolio Samples Each year during the first two weeks of school, the teachers at my school and I have always faithfully collected portfolio samples to help document the children’s entry level abilities as far as written work is concerned.

To tell stories... there are lots of applications. This is an example:


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Comic Creation Symbaloo
  • Creaza - Create comics, make movies, edit audio, and more! Embed in a blog or wiki.
  • Bubblr - Create your comic strip with Flickr pictures and add bubbles to tell your story!
  • Comicmaster - Cool graphic novel creator.
  • Bitstrips - Not free, but offers a 30-day free trial and includes more educational support (e.g., activities) than most other comic generators.
  • Make Beliefs Comix - Two, three and four panel comics that you can create in multiple languages.
  • Comic Strip Generator - You can upload photos or use web images in addition to their library of ready-to-use images.
  • Garfield - You can create comic strips or (in Comics Lab Extreme) comic books.
  • ToonDoo - The site allows students to share their comics, comment on other comics, and even save and edit a copy of a comic.
  • Phrase It - Add speech bubbles to pictures.
Video Storytelling
  • Youtube Editor - add music, special effects and more
  • PowToon, Muvizu, and Wideo - free tools for animated videos
  • iMovie - software for Mac
  • Windows Movie Maker - software for Windows
  • Animoto - only 30 second videos

IOS free video apps:

  • Animoto - only 30 second videos
  • QuoFx- Create 6 second movie effects to add to video

Android free video apps:

  • Animoto - only 30 second videos
  • QuoFx - Create 6 second movie effects to add to video
  • VidTrim
Presentation tool:
  • Present.me - Use video to narrate a slideshow
  • BrainShark - audio to narrate a slideshow
  • Vuvox - slideshow with clickable spots
  • Capzles - looks like a timeline. Add video, pdfs, etc.
  • Prezi- multimedia presentation tool that embeds video with cool transitions

Organize a Collaborative Digital Story

  • Voicethread - Create a collaborative story by uploading images, documents, and videos that are turned into a multimedia slideshow where learners and others can navigate slides and comment in various ways.

  • Voxopop - Create collaborative audio stories or have discussions. Listen to this example chain story by Nik Peachey to give you ideas.

  • Google Presentations - Have each person contribute a slide and include images, colored fonts, and more. Here is a template you could use.

  • Book Creator Lite for iPhone, iPad- Each student contributes a page to the story. Make sure you include their voices or drawings so that we know your students contributed to the story.

  • Padlet- Tell a story with sticky notes. Add video, images, and text. Choose the stream layout for your chain story. Each person will see the previous post and will be able to contribute. Students or your peers DO NOT need to create an account. However, they should include a name even if it is an alias. This app is free and available on the web or through any mobile device with Internet access. Here is a good tutorial on how to set-up a free account and begin the story.

Storytelling Unitms. Schrader's Teaching Portfolios

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