Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Storytelluing with Web 2.0 Tools

I tried different tools to create digital stories. One of the tools is VoiceThread:




Another is a Photostory3 program, or Animoto

8 comments:

Ruby said...

Honor, it is a powerful word, just as storytelling is powerful with Web 2.o tools. I truly enjoyed viewing the video stories. It was amazing to listen and watch your story unfold on VoiceThread. Your oral story, choice of photos, and music was extremely effective. I was moved by your story about "Honor." Though your other story, created in Animoto, was equally touching, I felt the images moved across the screen too quickly. As a future special educator, I will use VoiceThread to encourage language arts skills. I also believe it is a less distracting tool because of the slower photo transitions.

Honor...It is a privilege to explore and learn new Web 2.0 tools shared by Dr. S...Honor.

Technology Rock Stars said...

Dr. S,

This was a very touching video. I enjoyed the pictures and your journey as an educator, advisor, mentor, mother, wife, individual, and a learner. All you have shown me throughout my MSMC experience are all things I will remember and am proud to have been a part of. It has been an hour being a student and a member of KDP. Hour is a very pwoerful word and when we figure out what it means to us as individuals it creates wonders.

Technology Rock Stars said...

Dr S.

The last comment was made by Christy. I did not realize it used my goggle group email.

lizk said...

This was a very moving presentation. Honor is a word that I take very seriously, I live by it and have taught both my children the importance of being a person of honor and character. Thanks for sharing with me.

Twins Twice Blogger said...

Dr. S,

Wow, my blog is so 'beginner' compared to yours. I am really impressed and really inspired to what mine could be. I am also inspired by your digital story on "honor." It is an honor to be a female, mother, wife and so much more - I agree completely. Until I saw your digital story I guess I just haven't thought about it in that context. Thank you for sharing and for being so inspiring. Best - Heather

Mike Emsworth said...

I must say that of all the tools we have used, these story telling programs and sites have been my favorite. I was able to use both photo story 3 and animoto to create projects for this course. I had a great time doing each video. There are so many uses for this in the classroom, especially for a social studies teaher. I have some ideas for possible projects and look forward to using these programs again.

Jend12533 said...

Wow I was truely impressed with VoiceThread. I agree with Ruby- all of the elements you included really added to your story. I like the idea of VoiceThread and I can definetly see myself using it in the classroom- especially in ELA to orally tell a story that a student has written. It is so much more effective than simply adding sound effects to a presentation. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Hall said...

I truly enjoyed making my Photostory movie. There really is a lot that I can do with my kids using these different storytelling tools. I can't wait to use the tools when I'm teaching the Revolutionary War and Native Americans. This would be a great authentic assessment for my students who learn very differently than regular ed students. I think it's going to hook my kids and keep them engaged.