Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers   By: www.educatorstechnology.com

Web Tools

What Students and Teachers Can Do with Them

Price

Grade Level

Zimmer Twins at Schools:

Link:

http://goo.gl/9fUQN

Students:

Create animated movies using a very simple movie maker tool.

Movies can include clips, characters, speech bubbles, backgrounds and many more.

Students can comment on each others’ work.

Movies stud

ents create can be kept private in the class page.

Teachers:

Create a class and invite up to 40 students.

Create students accounts and manage their passwords

Moderate students contributions

Create a class blog, share lesson plans

Spark discussions with students

1- Basic free version with limited features

2- Premium version with advanced features.

Elementary

Storybird Educators

Link:

https://storybird.com/educators/

Students

Allows students to create art-inspired stories using a powerful editor.

Students choose from the ready-made artists images, Select a book format, and start writing.

Teachers:

Make assignments and lessons to engage students

Auto-generate students accounts.

Provide feedback on students work.

Free

k-12

StoryboardThat

Link:

http://goo.gl/u13n1j

Students

Create beautiful storyboards using an easy drag and drop storyboard creator.

Add characters, scenes and images from the library.

Upload your own images to use in storyboards.

Students are not required to use their email addresses.

teachers

Create a classroom for your students.

Personal teacher dashboard.

All storyboards are private and encrypted.

Everything is secure in your own classroom

1- Basic free version with limited features

2- Special premium features for teachers

k-12

GoAnimate for Schools

Link:

http://goo.gl/oB6gCi

Students

Make educational animated videos using both a quick and full video maker platform.

Drag and top to easily add characters, swap backgrounds, and scenes.

Select styles, settings, props, and actions from a rich library.

Student videos cannot be accessed by the public.

No integration with social networks.

Student email addresses and contact info are never collected.

Teachers

Segment your students into classes and workgroups.

Moderate student videos before the videos become visible to the group.

All assets have been scrubbed to be appropriate for a student audience.

 14-day free trial, which includes 1 teacher account and 49 student accounts.

Special discount for teacher accounts

k-12

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More Digital Storytelling Tools

Description

Capzles

link: www.capzles.com

Create rich multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, bogs and documents

Slidestory

Link: www.slidestory.com

A free tool to create and tell a story using your own pictures and narration

Animoto education

Link: www.animoto.com/pro/education

Create engaging video stories

Make Belief Comix

Link: www.makebeliefscomix.com

Digital storytelling using cartoons and comics

Creaza:

Link: www.makebeliefscomix.com

Create movies, cartoons, mind maps, presentations, soundscapes

Pixton

Link:www.pixton.com

A great tool for digital storytelling through comics

VoiceThread:

Link: www.voicethread.com

Upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Over 50 different types of media can be used in a VoiceThread.

Picture Book Maker

link: http://goo.gl/vrcUE

Great for creating picture books

ZooBurst:

Link: http://zooburst.com

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.

Little Bird Tales:

Link: https://littlebirdtales.com/

Easily  create digital stories with recorded audio

Mixbook:

Link: http://www.mixbook.com

Great for creating photobooks