21st Century Storytelling

This post contains all of the resources from my presentation at the VAG Conference. Please leave me a comment if you have any questions or just want to say hi!

The Presentation:

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Presentation Resources:

Web 2.0 Links:
Bubbl.us – online mapping tool
Animoto – create 30 sec. flash movies
ToonDoo and Kerpoof– online comic strip creators
Toufee – create more complex flash movies
Scrapblog – Create online scrapbooks

Blogs and Wikis:
Edublogs – create your own classroom blog
Wikispaces and PB Wiki – create your interactive classroom site
The Flat Classroom Wiki – See a wiki in action
HB Woodlawn Creative Writing Blogs – High School Students use of blogging
Room 3 Blog – Great example of a class and student blogs.

Jamestown Elementary School – Student created podcasts
Audacity – free downloadable sound recorder
Gcast – free host for your podcasts
Slapcast – low cost host for your podcasts. 3 messages for free, $4.95/month after.

Streaming Video:
Discovery Education Streaming – Free 30 day trial if you don’t have an account. Also has sounds and images.

Sound Resources (please read all terms of the site):
Freeplay Music – music can be downloaded for non web based projects
Garage Band – music that can be used for podcasts. If there is a download button you may use it.
Podsafe Audio – music that may be used for podcasts.

Image Links (always site your sources):
Flickr Storm – Find photos that can be used for non-commercial purposes
Picsearch – Photo database
American Memory Collection – Primary sources from the Library of Congress

Digital Storytelling Links:
Discovery Educator Network Blog on D.S.
Discovery Educator Network Blog on Web 2.0.
The Center for Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling
Is Text Enough? Vicki Davis Blog Post
Weblogg-ed – Will Richardson
Jakes Online – David Jakes
Teach Digital – Wes Fryer
50 Ways to Tell a Story – Wes Fryer
The Digital Storytelling Association

5 thoughts on “21st Century Storytelling

  1. Heather,

    I saw your presentation at the VAG conference in Williamsburg. Great job! You shared several ideas and resources that I can use.

    Penny Robertson, ITRT
    Powhatan County Schools

  2. Penny,

    Thanks so much for the compliment. If you have any questions please let me know. Also if you have any resources you want to share please do so.


  3. Hi there
    Thanks for the link in your blog post. Now that I’ve found your blog I will do some exploring of the other resources you have linked to.
    Te Awamutu Intermediate, New Zealand

  4. I attended your digital session at the VAG conference and am having trouble reading my notes….

    During the presentation, you mentioned a music site that allowed students to search by mood or tone. Do you remember the site you were referencing? My students are in the middle of a project where mood/tone is a focus and I would love to steer them in this direction!


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