Tuesday, June 2, 2020

30 Sites/Apps for Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling is the process of telling a story through the use of digital means.  Also, it happens to be one the easiest ways to integrate technology into the classroom.  Educators can use digital storytelling w/ almost any subject and can even "flip" their classroom by using mobile apps.  Below is my comprehensive list of sites/apps that can be used for digital storytelling...

*This list is in alphabetical order.

30 Sites and Apps for Digital Storytelling

  1. 30hands Learning - A fantastic user-friendly iOS app for creating a story by adding a narration to photos. Also, 30hands has excellent video tutorials to help users create a story.
  2. Animaker Class - An excellent site w/ educational portal for students to create animated stories.
  3. Book Creator - A great mobile (iOS/Chrome) app that educators everywhere are using to create stunning eBooks and digital stories.
  4. BoomWriter - A fantastic safe site for students (teachers create accounts - not student email required) to create digital stories/books through a collaborative process.  Once a story is completed, it gets published online and an actual book can then be ordered.
  5. Buncee - The world's leading digital canvas for creating digital stories and more.  Best of all, is the educational portal that allows educators to track and monitor student progress, create assignments, "Ideas Lab" and more.
  6. Cloud Stop Motion - An innovative site for creating stop motion video projects that can be used for digital storytelling and project based learning.
  7. Comic Life - Probably the most popular digital comic iOS app for creating comics.  This is a very fun and easy to use app for telling the story by creating a customized comic.
  8. Elementari - Elementari is one of my favorite new sites w/ educational portal that allows students to create: digital stories, portfolios, choose-your-own-adventures, and more.
  9. HeadUP - A interesting new site for creating beautiful looking stories in a matter of seconds.
  10. Imagine Forest - An innovative site where a student can create a digital story or use a story starter for brainstorming that writing process.
  11. Litehouse - A fantastic new site for creating digital stories through a state-of-the-art text editor.
  12. Little Bird Tales - One of the most popular sites for digital storytelling that allows students to create their own art and record their voice.  Also, there is a excellent iOS app available for mobile learning.
  13. Make Beliefs Comix - A excellent site for creating digital comics in a number of different languages as well of lots of educational resources and lesson ideas.
  14. My Story - A wonderful iPad app for creating a digital book/story.  All a user has to do is draw or upload a picture, add some text, and then record audio to tell a story.
  15. Nawmal - A popular site for creating stunning looking animated videos w/ educational portal.
  16. Noisy Book - A cool new iOS app that not only adds sound effects to books to books, but lets users create their own digital story w/ sounds as well.
  17. Pixton for Schools - A nice site w/ educational portal for creating digital comics.
  18. Plotagon - An innovative site that reminds me of the now defunct Xtranormal, where are user selects a character then types up a script and Plotagon takes care of the rest.
  19. Speech Journal - A nice iPad app for pairing recorded audio w/ a digital picture from one's iPhoto library to create a story.
  20. Story Creator - One of my favorite iOS apps for creating a digital story by syncing audio and photos together.  Also, an option allows for highlighting of text during narration to help a student w/ Reading.
  21. Storybird - A great site w/ educational portal where students create art inspired stories and then embed into a site/blog.
  22. StoryJumper - A fantastic site for creating a digital story by building a story from scratch or choosing one of the story starters.  A student can add objects, text, and even upload their own art too.
  23. Storyboard That - A wonderful site w/ educational portal that teachers are using in a wide variety of ways including digital storytelling.
  24. Strip Designer - A iOS app similar to Comic Life for creating a digital comic.
  25. Tellagami - A nice way to tell a short story by creating an avatar and then recording audio, similar to Voki.
  26. UtellStory - A nice place to tell a story through audio, images, and video, as well as collaborating w/ others.
  27. VoiceThread - One of the most popular educational sites/apps for creating a interactive digital storytelling by uploading multimedia content and recording an audio narration.  A finished VoiceThread can then be embedded into a site/blog.
  28. Wakelet - Wakelet lets educators easily bookmark any item on the web (i.e. article, blog, tweet, etc.) and then curate them in stunning visual ways to curate w/ others.  This can be used in a wide variety of ways such as for: digital storytelling, professional development, and more.
  29. WriteComics - A simple to use site for creating a digital comic to tell a story.
  30. Zimmer Twins - A fun site w/ educational portal for creating animated movies/stories.

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