Tools

Some of my favorite Digital Storytelling Tools
Name URL Description
Animation    
Blabberize http://blabberize.com/ Create talking pictures with moving mouths
Voki http://www.voki.com/ Create a talking advatar to tell a story in 30 seconds or 90 in the classroom version
ToonTastic http://launchpadtoys.com/toontastic/ A storytelling/animation tool for the iPad        
   


Audio
Audioboohttp://audioboo.fm/Great tool for recording and sharing audio clips.
   
Kaizena https://kaizena.com/ Add comments to Google docs
Twisted Wavehttps://twistedwave.com/online/Online audio editor
Ujamhttp://www.ujam.com  Record your own music or rejam a template
Vocaroo   http://vocaroo.com/Record online
   
   
Books
Little Bird Tales http://littlebirdtales.com Create a digital story with drawings or pictures and your voice. Easy for beginners
Zooburst http://www.zooburst.com/ Easily create your own 3D pop-up books.
Storyjumper http://www.storyjumper.com/ Another great place to create a book.
     
     
Cartoons



Bubblr     http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/index.php  create comic strips using photos from flickr.com
Cartoonist http://www.creazaeducation.com/this-is-creaza/Cartoonist online tool to create cartoons or personal digital stories, with professional backgrounds, characters, props, images and text. From Creaza Education.

Make Beliefs Comix http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/Make your own comix--fast and easy.
ToonDoo www.toondoo.com/ Fast way to create cartoons
   
Music
 
Free Play Music http://freeplaymusic.com/Copyright and royalty free music to use in presentations
Newspapers   
Fodeyhttp://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.aspCreate a newspaper headline and short article.
   
Posters  
Canvahttps://www.canva.com/Create posters, FaceBook covers, blog graphics and more
Glogster Edu    http://edu.glogster.com/ Create online posters that include text, videos, pictures, and more
Smorehttps://www.smore.comCreate a poster or flyer online
   
Presentations/Slideshow
Capzles http://www.capzles.com "Time captured." Create a  picture slideshow with your pictures & music
Haiku Deckhttp://www.haikudeck.com/ Incorporate your pictures into a slide show quickly 
    
Photopeach http://photopeach.com/ Create a slideshow with music and text and even add a quiz!
Prezi http://prezi.com/ Make a presentation that "zooms."
Slideroll http://www.slideroll.com Create a picture slide show
Storybird http://storybird.com Storybird reverses the process of visual storytelling by starting with the image and "unlocking" the story inside. Choose an artist or a theme, get inspired, and start writing.
Voicethread http://voicethread.com/  "collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam)."
Photo Story 3  (On Windows computer) Create a story on PC with "Ken Burns" type pan & zoom
PresentMe http://present.me/     Easy way to use and share presentations
     
Video
Animoto http://animoto.com/ Create slideshow video with your pictures & videos and your music or theirs
Authorstream   http://www.authorstream.com/ Convert PowerPoint slideshows to video
Flixtime http://flixtime.com/ Create a slideshow video similar to Animoto
Jellycam http://jellycam.co.uk/  Create a stop-motion movie using your webcam
Stroome http://www.stroome.com Online Video editing and collaborating
iMovie (on Mac computer) Create and edit movies on your Mac computer        
Windows Movie Maker  (on PC computer) Create and edit movies on your Windows computer
WeVideo            http://www.wevideo.com/ Create a video in the cloud
     
Other
Aviary Tools http://advanced.aviary.com/ Image editor,  screen capture, vector editor, effects editor, music creator,  audio editor, image markup, and swatch editor
Wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com/ Online bulletin board to share messages
Wordle http://ww.wordle.net/ Create word clouds to tell a story
Capzles http://www.capzles.com/ Great site for putting it all together
Popplet http://popplet.com/ Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects.
Middlespot http://middlespot.com

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