Narrable – DEN March Madness – Entry #10

It’s time for number 10! This is the tenth of sixteen entries in the 2014 DEN March Madness Challenge. Explore these posts each day so you stay up to date of each entry in this year’s challenge. Read why this entry was nominated and how it can be used in the classroom. In addition, you’ll probably see an example of the tool in action.

ENTRY #10 – Narrable

narrableNarrable is our tenth entry in DEN March Madness. Colorado DEN STAR Cate Beck nominated this fun website and app. Narrable is amazing website that allows for storytelling and content sharing using pictures and voice.  From their site: “Students are free to use a variety of visual elements to illuminate their narratives including their own photos and illustrations, historic photographs, and elements of countless collections of images found online.Then they simply record audio narrations directly in the browser.”

Using images, including those from Discovery Education (credit given of course), students can demonstrate understanding of a concept across a variety of disciplines, tell a story, even create a multi-media biography/autobiography.    Other ideas:  Taking pictures of students and asking them to share some facts about them to create a “back to school” getting to know you video.  “Virtual Zoo” for animal reports  Goal setting–students take a picture of themselves and record what they want to accomplish at the beginning of the year.  They  can then review this throughout the year to reflect on their progress.   Book reviews (take a picture of the book cover)   The possibilities are endless.

Here’s an example of a virtual zoo project Cate did with some primary grade students.

 

Stay tuned to the DEN Blogs as we continue to share the entries for this year’s DEN March Madness. If you have a favorite tool to use with Discovery Education content, let us know. What are some of the tools you use with Discovery Education content? What do you use to create, share, teach, curate, mashup, and learn with?

To make your recommendation for the challenge, fill out this form.

 

 

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