Tag Archives: Software and Websites

Quickie Digital Storytelling Tools

Quickie Digital Storytelling Tools

I’ve recently begun experimenting with two easy-to-use web-based tools that can be used for digital storytelling. Both of these will help your students produce quality videos with little effort. This would be great for those times you can’t really fit a lengthy project into your curriculum. The first is Animoto. Animoto allows you to upload

Web 2.0 Wednesday — Twitter!

Okay, I must confess — I was one of the people who read Steve Dembo’s blog about Twitter a few months ago and thought "what in the world would I do with that?"  Well, during the National Institute, Steve demonstrated Twitter to us and challenged us to use it and learn about its power.  It


Linda Rush, events coordinator for the Texas DEN Leadership Council, and a SMART Exemplary Educator, sent me information about an opportunity our STAR DE’s might be interested in.  SMART sends out a monthly newsletter entitled SMART Technologies Education News in which the Texas consultants, Marci Walk and Heather Lamb, outline tips and tricks for using

ToonDoo — Do You?

The IT at my school posted on her blog about a site she found called ToonDoo, where you and your students can make your own cartoons.  I tried it out and here’s what I found:  1. registration is quick, painless, and free — all you have to do is type in a user name and

ZamZar, changing A to Z

Ever needed to convert a file and realized you don’t have the software to do it?  Visited CNET or some other "free" software download site, searching for the software that will make the exact conversion you’re needing?  Well, those days seem to be gone forever!  Now there is ZamZar, a free online file conversion site.