Additional Resources

Digital Storytelling

1. A great storyboarding tool  from Storyboard that.

2. You can copyright your work by going to the Creative Commons site and review the different licenses available to put on your work. As students begin to publish their stories on the Internet, it is helpful to teach them about the process of copyrighting their works as well as the different options available.

3. Here is a VoiceThread handout for VoiceThread, another great resource for story telling and has different levels for educators.

4. Check out ZooBurst  to create 3D popup books, and My StoryMaker from Carnegie Library. These programs are completely online and require no software to download. Handout tutorial for both.

5. Another great resource for Digital Story Telling is a site from ePals that publishes digital stories from around the world, and also promotes classroom pairing to share stories directly with each other, through a defined project. This project is all available at no cost to schools worldwide.

6. Some music resources: incompetech royalty free (search by genre), Soundzabound  royalty free for education, RoyaltyFreeMusic.com royalty free music for education, historical music that is copyright free.

7. Musopen provides recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.

8. Check out 31 Amazing sites with creative commons music files you can use for FREE. 

9. YouTube.com/create has links to several other sites that include some creative options to creating digital stories online.

10.  Comic Creator from ReadWriteThink using key elements of composition for K-12. Choose backgrounds, characters and props, and add the story text. They provide a Comic Strip Planning Sheet as well. The results can be printed out and illustrated.

11. Additional Comic and Cartoon sites for storytelling:

11. 21things4ipad.net showcases apps for the iOS platform for Digital storytelling and for Comic and Book Creation .

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