50 Sites and Apps for Digital Storytelling

world256x256Digital storytelling is a way to incorporate technology into a classroom by putting content creation in the hands of the students.

David Kapuler at Tech & Learning shares an alphabetized list of 50 sites and apps for digital storytelling in the classroom annotated with short descriptions to help teachers differentiate between the products.  Sites featured on Kapuler’s list :

  1. 30hands – photo narration, iOS
  2. Animation Desk – animate drawings, iOS
  3. AnMish – create character & add audio, website
  4. Art Maker – create characters & add audio, iOS
  5. Bitstrips for Schools – digital comics, website
  6. BoomWriter – collaborative story writing & physical publication, website
  7. Bunsella Bedtimes Story – record narration, iOS
  8. Comic Life – digital comics, iOS
  9. Comic Master – digital comics, website
  10. Digital Films – digital animated story, website
  11. Five Card Flickr – use random Flickr photos to create story, website
  12. i Tell a Story – digital story creation, iOS
  13. Inklewriter – collaborative story writing, website
  14. Little Bird Tales – create art & record audio, website & iOS
  15. Make Beliefs Comix – multilingual digital comics, website
  16. Meograph – four dimensional storytelling, website
  17. Moo-O – personalized digital story writing, website
  18. My Story – create art, add text & record audio, iOS
  19. my StoryMaker – digital story creation, website
  20. myCreate – stop-motion animations, iOS
  21. Myths & Legends – add characters & text, website
  22. Pixntell – organize iPhotos & record audio, iOS
  23. Pixton for Schools – digital comics, website
  24. Primary Access – use historical stock footage, website
  25. Qwiki – organizes pictures/videos & add music to make a presentation, iOS
  26. Scribble Press – draw digital stories, order a book, iOS
  27. SonicPics – photo narration, iOS
  28. Speech Journal – photo narration, iOS
  29. Stage’D – visually advanced story creation, website
  30. Sock Puppets – lip-synced sock puppets, iOS
  31. Story Creator – coordinates audio & photos, text highlighting, iOS
  32. Story Patch – instructional story creation, website
  33. Storybird – art-inspired story creation, website
  34. StoryJumper – includes story-starters, website
  35. StoryKit – photo annotation & narration, iOS
  36. Storyplanet – video mashup, website
  37. StorySmith – fantasy or pirate-based stories, iOS
  38. Storytelling Alice – programming-based storytelling, PC app
  39. Strip Designer – digital comic, iOS
  40. Toontastic – moveable comic creation, iOS
  41. Tell a Tale – story starters, iOS
  42. Tellagami – avatar storytelling, iOS
  43. Tumblecloud – collaborative storytelling with drag-and-drop, website
  44. UtellStory – collaborative storytelling, website
  45. VoiceThread – multimedia narration, website
  46. Web of Stories – video storytelling community, website
  47. WriteComics – digital comics, website
  48. Xtranormal – animated video creation, website
  49. Zeen – multimedia storytelling, website
  50. ZooBurst – 3D digital popup storytelling, website & iOS

See the original post at Tech & Learning for fuller descriptions of the 50 listed sites.

Sheri Cheng

Sheri Cheng

Sheri Cheng is a former science teacher and tech director at an urban charter school in Boston with a penchant for 7th grade humor. Sheri is the Editor-in-Chief and Director of Operations at EdTech Times, keeping on top of day-to-day news in educational technology and entrepreneurship.