CREATING DIGITAL STORYBOOKS
Word-smart learners will enjoy creating their own stories. Creating digital storybooks, these learners can imagine their own story, retell a story from literature, biography or current events, or comment or satirize the lesson, like an editorial cartoon. They will love to show what they know.
Silvia Rosenthal-Tolisano has written an extensive paper on using storytelling in her classroom, click here to read it in PDF form.
Shelly Terrell has created an extensive piece on engaging learners through digital storytelling. It also includes links to various digital storytelling sites .
WEBSITES FOR CREATING DIGITAL STORY BOOKS /
CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN ADVENTURE STORIES
Little Bird Tales
Little Bird Tales is a fun and unique way for students to create, record and share stories online. Little Bird Tales walks users through each step of creating a multimedia story as they upload their own drawings or photos and narrate with their own voice.
Simple Booklet is a book creation and publishing site. There are several layout templates and story-tellers can add text, images, audio and videos. The story can be shared by embedding it into a webpage or sharing a link generated for the booklet.
An educator's version with classroom tools is now available.
Create 3D pop-up books with graphics that turn the pages and a database of artwork that literally pops up along with the story.
Inklewriter is a free online tool that lets you create your own interactive story. The writer can map out the story (and include images) paragraph by paragraph and then connect them together to create a story. Stories can be shared with others and for a fee can be formatted as an ebook for an ereader.