Saturday, July 6, 2013

UtellStory - A new Digital Storytelling Option

If you are looking for an easy tool for sharing stories in your classroom, try UtellStory.  This web-based site is very easy for students to use, allowing the upload of images, video, text and music.  Users can also record their own audio. The free version is a little stripped down, but offers enough bandwith for your students to create and share.  In a literature setting, I see this as a fun tool to support charactization, themes, figurative language, etc.

Once published, UtellStory supplies a URL or embed code for posting to class websites, blogs or eportfolios.  I made a simple one below using my own photos and music from Jamendo.  Check it out, I think you'll come up with a number of ways your students could use this in your classroom.

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