Storytelling can take two forms. One can be of pictures that the student takes and develops written/auditory words that explain the pictures. Another form can be writing that revolves around pictures that others create.
Examples of Storytelling in the educational setting:
- Explaining a process such as mitosis or steps to solving mathematical problems
- Developing sentence structure
- Providing details of a solution to a problem
- Examining/clarifying lab results
- Comparing and contrasting two, three, or more concepts
- Alternative to semester exam; describe the concepts learned throughout the semester
- Promotion of ideas
I also recently decided to purchase the Paper 53 complete set of tools in the app (I have had the free version on my iPad for more than a year). I really like the way Paper 53 makes a person with zero artistic talent have some semblance of artist capability. I have also been intrigued by the Sketch Notes that many of my PLN are utilizing. Brad ADE Class of 2010 is the first person I saw Sketch Noting at the ADE Institute in Austin.
Using an iPad?
The Shadow Puppet app is a free app that allows for no nonsense, easy creation of ideas, thoughts, and productivity. I like how the final video creation can be sent to the camera roll which lends itself to easy uploading to Google Drive.
My Creation - Took less than 15 minutes to make. Took screen shots from the iPad, and started the creation.
Using a Chromebook?
The Storybird Chrome Store App is a free app and service that allows for the creation of short stories. A great set of video tutorials have been created if you would like to set up a classroom of students. This would be great for management of the creations. If you don't want to create a class, have students sign up as students and create individual accounts.
I have found a very detailed tutorial by another tech coach, Megan Ryder, that outlines everything. She really does a great job.
One of her tutorials is below.
As always, I am willing to help a teacher learn, understand, and co-teach these tools in the classroom if they meet learning objectives that need to be mastered.