Brilliant TED Talk by Joe Sabia. Joe takes us back to where the art of storytelling began through the clever use of the iPad - the 21st century storytelling tool. This is specifically relevant for many in Education as we delve into the various tools we can use for digital storytelling to engage and excite children in this 'art form'. I am sure I will use this TED Talk to show both teachers and children the endless possibilities technology provides.
Monday, November 21, 2011
This post is cross posted from our Exploring Apps Blog sharing an app called Strip Designer:-) If you are not already a follower - head on over - would love comments on your favourite apps that we can share with other Educators.I have been using Strip Design with the children at Whangarei Primary both on iPod touches and iPads. This has proved a very successful tool for sharing digital photos. The junior children have explored this app by taking their own photos around the school, adding them to strip design and writing small captions with some of the photos. The senior children are flying as they add frames, text, colour and different effects to personalise their story. Endless opportunties for creativity in their storytelling. Here are a few step by step guides to using Strip Design...
|Step 1 - Choose your style|
|Step 2 - Choose your template and number of photos you wish to add|
|Step 3 - Click on add your photos|
|Step 4 - Choose photos from photo album, facebook etc or use the camera to take as you go|
|Step 5 - Have a play with your photos - add frames etc|
|An example of adding, changing style and colour of frame|
|Step 6 - Once you have your frames sorted you are able to choose text etc for title and words|
|An example of adding title - simply double click on words to change them - easy as:-)|
|Step 7 - When done click Share|
|From here to can email or save to Photo Album|
|You are also able to open as PDF and if you scroll down... share via facebook/flickr and twitter|
|My very basic finished product! Thanks to my Oxfam Adventure Angels team for sharing photos:-)|