This podcast is a recording of a presentation I shared this week about using the free websites Flickr and Bubbleshare for digital storytelling and collaborative projects with students in different grade levels. Flickr is far more than a photo sharing website: It is a social network that permits people to collaboratively create pools of images, but also discuss issues and find answers to questions on its free discussion boards. Flickr has its own mail system permitting users to contact each other while still protecting the email privacy of everyone, and is ideal for collaborative projects with a regional, national, or international focus. As a web-based digital storytelling tool, Bubbleshare is a great for adding voice narration to images. Both of these tools can and should be used in classrooms to help learners of all ages appropriately and safely write the web of the 21st century.

Show notes for this podcast include:

  1. Flickr
  2. My Flickr Photos
  3. BubbleShare

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  • http://kstevens.edublogs.org/ Kyle Stevens

    Wesley

    Great podcast on creative ways to use digital storytelling. I have been working a lot this year on using digital storytelling with my english students. What began as a way for my students to present an aspect of their essays has evolved into an equal part. I have noticed that the students think more about their writing when they have to storyboard and locate a concrete image to represent the thoughts from the paper. It is also a great way to connect with students. I am expanding on this idea for a current post.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping my head spinning with ideas. If you get a chance to check out some of the digital stories my student have last semester’s are one wikispaces http://kstevens.wikispaces.com/Family+Videos. I am in the process of converting to our new wiki at pbwiki. Nothing against wikispaces, in fact I love, I am just having issues with our school’s service provider who will not unblock our class wiki, different issue entirely.

    Enjoy your day,

    Kyle

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