Wordle's Gallery sometimes contains inappropriate content for younger students.
The Gallery has no search option, so finding an archived word cloud is tedious.
The PRINT option does not work with eMacs or iMacs, so the entire screen image must be printed or transferred to a document.
But don't be discouraged, Wordle is still a FUN and EASY site for word play!
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Digital Storyteller Digital Storyteller is an online tool that allows teachers and students to access pictures and add their own narrated stories about various subjects. In other words, it's a personally narrated video, like you would find on a documentary. http://www.digitalstoryteller.org/
Allows the student to create the lesson, and do the teaching
Gives the student a finished project they will want to share with everyone!
So Let's Get Started! There are 2 Basic steps for getting started Setup a digital classroom by going to THIS LINK. Here you can set up an assignment or look up ones other teachers have created. You will also need to create a class account where you list all the students with their screenames and passwords, and set up the assignment for them . Next, you need to make sure all the students have their info so they can go to THIS PAGE and start working on their projects!! Here they will add pictures, scripts, narrations, motions and effects, and can share the final project with friends and family!
But What About.... Things that make Digital Storyteller difficult or frustrating for the classroom. It can be difficult to navigate through the initial setup. However, it gets easier when you realize that there is a teacher setup page, and a student activity page. Also, students have the ability to look for their own pictures, so monitoring of that would need to be involved. Also, it is a bit tricky to get the narration right on cue, but with some practice, it gets much easier!
Digital Storyteller As a last huzzah, check out Mildred Hubble's (my pseudonym), finished Digital Storyteller project at... www.primaryaccess.org/show.php?id=50559
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