English Teaching Webtools: Storytelling

1. Storybird

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Storybird is a digital storytelling webtool which allows users to create visual stories instantly. Users can use the artworks to inspire writing new stories.

2. StoryJumper

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StoryJumper makes digital storytelling an easy task with its super easy tools. It is easy to create storybooks with images and words.

3. Slidestory

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Slidestory allows storytellers to combine images with voice narration. Each image or slide can be combined with voice and text captions.

4. Tikatok

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Tikatok allows writers or children to write, illustrate and publish their own books. Tikatok encourages project-based learning in the classroom.

Storytelling Ideas

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How can we create interesting lessons for storytelling?

  1. Make storycards – Use pictures.
  2. The Story Bag/ Puzzle Tale – Place pictures or objects.
  3. Use drawing – Let children draw.
  4. Acting out storybooks – with the help of props or puppets, facial expressions.
  5. Play doh storytelling – use playdoh to recreate characters in the story.
  6. Storyboxes – Making diorama.
  7. Storytelling board – Use pictures.
  8. Writing the stories based on pictures.
  9. Use realia – bring in real objects or get the pupils to bring it.
  10. Use thinking hats – De Bono hats
  11. Experiment different voices for different characters.
  12. Digital storytelling projects using StoryBird, StoryJumper, Windows Movie Maker.
  13. Story Circle – Get pupils to retell the story.
  14. A Story Treasure Hunt – Hide plot cards and get pupils to assemble the cards.
  15. Story Cubes – Dice with characters/ elements in the story.