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Three things Emily shared
Among the Valenza family traditions are the little app share sessions I have with my daughter. Emily, an art teacher in Boston, regularly introduces me to tools and platforms I don’t find elsewhere in my network.
Here are some of Emily’s current faves from this Thanksgiving:
Koma Koma: Anyone, from kindergarten to adult, can use this simple, stop-motion/time-lapse app to create stories. Here’s an example from Emily’s fifth-graders who used stop-motion painting, puppets, claymation, and cut-out photos to create their own universe around a B52’s song. Emily says, This app is designed to be so simple and so fluid that you focus on creativity, rather than technology. The skills kids develop here are so easily transferred to more sophisticated platforms. You may also like Hyperlapse and Stop Motion Studio.
There’s A Moon in the Sky from Emily Valenza on Vimeo.
StoryPress: presents a tools for guided, narrated storytelling. The app prompts story structures and offers the opportunity to edit your own prompts (or outlines). Add photos and create original stories arranged into chapters, with the opportunity to easily add music and transitions. (This is also nice for storytelling at home.) Other excellent image narration apps/tools include: Adobe Voice and VoiceThread and Narrable.
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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