There are an ever-growing number of online tools and resources related to reading material and digital storytelling. This week, your task is to check out and experiment with some of these. Remember to Diigo anything you find potentially useful.
From: Reading Resources & Digital Storytelling Guide
Make your own comics and animations
- Storyboardthat.com – How-to Screencast – How-to Screencast#2 – Teacher ExamplesCurated Storyboards Lesson Materials Recent Boards
- Makebeliefscomix.com/ComixApps: Comic & Meme Creator (android) Comic Strip (apple)
- NPR: StoryCorps Podcast
When Living Out Of A Car, It’s Hard To Feel At Home
- The Moth Podcast
Texas Hold’ Em, Kin, and Cloistered Nuns
- Death, Sex, & Money
This Senator Saved My Life
- This American Life
Switched at Birth
Sources of Books/Reading Materials
- English E-reader – a nice selection of graded readers that include recent publications
- Busan English Digital Library
- AudioBooks: OpenCulture.com Libravox
- Story Online Storylineonline.net
Videos of famous people reading storybooks. Includes printable handouts with activities, but not the original text of the books.
1000’s of children’s books from around the world , sortable by age level and book type.
Excellent resource for younger students learning to read
High-Interest sources of reading material for students
- Time for Kids Simplified articles from the magazine, Kid reporters, and lesson materials.
- National Geographic Kids
Tigers Cuddle with Apes Print-friendly materials on countries, animals, and science. The site also has a variety of videos, games, puzzles, and photo activities.
- Kidjutsu, Comics for Kids
Free comics sorted by type and age level