Published on February 16, 2014
Great web-based sites (or free applications) for publishing your students’ writing online By Fiona Beal from SchoolNet
Blogs • Elkanah House Senior Primary • Miss Tyler Smith’s blog http://m9-12.blogspot.com/
Wikis to display work http://therockacademy.wikispaces.com/Visit+the+Grade+Wiki%27s%21
1. Blog platforms for students’ own work • Kidblog for Grades 2-4 • Edublogs for Grades 4-7 • Blogger or WordPress for older students
2. Microsoft Photostory 3 • Lovely site for making photostories with words and pictures • Can be downloaded from PIL Network • ‘Using Microsoft Photostory 3’ by David Jakes. Instructional Technology Coordinator. Community High School District 99. Downers Grove. http://www.jakesonline.org/photostory3.pdf
Summary of Photostory 3 • • • • • • • Add and rearrange photos Write on photos Choose transitions Narrate voice Create own music with their tools Add own music Save as a movie and upload to YouTube, blog, wiki, etc.
How I have used Photostory 3 • Global projects – students introduce themselves using Photostory 3 • Poem ‘If I were in charge of the world’ narrated on to a Photostory. *Find suitable royalty free images *Add background music created in Photostory3 *Narrate into the photostory *Example: http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFPoetry/if%20I%20were%20in%2 0charge%20of%20the%20world.wmv
Ideas for using Photostory 3 http://21stcenturyteaching.pbworks.com/w/page/833439/Ideas%20for%20Photostory%20 3%20Projects
3. Glossi http://glossi.com/browse/#!/featured
Example of how I have used Glossi
4. Youblisher.com http://www.youblisher.com/
How I have used Youblisher An example of Youblisher http://www.youblisher.com/p/746542-There-s-a-zoo-in-myschool/
African Storybook Project wiki http://africanstorybookproject.wikispaces.com/
Ideas for using Youblisher by others • http://www.youblisher.com/p/550920-Our-LoveBook-by-Grade-1-Roberts/ • http://www.youblisher.com/p/465168-ChristmasCheer/ • http://www.youblisher.com/p/451668-Kleure/
5. Issuu http://issuu.com/
Examples of Issuu http://issuu.com/mrburrettscla ss http://issuu.com/ukedchat/docs /uked_magazine_jan_2014 Sea Shore poems UK Ed magazine
6. Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/
Students can upload PowerPoints or PDFs to SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/sasmerritt/grade-6-nutrition-ppt
7. AuthorSTREAM http://www.authorstream.com/
AuthorSTREAM examples http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/brandyheller1-2064299-tech-digital-storytelling-final/ You can add sound
8. Scribd http://bookstoafrica.edublogs.org/2013/04/12/a-little-learning-aboutlions/#comment-91
9. Slideboom http://www.slideboom.com/ • My examples
10. Flipsnack http://edu.flipsnack.com/
11. Google Drive
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