I used to have students compose and narrate stories using ordinary, boring, old PowerPoint, but these days, the web has many digital storytelling tools that can offer a lot to students. Read on to find four free web-based digital storytelling tools that will allow students to publish their work digitally and share it with classmates, friends, and family.
When deciding what to present on for the IL Bilingual Conference last week, I decided to go back to my two loves in the classroom: writing and technology. With tools to teach Common Core skills much in demand right now, I looked to the Common Core Anchor Standards to frame my presentation. Below I break down some of the CCSS Anchor Standards for Writing and the tools that can help teachers develop the needed skills in their students. Have fun exploring!