GoAnimate.com: EVO+Digital+Storytelling+Week+3 by petelane


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Animations have always been so popular among our students and now we can take up the opportunities to let our own students create their own animations using simple web based tools.
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Tool name and URL
Short description
Where you can learn more about this tool
‘End product’ example created with it
Your personal impression, pros and cons of the tool
GoAnimate

Video Tutorial
Adding your voice
Favourite Digitelling Tool

DomoAnimate
Make your own animations
Video Tutorial


Dvolver
It is an online short movie making tool which could be used by the teachers and students to create animated movie scenes by using colouful cartoon style and characters. The dialogue for the scene will appear in bubbles.
Blog Post
Video Tutorial
Nick Peachey about Dvolver


















Dvolver discussion:

I am concerned about the content on Dvolver, especially for young learners. The
first two of the four scenes that are available are titled "romantic bubble
bath" and "swanky boudou". I agree that this is a simple and easy way to
create....but I am not sure that I would use it or recommend it. There is just
too much from beginning to end that is suggestive for young learners.


Thanks for raising this issue Carol. It is always important to check the content
of websites and assess their suitability before sharing them with our learners.
With sites that offer templates and/or settings like dvovler and GoAniamte, it
is also necessary to check for new additions from time to time which may or may
not be suitable.


I was surprised too. I don't want to have any suggestive online stories from any
of my students. I think it maybe be better if the teacher uses it to make videos
but then ask the students to create videos with other applications. It is not
good when the teacher starts to feel a little uncomfortable using the progam.



making videos with narration
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DigitalStorytelling4Kids/message/667
You can film your kids while they are talking and add them as a video to your Animoto. For Photopeach, you need to be a premium member to upload your own mp3s so it means that you need to pay. With Goanimate, you can! Please read this blog post about it: http://blog.goanimate.com/2008/07/gotips-voices-voices-and-more-voices.html
At school, we have been using jing to create videos with our students. I create a powerpoint or I film something, then I screencast it using my students voices. They talk over the powerpoint or the video. When it is over, I can easily get a link or download the video to my computer.It's not a video tool but I would also recommend fotobabble which is a tool that lets you record your voices on pictures.