I never realized how many tools are available to people to create videos! The possibilities for digital storytelling are endless. It literally took me a long time to figure out which program to use.
I have used a program called My Story Maker before, which involves creating a storybook. There are animations that can be manipulated. I really enjoyed that program, but I wanted to try something new.
I signed up for a Blabberize account and played around for a while, but I found some challenges with adding a voice to my character. However, I see potential to use this within a classroom, if I have the proper equipment. I think it would be a great program to use to bring a “guest speaker” into the classroom. So I am going to continue working with it to find all of its functions and capabilities.
The program I decided to play with this time, was animoto. I really enjoyed using this and it was really easy to maneuver. What I liked about this is that I can use this as a ‘tool’ for my professional side (eventually). I see possibilities to use this to demonstrate my abilities as a teacher. I can tell my story through photography. I think I will use this again to help illustrate my teaching philosophy in my blog-folio.
Without further ado… my digital story: