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Resources for creating content

 Slide narration

Educreationsrecordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. Students and colleagues can replay your lessons in any web browser, or from within our app on their iPads.

emaze: attractive slide templates, including infographic elements. Allows collaboration

Empressr  add video, audio and other media. Also offers collaboration, sharing and analytics

Evver add images and music to make movie

Exposure "enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos."

HelloSlide is a pdf-only tool that allows you to add computer-generated voice to your documents.  Upload your presentation, type the speech for each slide, and the programs automatically generates audio.  Presentations are searchable, editable, and available in 20 different languages.  An edit feature allows you to tweak the speech without re-recording the audio. Translations are available as a paid feature.  This may be useful for ESL learners.  The English voice reminds me very much of the one used on Xtranormal.  (Note: it is super easy to export PowerPoint and Keynote files as pdfs.)

Haiku Deck for iPads and desktops

Knovio  Upload PowerPoint presentations and add video and audio.

Live  Narrate the story of your real-world slideshow


Mikogo doubles as a web conferencing software, promotes collaborative work 

Narrable upload images and record or play music behind.  You may also use your phone to record audio  Upload slides and images, in either ppt or pdf formats.)  The program converts your files and allows you to  record and present into your webcam as if you were presenting to an audience.  A simple self editing function for missteps. Presentations may be shared or embedded.  Your initial registration offer a month of premium service.  After that a basic account is free and will allow you to record presentations up to 15-minutes long. 

Movenote: offers a similar arrangement of recorded side content accompanied with photos, PowerPoint slides, text documents or even videos. Movenote synchronizes the video and the side content for you when recording the presentation.

MyBrainshark: This promising tool allows you to add voice to PowerPoint, documents, images, speadsheets, or videos.  (MyBrainshark supports nearly 100 video formats.)  Polls may be inserted. Users may add narration with their phones or computer microphones or by uploading a pre-recorded MP3.  Speaker notes may be displayed as a support.  And visual dashboards allow creators to track viewing results.

PaperSlide: simple strategy for filming use paper slides

PowToon: Do-It-Yourself animated presentation tool that allows narration and features cartoon-like graphics, text and effects.

myPlickthree-step process for uploading slides and audio, syncing, publishing, sharing

9Slides: For iPad and Web, create video to go with your slides and sync your text and video elements.  Free accounts allow for five talk

PreZentit easy presentation creation, collaboration and sharing Moves away from the sequential slide-by-slide model to a more mind-map point to point style, with the standard components of the traditional presentation. 

Projeqt: simple, intuitive platform that mashes up live blog feeds, tweets, interactive maps, quizzes, etc.. 

SlideBoom is available in two versions. The ad-supported free version includes audio, video, animations and the ability to make graphical annotations on your slides. Analytics, private group sharing and additional security are Pro features.

SlideDog download and create playlists supporting all file formats. Allows dual display for presenters.

SooMeta: search for and bring in media and polls, add your own voice or music from Soundcloud.

UtellStory Upload pictures, add text captions and audio narration to each slide/soundtrack. Free version offers thirty seconds per slide and up to two minutes of total audio

Vcasmo upload slides and audio or video narration into a single presentation.

Vuvox  media-rich interactive presentations collating images, audio and video with Collage tool.

YouTube Upload images and use annotations tool to add text for each frame

Zentation sync slides and video and upload presentation to YouTube.

Zoho Show

Screencasting tools

  • Screenr:  allows you to capture images from your desktop, select the location and size of the capture, and record your voice over the action on your screen.  A pause button allows you to take a break.  Login through Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Google, Linkedin, or Windows Live ID, and you are ready to record and instantly publish on your platform of choice. Of course, you can also embed elsewhere. You are limited to 5 minutes of recording.
  • Screencast-o-Matic: records screen actions within the chosen dotted border.  After the count-down, you may record and then publish to the Screencast-o-matic site, to YouTube, or to a video file.  The free application limits you to a 15-minute presentation. Registration is not essential unless you choose to save to the Screencast-o-matic site.  If you are registered you can add notes and captions–a lovely feature for distant or flipped instruction!  A Pro-account offers sophisticated editing functions.
  • Jing:  The free version of Jing requires a download (for Windows or Mac).  Using the docked sun tool, users may record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video and instantly share using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or (Jing’s storage area which allows 2 gigs of space).  You can mark up screenshots with text boxes, arrows, highlighting, or captions.  Jing is also a handy tool for capturing screen images.
  • Camtasia, by TechSmith, the makers of Screenr is not free, but it is a reasonably-priced full-function screen capture tool that allows users to customize and edit videos, record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share high-quality, videos.

Easy collaborative video

  • WeVideo: Cloud-based social video editor
  • (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, and videos you want to use in order to create your own online video and then share.


  • Mozilla Popcorn Maker: add content to video in the form of pop-ups, images, maps, links, etc.
  • Thinglinkadd links and content to images
  • GlogsterEDU: allows students to create image and media-rich interactive web-based posters
  • eduCanon: for building interactive video lesson

For creating playlists

  • EdCanvas: Designed for digital lesson creation. Teachers build canvases by dragging, dropping, organizing, and by adding labels, and text content.  Content may be added when searching within the platform itself
  • Tildee: for creating and sharing web-based step-by-step, how-to-do-it, illustrated tutorials
  • MentorMob: for creating, sharing and collaborating on embedable learning playlists from Web content and all sorts of imported media.
  • create embeddable Learn Boards on topics by pointing to videos, blogs, images and documents on the web. Board creation permissions are granted on rolling basis.
  • social education platform encouraging exploratory and cooperative learning.
  • Kahoot! create interactive quizzes

For conversation 

  • FlipGrid: create multiple grids and multiple questions for 90 second video responses
  • Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) a virtual, embeddable sticky note board for brainstorming, backchanneling and discusssion. 
  • VoiceThread: not just for storytelling, pose a question and hear answers in voice and/or video 
  • Voice Comments: comment on student Google Docs


  • Poll Everywhere: easy flexible polls for web or mobile
  • Doodle: schedule meetings,make simple choices
  • InfuseLearning:  ask open ended, text, multiple choice questions; set up quizzes
  • Socrative: engaging and easy class response system

Talking Avatars

  • Voki: Embed announcements, explain, introduce content 
  • Blabberize: Make any image talk
  • FotoBabble: Make any image talk, add backgrounds

For fun:

  • ReciteThis: turn a quote into an embeddable poster
  • Smore: embeddable, sharable, media-rich and modular
  • BigHugeLabs–allows users to generate a variety of poster types–movie, motivational, magazine covers, etc.
  • Comic Life create comics and posters

Mac users with recent versions of QuickTime can also easily record their screens. Files will be saved in QuickTime (.mov) format and may be edited using either QuickTime or iMovie. 

And then, of course it is possible to use the wide variety of digital storytelling tools as tools for instructional content.


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