Story Remix – At Last a Worthy PhotoStory Successor

PhotoStory 3 (Windows XP’s slideshow creation tool) first released in 2004 continues to hold cult status among many teachers. Photo Story was (And is) a free Windows XP program for creating video presentations from photos complete with titles, captions, sound effects, narration and background music. It’s simplicity and flexibility made Photostory an instant success with teachers and to this day is in regular classroom use, right across the curriculum. Whatever…

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Digital Storytelling using Powerpoint 2010 in a Junior Infants Classroom

This is the story of a digital storytelling project that I have undertaken with my class of 25 junior infant boys using ICT to enhance learning in Literacy in their first year in primary school. Having considered a number of possible technologies, I finally decided on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010. I selected this piece of content free software to create our digital stories for a variety of reasons. I was familiar with using it…

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Morph your own Avatar on Morfo

Morfo App is not specifically designed for educational settings but this application, available both for Apple and Android devices can be used to great effect in the classroom. The app itself was designed for entertainment bringing people, pets and TV personalities to life. The following post will attempt to give a ‘walkthrough’ for a teacher or student interested in integrating this resource into a unit of work in SESE History,…

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