Here's a fun way to encourage student writing while applying an understanding of a concept or story line.
The tool is Google Story Builder and here's the link.
Be sure to check out their samples on the start page of Google Story Builder.
Students create characters, develop their lines that show the interaction, explanation, or plot, add music, and save as a video.
Here's a tutorial:
Here's a Prezi with more information:
Try it with Math story problems, as a book trailer, as a review of science concepts, or a discussion between historical figures:
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Math Problems From Refranz Davis
Here is a great quick step set to Google Story Builder by Jason Carooll from Text Help
For the Pinterest Lovers, I did a search for Google Story builder and quite a few pins of samples have been posted:
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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