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Animoto

Automatically creates beautifully orchestrated completely unique video pieces from your photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy. Jasper Place English 10 students (and teachers too!) have created personal responses to various poems. Take a look at some samples:

Audacity
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder.  You can use Audacity to record live audio, cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording and more

Dvolver Movie Maker Tool
Have you ever wanted to direct your own movie?  No problem.  Dvolver Movie Maker helps you make a movie in a few simple steps.  When your opus is complete send it to a friend.  Or, post it to your website.

Flickr
Flickr is one way to get your photos and videos to the people who matter to you.

Mixbook

Padlet

PechaKucha.

Prezi
is an easy to use exciting presentation tool.  Prezi develops slideshows differently. Instead of creating slide based presentations this application can be used to create non-linear presentations. It's possible to zoom in and out of a map rather than moving between slides.  Easy to learn and use, Prezi will impress and inform.  
Here are two samples created by students in English 20 and then shared:

Storybird

Storyboard That

Tiki-Toki

Tiki-Toki is an easy-to-use, point-and-click timeline creation service.


Toondoo and Makebeliefs Comix
Create comics at both of these sites - sign up for Toondoo for free, or just head to Makebeliefs and start to create!!

 Voicethread

Voicethread is the most famous digital storytelling tool.  You add pictures or your videos and let others comment on it.

Wordle
Wordle generates 'word clouds' from text that you provide.  THe clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.