Digital storytelling and book making can help students express themselves and demonstrate learning. These great digital book creation apps and websites take traditional books and storybooks a step further, combining text with visual and audio elements to make students' publications truly multimodal. Students can write down their thoughts and assemble a collection of original or curated content ranging from photos, drawings, and images to audio and video clips -- in some cases, even animated text.
The thought of students' storytelling could conjure images of autobiographical presentations or fantastical tales -- these are certainly options. But it's also important to think beyond personal narratives to how students might share the "stories" of their learning on any topic. And beyond student presentations and publications, plenty of teachers are jumping on board, creating dynamic books and presentations that serve as instructional tools.
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