Teachers can easily make their own Capzles, either as actual teaching tools or as examples for students who want to make their own. They're easy to share because kids don't have to register to see the ones you make; you can send students a link or embed your Capzles in another website.
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Capzles is a social-networking and storytelling website. Users can combine photos, videos, blog content, and music into explanatory slideshows and share them with friends or the general public.
To create their own Capzles, users register by entering an e-mail address, a username, and a password. Then, the intuitive slideshow-creation tool walks you through adding a title, text, images, backgrounds, and other items step by step. Capzles are public by default unless users alter the settings.Continue reading Show less
Capzles can be a great way for kids to tell stories. For example, they can describe historical events like the Russian Revolution, document an event in their lives, or make a virtual book report with quotes and images. Unfortunately, teachers won't find a ton of great examples on the site; many previous users haven't added citations or done serious research, and some Capzles aren't even complete.
Users can friend and e-mail total strangers through the site -- which, of course, can be a concern. For now, students must be over the age of 13 to register on the site and create slideshows.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.9-10: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.9-10.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|SL.11-12: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.11-12.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|W.9-10: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.9-10.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.|
|W.11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.11-12.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.|