50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story
  • Find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that sounds interesting and see if you can produce something. I have used each tool to produce an example of the original Dominoe story, plus links are provided, where available, to examples by other people.

Animoto - a powerful online video creator - Educators can apply for a free "all access" pass that lasts for 6 months - and the pass is renewable.
  • Amazingly simple and very creative tool. Simply create an account using the code Mrs. Foster has, upload your images, choose music, and create a video. Check this out.

Avidemux - Main Page - Free Video Editor
  • Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. The program was written from scratch by Mean, but code from other people and projects has been used as well. Patches, translations and even bug reports are always welcome.

Bitstrips: Comic Builder
  • Yes it is a free online comic strip creation application.
  • Create comic strips, create characters, scenes, etc.

Dfilm - is now Dvolver. Make your own movie with the MovieMaker
  • Dvolver begins with Dfilm. Dfilm was one of the first (if not the first) digital film festivals and a pioneer of the early web years - founded by Bart Cheever, a pioneer in and of himself. Dvolver's founder, Ben Rigby, joined Dfilm as chief technical officer in the late 90s. His team's first task was to redesign Dfilm's website and to find a compelling way to promote the festival. During a brainstorm meeting, Ben devised the "MovieMaker" concept - it would be an easy to use tool for creating and sending online movies. With the backing of Dfilm's talented design and management team, the MovieMaker became a reality and soon became more popular than the festival. Over 2 million visitors made movies in the first month. It was a blow away success and continues to be used by 1000s of people every day.
  • Dvolver Training Video

Embedr - Create Video Playlists and Embed them Anywhere

  • This tool is FANTASTIC. Have used it a number of times. Embedr is a free service that lets anyone create a custom playlist of videos from the top video sites on the web.
  • Create videos - upload the videos to a site such as Vimeo (see below) - and create a play list of several of your videos. The play list can then be embedded into your web page.

  • The rich media presentation tool. Tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant.

  • Free
  • Empressr is the first free online storytelling tool that allows you to create, manage and share rich media presentations online. Upload your video, images and audio to get started creating cool slideshows. If you have your own website, blog, or social networking page, you can either post a link or embed your Empressr. Empressr also has great charting and table tools to create dynamic business presentations.
  • Located in New York City and San Francisco, the Empressr team is made up of people who are passionate about the web, creating stories, technology and life. Empressr was developed in response to what we saw as the limitations of existing presentation applications. If streaming video and Flash are more dynamic ways to present information, then wouldn’t individuals and businesses benefit from the ability to include them in presentations? So we developed a way for anyone to create rich media presentations without having to be a technology expert. The result is the first free online visual storytelling and presentation rich internet application that is so innovative and easy to use, we think it just might revolutionize the way presentations are created.
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Masher: Create A Video, Music and Photo Mashup -
  • Masher let’s you easily create a video by mashing together video clips, music tracks and photos. So you can create a video to brag about your holiday, to wish your friend happy birthday, or to show off your creative side. Whatever you have to say, a video speaks a squillion words, so get mashing! . Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Masher offers a large collection of video clips from the BBC's Motion Gallery and Rip Curl video. There is a large music library, an effects library, and a good selection of video player skins. If you don't find content that you like in Masher's library, you can add your own images, video clips, and music clips through the Masher uploader. Masher also gives you the option to insert text throughout your videos. Creating with Masher is a simple matter of dragging elements from the media gallery into the timeline editor. From there you can arrange the sequence of elements using the drag and drop interface. When you're happy with the sequence, publish and share your production.

Photo Peach
  • Photo Peach is a new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or Facebook account. You can also use images saved on your local hard drive to create your slideshow. Photo Peach is similar to Animoto and Stupeflix services although they do have some differences worth noting. Adding captions to each image is a little more intuitive on Photo Peach than it is on Animoto. To add captions to your Photo Peach slideshow simply type your desired text into the caption box that appears as each image is automatically displayed by Photo Peach. Changing the order of appearance for each image is also easier on Photo Peach than it is on Animoto. Changing the sequence of images in Photo Peach is a simple drag and drop procedure.

Prezi - The zooming presentation editor
  • Prezi is zooming sketches on a digital napkin. It's visualization and storytelling without slides. Your ideas live on stage and on the web. Have you ever wondered about presenting your thoughts as free as they come? Ever got tired of creating a slideshow? It's been said, that the best innovations come from people who are unhappy with the tools they use. We realized that our ideas won't fit into slides anymore. Putting together creative thinking and technology expertise, we have created Prezi, a living presentation tool.
  • How to Make a Prezi
  • Learn Prezi Video
  • Many Learn Prezi Videos
  • More Prezi How to Links

  • Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips. In many ways Stupeflix reminds me of Animoto, but there are a couple of differences that are worth noting. Stupeflix allows users to drag and drop their images into the sequence that they would like the images to appear. Adding text to the images is easier in Stupeflix than it is on Animoto. Stupeflix offers only one default soundtrack so you have to upload your own audio clips. That said the advantage of Stupeflix is that you can use more than one audio clip within the same video.

Tooble - Internet video by your rules.
  • Download any video from Youtube. Convert it to play on your iPod, iPhone or computer. Do it in as little as three clicks.

Tube Chop - Chop You Tube Videos
  • TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.

Vimeo - Upload 500 MB of videos you create for free
  • Check this out - upload your videos and this program will allow you to then embed your videos onto a web page.
  • Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.
  • Upload 500 MB PER WEEK of videos you create for free.

Wildlife Filmaker, Video Mashups, Animal Videos, Wildlife Footage - National Geographic
  • If you are creating a film involving animals - you really need to check this site out!
  • Make a custom nature film with animal clips, sounds and more. Then share your masterpiece with friends.
  • Extremely easy to use.

Xtra Normal
  • Xtra Normal is a unique service that enables students to create animated, narrated movies just by typing the dialogue then dragging and dropping characters and set elements into the movies. There are free and paid plans for using Xtra Normal. The primary difference between the plans being that the paid plan offers more options for the setting of your story. The standard plan should be more than adequate for most academic applications.

A quick guide to interactive YouTube videos: Check out the Barack, Paper, Scissors video - It's great!
  • YouTube videos have come a long way since Evolution of Dance. Instead of just staring at the computer screen, a new crop of videos are encouraging users to interact with them by clicking on links embedded within the video. Interactive YouTube videos are being used to create games and quizzes and their use is only limited to the imagination of their creators.
  • First some examples of the videos, then on how to how they are created. Viewing each video on the YouTube site itself is highly recommended.

How to make a Youtube interactive video
  • This is a Youtube video describing the steps needed to make an interactive video on Youtube.

Zoho Show

  • The online tool for making powerful presentations.Whether you are a professional, a teacher, a student, a businessman, a salesman or anyone looking to put together a cool presentation, you have come to the right place. Zoho Show's pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use.
  • Zoho How to Video