As I reflect on the transformation in my thinking about using technology in my classroom, several things come to mind...
Even though there are great digital apps online...it is frustrating to me that I have to sign up, then try it out and then find out there is a cost to be able to do the things I want. I appreciate that people who create these wonder tools want to make money, but it is still exciting to learn something new, struggle to learn the ins and outs, and then after so many house spend find I can't download it or share is a simple way.
Infographics are great...I have yet to find a site (including Piktochart, Ease.ly, or infogr.am) that I would use with elementary students. But I am still looking.
DIGITAL STORY TELLING
Comic Strips...These comic strip sites were easy to use and are doable with elementary students. Still not sold on actually using them in class. Maybe as a beginning of the year, get to know you kind of thing.
Students love to use more pictures and less text. I can see me using more and more digital story telling in the future. There are some great apps for the iPads for digital story telling. (Telestory, Videolicious, PuppetPals, Puppet
I have been having students create stop motion videos. Here are a few samples of how they have been sharing their digital stories. Audio soon to be added.