Digital Storytelling Web Tools

flickr.pngFive Card Flickr
Five Card Flickr is a website designed to foster visual thinking. You are dealt five random photos for each draw and have to select one each time to add to a selection of images that taken together as a final set of 5 images – tell a story in pictures. When you are done, you have the option to add a title and explanation and you then can save the story.

This web based application allows individuals to create comic strips. These comic strips can include characters, objects, talk and though balloons, as well as have various background colors. The comic strips can be printed or emailed once completed.

comicmaster.pngComic Master
Comic Master is a free, easy to use tool for creating short graphic novels. While the backgrounds and characters are somewhat limited, it's possible to make and print comics at this site without creating an account. The site also has an educational resources page with lesson plans and ideas for using comics in the classroom.

storymaker.pngMy Storymaker
What story do you wish to tell? The Ghost Who Made Friends with the Genie or how about The Fox Who Wanted a Cupcake? My Storymaker is the perfect storytelling environment for confident and reluctant writers to tell these stories and hundreds more. As you control a character’s actions, emotions, and interactions, the program writes the story.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then let this site provide the picture to inspire your words. Choose a picture from the gallery, and add text. Word choices are available or use your own. There is also an introduction to writing poetry using this tool.

50ways.png50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story
A great resource for digital storytelling tools and ideas.