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Martin Burrett

Resource: Evolution of Storytelling - 0 views

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    "Stories are a part of the bedrock of human evolution sharing wisdom, history and cultural values to citizens growing into their society."
Martin Burrett

Storytime a 'turbocharger' for a child's brain - 1 views

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    "Storytime: While reading to children has many benefits, simply speaking the words aloud may not be enough to improve cognitive development in preschoolers.

    A new international study, published in the journal PLOS ONE and led by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, shows that engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive "boost.""
Martin Burrett

Writing Sparks - 3 views

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    "A superb creative writing site to stimulate ideas for opinion pieces, news articles, stories or poems. There is a teachers area with whole class whiteboard resources, and a pupil area where your pupils can write their pieces and print."
Martin Burrett

Video: The 3 little pigs and the big bad wolf story - 3 views

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    "Alternative and contemporary version of the Three Little Pigs from the Guardian newspaper. The story slowly unfolds as new information is produced. Use in lessons to focus on evidence and plot twists."
Martin Burrett

My Storybook - 2 views

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    An intuitive online book creator - write, draw, add images and share. The site has a bank of backgrounds to choose from and a range of tools to draw items into the books.
Martin Burrett

Scribble My Story - 9 views

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    This is an iPad app designed for young learners to tell stories through drawings, text and audio recording. There is is some clipart to draw into your story. There are a number of template stories, but you can also start from a blank book. Find it on the App store at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/scribble-my-story-fingerprint/id582092430

    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Tellagami - 12 views

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    Create short animated films with audio, text, backgrounds and a 3D avatar on an Apple device, then share the video online. Ideal for sharing ideas, tasks or homework. Download the app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gami/id572737805?ls=1&mt=8

    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams
Martin Burrett

Batalugu - 3 views

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    A fabulous site for creating and finding online children's books. Design your 'bestseller' by uploading images and using the bank of media to drag and drop your story to perfection. Then share with a link.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Inklewriter - 17 views

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    This site provides a easy to use platform to create branching stories. Add a new story thread at the touch of a button and you can even add images from the web. Preview your story as a map, publish online and share with the link with others.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Fred Delventhal

Storybricks - 11 views

Martin Burrett

Storybricks - 17 views

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    A 3D role-playing game designer that encourages learners to create stories narratives by playing the game. Designing games is fun and it is easy to share with your class mates.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Cube Creator - 10 views

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    We teachers like to shake things up a bit and how better to begin than by adding a little randomness into your lessons. This is a great site that creates custom cubes which you can use as dice in class. They are easy to create and great for children make for a range of subjects and activities. Give it a roll.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular
Martin Burrett

Write a Sci-Fi Story - 5 views

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    Make a customise sci-fi story with this great English resource.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

The Story Starter - 5 views

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    Get some weird and wonderful story starters. Just click on the button to view one of the million starters. There is also a junior version for younger writers at http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm.
Martin Burrett

Storyboarding - 23 views

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    A superb storyboarding site where users click and drag items onto the screen. A great tool for a class just being introduced to storyboarding.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Moglue - 13 views

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    An interesting downloadable programme for creating ebooks. Design your book by dragging pictures, sounds and actions from the gallery or upload your own.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

National Storytelling Week - 10 views

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    The Society for Storytelling's annual 'National Storytelling Week' is a wonderful way to kickstart sharing stories and reading in your school.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Competitions+%26+Events
Martin Burrett

Inanimate Alice - Homepage - 16 views

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    A wonderful series of interactive stories which use text, music, animation and games to tell the adventures.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Martin Burrett

Machinarium - 6 views

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    This is a wonderfully bizarre interesting story site where users move the character around and solve the puzzles. The demo version is free.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
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