If you did not have a chance to attend Rachel Rauch’s 1 p.m. session at the November Indianapolis JEA conference, here’s a recap from the audience’s perspective.
Titled, “Multimedia storytelling: There’s an app for that,” Rauch gave a quick tutorial on 10 free apps that a staff can use to spruce up its digital storytelling.
- Easily layer audio, video, Google Forms, exit tickets, quizzes, writing activities on top of images.
- Now has 360 degree and Virtual Reality capabilities
- Turn stories, videos, and pictures into a flipbook
- Comb public social media accounts and curate into a story
- This simple graphic design app overlay text on images, videos and animations
- Take small posts and put them on an interactive timeline
- This digital publishing app can take anything .pdf and turn it into a magazine
- Remember to consider Google slides an easy go-to for creating a publication on the go
- Canva is another option to use with issuu.com
- Tumult Hype
- Create interactive infographics here
- According to its web page, Tumult helps create beautiful HTML5 web content–interactive web content and animations made with Tumult Hype work on desktops, smartphones and iPads (no coding required)
- Pic Flow, Flipagram, Videolicious
- Create and edit videos with music and text (need no video skill whatsoever)
- Pin ideas or create boards for stories
- Use Thinglink to take a reader to a Pinterest board, for example
Takes Instagram to a whole new level
- Preloads design packages
- Overlays on pictures and makes them look “really cool”