Thursday, August 16, 2012

What's Your Story?

I recently attended the annual Ed Tech conference at Bridgewater State University and saw a lot of intriguing things. One presentation was on a free website called Storify.

Storify  is a website that lets you create a story using your social media networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.

In fact, you can use several social networks and “drag” content into a story you can craft on the site. You can upload posts, links, images to create a story line.   It also allows you to add text, thus creating context for your story.

I can imagine many ways an instructor could use it.  A Composition instructor might give students a subject and ask for a story that includes photos, images and content.  A student could comment on a photo and create a story timeline describing how the photo came about.  A history instructor could ask students to begin with a past event and chronologically evolve to current events by using photos, quotes, facebook quotes, images, websites etc.  They could comment on similarities, etc. and start to conceptualize on how history repeats itself.

Check out the website and tell us what you think!