4.- Tools for Storytelling

Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, often with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. The term ‘storytelling’ is used in a narrow sense to refer specifically to oral storytelling and also in a looser sense to refer to techniques used in other media to unfold or disclose the narrative of a story (Wikipedia).

Here you will find some tools with which you can do storytelling from simple to complex.

1.- Create stories using social media.

Storify: Quickly search, filter and publish social content from your owned assets and across the web: text, photos, even videos.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKHsGGt75DQ

Shorthand: Shorthand Social is an easy way to create and publish media-rich stories online, and then share those stories more effectively with your Twitter followers.

Tutorial: https://social.shorthand.com/ShorthandSocial/32FCV1IUU/a-guide-to-shorthand-social

2.- Mapping.

Ushahidi: An open source project which allows users to crowdsource crisis information to be sent via mobile.




Storymap: StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events.



Timeline.js: a great web tool that uses Google Sheets for presenting data in an interactive timeline.

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUVUjt7jd1c

3.- Voice narration

Slide Story: Slidestories are picture slideshows with voice narration. Each picture in a slideshow has an accompanying voice narrated mp3 audio file, optional tags, and text caption.



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