Digital Tools and Tutorials for Making

Expand/Collapse Digital Tools and Tutorials for Making

Digital stories come in a variety of formats. Here are some digital tools and tutorials to explore.

This collection is part of the CLMOOC running June 18- August 2, 2015. Over the course of these 6 weeks we will play with new tools and processes, share our results and our learning, and explore the educational framework known as Connected Learning.

  • How to Create an Interactive Image with Thinglink

    In this short video learn how to create annotated images with Thinglink. Thinglink is an online tool that lets you annotate images with text and media. It's a simple, easy to use tool that can help you transform a single still image into a rich source of information. There's a million different ways you could use this, but this video will overview the basic authoring techniques and then leave it up to you to find great ways of putting it to use for your own needs and goals!

    Check out the entire collection of KQED Digital Tools videos!

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Gifs + Videos = Zeega

    Zeega is a new platform for organizing media from around the Internet to create interactive stories about anything in the world. From crazy cats to remixed popular film clips, Zeega enables users to practice the craft of storytelling in a new, dynamic, digital way. In the latest episode of Art School, Zeega's creators talk about this new tool and the inspiration behind its name, then demonstrate how create your own Zeega using GIFs from the Internet, original content, music and text.

    Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Collaborative Website Building with Tumblr

    Tumblr is a hugely popular and highly social blogging platform with an emphasis on images. Many Tumblr sites are dedicated to gathering and sharing images on a particular theme.  Lots of individuals use it for social networking, and it is also common for groups and businesses to use it as part of their online identity and for social marketing outreach.  With a little bit of extra know-how, Tumblr can be a powerful tool for collaborative website building.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Make Unique Media Mixes with Meograph

    Meograph is a media making tool that you can use online for free in your web browser. It allows you to create unique mixes of media content, including photos and videos you find on the web, as well as your own media assets. Check out the entire collection of KQED Digital Tools videos!

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Photo Editing with Pixlr Mobile App

    Create quick images for social media, or dig deeper for more advanced compositions and high quality work with the Pixlr Mobile app. Check out the entire collection of KQED Digital Tools videos!

    Grades: 6-12
  • Working With Photos in Pixlr Editor

    Pixlr Editor is a powerful free, browser based online photo editing tool. Learn the basics, how to work with layers and shapes and how to use the selection tool in these videos.

    Check out the entire collection of KQED Digital Tools videos!

    Grades: 6-13+