This free Australia-based resource gives budding filmmakers the training and tools to make their own short films. Through inspirational videos, step-by-step process guides, and the outstanding Storyboard Generator, where kids can create and save a detailed storyboard, kids will get a full understanding of what it takes to make a movie.
The Knotted Line
This artistic time line offers an unconventional approach to learning history. Paintings, videos, audio, charts, and text encourage students to think about the complex issue of freedom in America and how it relates to the imprisonment of various groups throughout history. The Knotted Line also could serve as a model for a culminating student project.
Make Beliefs Comix
Make Beliefs Comix is a versatile comic-creation tool, terrific for promoting creativity and storytelling in ELA, ELL, social studies, and other content-area classrooms. Educators will find numerous resources, including lesson plans with instruction ideas, writing-prompt suggestions for students, and advice on using the site with students with autism, hearing issues, and other special needs.
Erin Wilkey Oh is Executive Editor of Education at Common Sense Education, a nonprofit organization and creator of Graphite ™, a free service that helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with edtech, and connect with expert educators. This post first appeared in THE Journal.