February 4, 2013
Looking for a new digital storytelling application? Zeen is a site where you can quickly create a multimedia rich story in seconds with some drag and drop uploading and YouTube/Google Image search functionality built right into the site. After creating an account (or linking Facebook/Twitter) you can create your very own Zeen. Users can include a variety of content on Zeen including headings, quotes, text, images, videos and links. I liked that you could easily grab images from your social accounts such as Flickr and Picasa. It was also really easy to grab a YouTube video as well using the built in search. Once finished you can share your story or even embed it into a website.
H/T to Technology Tidbits
Zeen is a great place for your students to create digital stories because it is easy to use and allows for searching from within the site. To get started...assign a homework activity where students have to create a Zeen about a famous person or book character. For more digital storytelling ideas check out my list of 5 animated story sites.