Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Storify: Make Stories Using Social Media

Storify is a really cool site to create stories using social media.  You simply search the web (Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) for your story elements and then drag and drop them into the story line.  You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers. Then you can publish or embed the story.

Why should I make stories with Storify?
According to their site, "Millions of people are sharing content through social media. But these streams of information are quickly lost in the never-ending stream of updates. With Storify, you can put together the best Tweets, photos and videos to make stories that will be remembered."

Educational Applications?
  • My first thought is this format could used as a way to create skills standards for various occupations.
  • What a great way to create stories in journalism class following current events, natural disasters, etc.
  • Government classes could follow legislative events to create a storyline and study the legislative process.

Let us know how you would use Storify!

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