Telling Stories in many different web 2.0 languages

Ever since I started my MET, I have had the pleasure of experimenting with a wide range of story-telling web 2.0 tools. I was happy to see that this was one of our Rip.Mix.Feed activity options, as I feel I have had the opportunity to use several of the tools available and I wanted to share my favourites here.

One of the first story-telling tools I used that integrates images, audio and text was PhotoPeach. I used it to create a digital story about me for ETEC565:

Going Places by Sheza Naqi

Another story-telling tool worth mentioning here is

I used the site to create a presentation on Open Education Resources for ETEC522 that allowed me to upload my PowerPoint presentation and add audio and a voice-over to it.

Open Education Resources – An Environmental Analysis

Just this week I used XtraNormal for the first time to create an animated video for ETEC512. This has to be one of my favourite story-telling tools now. I especially love the fact that some of the character sets are updated often and that you can record your own voice for the characters. I actually bought an educator subscription for the site after completing my video – I know my students will love it 🙂

And last but not least my favourite find – the Prezi tool. Who knew zooming in and out could be so much fun!? 😉

Here’s the link to a “story” I made at the end of ETEC532 that was a reflection on my learning in the course: My MET Brain, version 5.3.2

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5 Responses to Telling Stories in many different web 2.0 languages

  1. joypenner says:



    You have compiled a great collection of tools here. I had trouble narrowing it down to one. Thanks for including a variety. I enjoyed all of your presentations.


  2. Deborah S says:

    I love Xtranormal! I discovered it about a year ago in the MET program and have used it for several assignments and I also created an introductory video that I show to my grade 11 Accounting students on the first day of the semester.


  3. Hey there Sheza,

    I love Prezi too! As of this term I’ve now created Prezi’s for two subjects, so I think I need to back off and explore new tools because I don’t want to use the same thing over and over! (what a shame though, right?!) I loved your Xtranormal video – I can just imagine you and your friend/colleague recording the voiceovers 🙂


  4. Sarah Richer says:

    Hi Sheza,

    Your journey and photos remind me very much of my own experiences abroad. I really like how you used PhotoPeach to document your life story. I have never seen the tool before and appreciated the constant flow and story.

  5. Sarah Richer says:

    P.s. Love your Prezi as well! The movement and visual connection with the gears really pulled me into the presentation.

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