Dvolver allows you and your students to make fun movie animations without knowing anything about the technology. It practices dialogues and language work. It is easy to use, a great technology tool if you want to start to introduce some technology into your teaching and learning. The students choose the charaters, set the screne and then write the dialogue. It is then all automatically turned into a small movie. Great fun with teengage learners but not ideal for younger learners.You can learn to use this technology in just a few minutes. Ideal for writing dialogues and practicing languages.
MakeBeliefsComix is an online comics making site that is quick and easy to use and ideal for young learners. It has an obvious use in language teaching but could be used in a range of contexts. Students can choose from a range of characters, props etc and then build their stories. It is very easy to use and the resulting comics can easily be distributed. It is a nice technology to work with if you are just starting to work with technology and want to introduce some ideas into your class or for students to do at home. A simple tool for educators that takes very little time to learn to use.
A useful tool if you want to get your students writing dialogues. Students can choose from millions of pictures supplied by FlickR, add them into a presentation and then write about them through using bubbles similar to what you see in comics. There is an incredible number of high quality pictures ot choose from. Really nice site, easy to use , free and it allows students to get quite creative. You can also get students to stand up and present their work too. This really is a useful language learning website and one I have often used.