Presentation on theme: " ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop- up books. Using ZooBurst, storytellers of any age can."— Presentation transcript:
ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop- up books. Using ZooBurst, storytellers of any age can create their own rich worlds in which their stories can come to life.
Zooburst can be used as another way to publish stories written by children. Zooburst allows the authors to maintain a moderated discussion forum for each book, providing a virtual space in which readers can interact with one another. Students can make comments on each others stories and the author determines if the story can be viewed by others. Ability to be used at any level.
At the top right is a “show instructions” button that walks the user through all of features. Authors can easily share their story using a simple hyperlink, books can be embedded in any website or blog, or the book can be emailed to others. If a user clicks on a character, dialogue can be inserted. Users can upload any personal photos to be used in the story. Users can spin the book around to view from any angle. I liked the duplicate page feature so I didn’t have to recreate my background scene over and over again.
The available picture library is quite limited. The Adobe flash plug-in must be installed to view the finished book. There is a web cam mode that allows a reader to interact with the book via a web cam, something called Augmented Reality. I tried several times to get this to work and couldn’t.
Zooburst offers two types of accounts. A basic account and a premium account. The basic account is free with a simple registration. It offers users 10 books per account with up to 10 pages per book. The premium account is $9.99/month or $49.99/year and offers users unlimited books with up to 50 pages per book, sound, voice recording, ad free books and the ability to manage a classroom by setting up student user names and passwords.
My son and I created this story based on one that he had written in Kindergarten. Joseph’s Zooburst project Joseph’s Zooburst project