Teaching is often telling a story. Teachers are storytellers. I believe this is more or less true regardless of the material that one teaches.
One of the reasons for this is that we, as humans, learn by listening and understanding the stories that we hear. Stories organize the meaning of information on a human scale and level.
Alan Levine undertook an interesting project. Tell the same short, 60 second story, using 50+ different web tools. The story about Dominoe the dog isn’t key here — what is interesting is to see the how the various technologies are used. And also to see how many tools there are out there to use!
It is a little window on a variety of tools that teachers can use to teach in their classrooms.
I am still exploring the tools, but thought I would share the information here first.