Web of Stories is a pretty cool site that easily allows students to tell their stories or interview a family member or friend about theirs. Here’s a description from the site:
Everyone has a story to tell. Over time many stories become forgotten, but now Web of Stories offers you the chance to tell your story for future generations to enjoy.
Web of Stories began as an archive of life stories told by some of the great scientists of our time. As the number of stories grew, it became obvious that some were on related topics and a web was slowly being created of connected stories. After a while we also invited famous people outside the field of science to tell their life stories.
We are now opening up Web of Stories to everyone, inviting you to help make our web of stories grow. We all have wonderful stories to share, and have family and friends whose tales we would like to hear. So tell your stories, and invite others to tell theirs.
The great thing about Web of Stories is that you can talk about virtually anything you like; the time you learned to ride a bike, the feeling of climbing a mountain, a conversation you may have had with a late relative… the range of topics you can talk about is endless!
We have created technology that allows you to either record direct to your computer with a webcam or upload a video you have filmed on your handycam or phone. You can even perform simple edits with our trim tool, and of course you can record as many stories as you like.
Once you have recorded your story (or stories) you will be asked to provide a title, a brief description and keywords that will help others when searching for stories of interest.
We hope to provide lasting first-hand accounts of people’s experiences – imagine that in a hundred years’ time your grandchildren or great grandchildren will be able to watch you telling stories about your life today.
I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience.”