All the world’s best movies, from Casablanca to Star Wars, started with text.
Plotagon is an interesting online tool that is driven by the text created by your students.
Its beauty is that whilst your students are using the genre of scriptwriting they can see the impact of their words.
It is currently a free tool and has a relatively large application download (download locally and share perhaps? )
The animation is driven by text. There are no timelines or animation clips – Just the ancient technologies of creativity and the written word.