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  • 1. Digital Storytelling, VisualLiteracy and 21st Century Learning Presented by Alfredo Papaseit CIS PD Session March 25, 2011
  • 2. Luxo Jr<Video>What do you think?
  • 3. The Changing Media Landscape
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  • 5. …but have you seen this <Video> What do you think?
  • 6. …or what happens when you can combine Flickr and Google earth <Video> ViewFinder
  • 7. ViewFinder ns&featur e=player_embedded What do you think?
  • 8. …and the company you areapplying to, starts accepting audiovisual application letters? <Video> Chris Traeger
  • 9. Welcome to the Human Network
  • 10. What do you think?
  • 11. Communicating Visually in the 21st Century: A Visual Literacy Framework Image from:
  • 12. Biological basisfor Visualcommunication Image from:
  • 13. • Auditory nerve: 30,000 fibers. • Optic nerve: 1 million fibers (Burmark, 2002)Image from:
  • 14. Basically, you’ve got a dial- up connection from the ear to the brain and broadband from the eye to the brainImage from:
  • 15. What is your definition of visual literacy? What do you think?
  • 16. My definition of visual literacy
  • 17. Navigating Evaluating Communicating
  • 18. Navigate kids have to be able to find stuff (Creative Commons Search) Image from:
  • 19. Evaluatekids have to seekmeaning in images. Image from:
  • 20. Communicate kids have to use images to create meaning, by telling stories, creating content, and contributing.
  • 21. Digital Storytelling vs. Digital SpectacleTrue digital storytelling is grounded in the developmentof personal stories through narrative, and focuses ondeveloping fundamental skills such as: • Writing • Accessing, evaluating and synthesizing media • Project management • Technical and computer use • Understanding how to use intellectual property in an ethical and socially acceptable manner
  • 22. Communicate Teacher tube – Youtube -- Second Life -- Film on the fly: Jing Our stories -- VoiceThread –
  • 23. Elements of Digital Storytelling: • Point of view • Dramatic questions • Emotional content • The gift of your voice • Soundtrack • Economy • Pacing
  • 24. Point of view What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
  • 25. Dramatic question A key question that keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered by the end of the story.Image from:
  • 26. Emotional contentSerious issues that come alive in apersonal and powerful way andconnects the story to the audience. Image from:
  • 27. The gift of your voice A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
  • 28. Soundtrack: Music or other sounds that support and embellish the storyline Image from:
  • 29. Economy Using enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer
  • 30. Pacing The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
  • 31. The end of the lights <Video> What do you think?
  • 32. 21st Century Literacy How are our students learning these skills? Image from:
  • 33. Resources THANK YOUAll resources for this presentation can be found at: