Digital Stories as Reflective PiecesCourtney McKenna, QUSS instructor• Weekly blogs – using blog tool in Blackboard • Reflect on class discussion • Triangulate topics from other courses • Comment on current events • Identify what was most important to the student each week• Digital Story: • Synthesis of blogs to show personal or intellectual transformation throughout the semester • Camtasia Relay – or other software familiar to student
Lessons Learned• Student feedback • Enjoyed going back to review blogs • Helped put the semester into perspective • “Not another paper!”• Lessons learned • Need to push students to not be so literal with the “recap” • May require the inclusion of outside materials • Other courses • Events • In class showcase?
Digital Story & Photovoice for ServiceLearningTracy Van Oss, DHSc, OTR/LDigital storytelling was final project for a service learningcourse incorporating photos with narration:• Youth Day Fair at the Yale Bowl• North Haven Fire Department Bike Safety Day• International Walk To School Day• St. Andrews Children Fair• Halloween Safety at Keefe Center
What is the workflow? Select CombineWrite script Record images, m narration & narration usic, video and otherstoryboard s, text media
Tools for creating/collecting mediaRecord narration • QuickTime, iMovie, Sound RecorderFind…• Images • Flickr Commons & Creative Commons• Videos • Flip Video Cameras, YouTube, Vimeo• Music • Jamendo, ccMixter Mac• Sound effects Windows • Freesound, SoundBible
Tools for finalizing/combining media• Edit images • iPhoto, Live Photo Gallery• Edit/record video • iMovie, Live Movie Maker • Camtasia Relay• Share product • Publish to YouTube • Share Camtasia link Mac Windows
Tips, tricks, & suggestions• Provide support for tools• Make sure hardware is accessible• Choose a good microphone• Encourage process writing • Have check-in assignments• Smaller groups (3-4 students)• Plan a showcase
Resources for faculty & students• AT’s Multimedia support page• Instructional Technologists • Jeremy, Monica, Gary, Christina• Technology Center – Flip Cams, tripods, etc.• The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling • University of Houston