What is Digital Storytelling?<br />Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.- Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association<br />
Why Use Digital Storytelling?<br />Uses technology as an integrated approach to improving student’s oral, visual, and written communication skills<br />Provides an engaging learning experience which blends writing, technology, and emotion to create a compelling product of value<br />
Steps to creating a Digital Story<br />Step 1: Writing<br />Step 2: Script<br />Step 3: The Storyboard<br />Step 4: Locating Multimedia<br />Step 5: Creating the digital story<br />Step 6 : Sharing<br />
Step 1: Writing<br />Students will write a story using prompts from teacher<br />
Step 2: Script<br />Students will create a script, listing the digital components they would like to include along with where they will fit into the story<br />
Step 3: The Storyboard<br />Students will create a storyboard, which is a hand written rough draft of how they want their digital story to look<br />
Step 4: Locating Multimedia<br />Students will use the internet to find resources to add to their digital story<br />
Step 5: Creating the Digital Story<br />Students will create their story using the software available<br />
Step 6: Sharing<br />Students will share their movies in class, and post them on the internet<br />
What are the Benefits?<br />• Digital storytelling develops visual and multimedia literacy in students.<br />• Digital storytelling provides students with a competitive and compelling<br />voice by enlarging the boundaries of who students can communicate with<br />and by increasing the depth and power of that communication.<br />• Digital storytelling permits students to recapture creativity, develop it and<br />intensify it, apply it, extend it…<br />• Digital storytelling helps students write more effectively by permitting the<br />visualization of the writing, resulting in an additional level of perception<br />that extends the writing process to a place seldom reached.<br />• Digital storytelling provides an authentic personal learning experience- as<br />such; student investment is greatly increased resulting in greatly improved<br />motivation and end product.<br />• Digital storytelling teaches elements of technology and information<br />literacy-students use many different computer applications and must be<br />conversant about locating and managing visuals and video, as well as<br />being able to do so in the context of copyright and fair use.<br />
My Digital Story<br />My digital story– Coast to Coast<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe2TykMhD-E<br />
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