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Discovery Education and Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. 10 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education into the Classroom Andrea Alderman
  2. 2. Inserting Media into SMART <ul><li>Any of the 20,000+ images, videos, sound effects or songs can be downloaded and embedded directly into a SMART notebook page </li></ul>
  3. 3. BLM and Teacher’s Guide <ul><li>The “Related Materials” tab in Discovery Education streaming links to Blackline Masters and Teacher’s guides. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Songs that help teach <ul><li>Learning Our Long Vowels (02:56) Long vowels say their names.© 2005 Twin Sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Our Short Vowels (01:47) Learn about short vowel sounds. © 2005 Twin Sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Letters “c” and “g” Have Two Sounds (04:48) In words the consonants C and G are sometimes hard and sometimes soft. </li></ul><ul><li>Q and U Are Friends (01:13) A song about words that start with QU © 2005 Twin Sisters </li></ul><ul><li>People Move (2:18) </li></ul><ul><li> Considers the five themes of geography: location, place, regions, movement, and human environmental action. © 2011 Lodge McCammon Songs. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Word Clouds <ul><li>Use one of the thousands of encyclopaedia articles or speeches to makes word clouds in Wordle or Tagxedo </li></ul>
  6. 6. Curriculum standards search <ul><li>Search content linked to SK curriculum </li></ul>
  7. 7. Builder tools <ul><li>Writing prompts, </li></ul><ul><li>quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>assignments </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thematic Foci <ul><li>Browse weekly teaching topics that include video segments, lesson plans, and student activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the archive for all previous themes. </li></ul><ul><li>Located under Streaming Canada Plus / Teacher Centre </li></ul>
  9. 9. DEN <ul><li>The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a STAR Discovery Educator for lots of perks! </li></ul>
  10. 10. PD and Webinars <ul><li>Discovery hosts a ton </li></ul><ul><li>of free and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>webinars! </li></ul><ul><li>The PD section of their website also provides help and videos to help teachers make the most of Discovery Education </li></ul>
  11. 11. More ways to use DE streaming <ul><li>Click here </li></ul>
  12. 12. Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World
  13. 13. What is Digital Storytelling? <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Digital Storytelling Association </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. What Digital Storytelling is Not <ul><li>“ Digital storytelling is not simply narrating a set of pictures. It is the process of using words and pictures to tell a story.” (Mullen & Wedwick, 2008, p. 68) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling is not simply digitizing a picture book! (Scott Meech @smeech via Twitter) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why Digital Storytelling? <ul><li>In The Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Students can demonstrate their grasp of concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesized Brain (doing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retaining (watching) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative outlet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can use a myriad of media, photos, images, songs, video, sound to express themselves and their stories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FSL/ ELL Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use media to help reach foreign language students – matching vocabulary and imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is engaging – a format that the YouTube generation is accustomed </li></ul>
  16. 16. How to Tell a Digital Story? <ul><li>As easy as 1 – 2 – 3! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outline a story idea </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find some media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a tool and build your story </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Outline a Story Idea <ul><ul><li>Prompts can be visual: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Five-Card Flickr </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mystery Places Voicethread </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompts can be written: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Education Writing prompt builder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Education “ On this day ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ You’ll never guess who showed up at my school today!” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Find some media <ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Songs </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Effects </li></ul>Discovery Education streaming
  19. 19. Finding safe source material <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(search 20K+ images, sounds effects, video content k-12) </li></ul><ul><li> (searches Flikr for CC photos) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Pick a tool and build your story <ul><li> – add images and match them up with music and even add quizzes! </li></ul><ul><li> – add images and songs to create a music video! (semi free) </li></ul><ul><li> – make any image talk! </li></ul><ul><li> – create animated video stories, pictures and more. Includes timeline and multiple layers. Owned by Disney. Mostly Elementary audience. </li></ul><ul><li> – Cut and paste DE images and clipart, songs and more into an animated cartoon story! (free) </li></ul><ul><li> – pick your scene, type in your script, add action and sound, and publish! </li></ul><ul><li> – short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. </li></ul><ul><li>More tools http:// </li></ul>
  21. 21. Using your social networks to tell a story!
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  24. 25. Storytelling on the Fly – Improvisation <ul><li>Use any video without words (live animal cams from zoos work well) with to create a voiceover. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you improv? Try Pechaflickr ! Enter a tag, and see how well you can make sense of 20 random flickr photos, each one on screen for 20 seconds. See advanced options to chose different number of slides or timing. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Digital Storytelling and Special Education <ul><li>What is your student good at? </li></ul><ul><li>So many of the Web 2.0 tools for storytelling can be used for students who have differing abilities (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Great article on how a Special Education teacher adapted digital storytelling for her student`s needs </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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  27. 28. <ul><li>So what story will you tell? </li></ul>