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    • Digital Storytelling, VisualLiteracy and 21st Century Learning Presented by Alfredo Papaseit CIS PD Session March 25, 2011
    • Luxo Jr<Video>What do you think?
    • The Changing Media Landscape
    • …but have you seen this <Video> What do you think?
    • …or what happens when you can combine Flickr and Google earth <Video> ViewFinder
    • ViewFinder ns&featur e=player_embedded What do you think?
    • …and the company you areapplying to, starts accepting audiovisual application letters? <Video> Chris Traeger
    • Welcome to the Human Network
    • What do you think?
    • Communicating Visually in the 21st Century: A Visual Literacy Framework Image from:
    • Biological basisfor Visualcommunication Image from:
    • • Auditory nerve: 30,000 fibers. • Optic nerve: 1 million fibers (Burmark, 2002)Image from:
    • Basically, you’ve got a dial- up connection from the ear to the brain and broadband from the eye to the brainImage from:
    • What is your definition of visual literacy? What do you think?
    • My definition of visual literacy
    • Navigating Evaluating Communicating
    • Navigate kids have to be able to find stuff (Creative Commons Search) Image from:
    • Evaluatekids have to seekmeaning in images. Image from:
    • Communicate kids have to use images to create meaning, by telling stories, creating content, and contributing.
    • 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
    • Communicate Teacher tube – Youtube -- Second Life -- Film on the fly: Jing Our stories -- VoiceThread –
    • Elements of Digital Storytelling: • Point of view • Dramatic questions • Emotional content • The gift of your voice • Soundtrack • Economy • Pacing
    • Point of view What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
    • Dramatic question A key question that keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered by the end of the story.Image from:
    • Emotional contentSerious issues that come alive in apersonal and powerful way andconnects the story to the audience. Image from:
    • The gift of your voice A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
    • Soundtrack: Music or other sounds that support and embellish the storyline Image from:
    • Economy Using enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer
    • Pacing The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
    • The end of the lights <Video> What do you think?
    • 21st Century Literacy How are our students learning these skills? Image from:
    • Resources THANK YOUAll resources for this presentation can be found at: