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Stories were once the primary medium for sharing knowledge and culture. Stories captivate our senses and excite our imagination. Today’s digital technologies allow us to bring the medium back into ...

Stories were once the primary medium for sharing knowledge and culture. Stories captivate our senses and excite our imagination. Today’s digital technologies allow us to bring the medium back into prominence by allowing media convergence, social interaction and audience (learner) involvement in the story.
Join this session to explore technologies, strategies and resources for story creation, student interaction and games in education.

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  • Format:1. Show the concept 2. Ask what they've done 3 Show Examples / Tools4. Provide demo / resources Put the resources out on a wikispace
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  • Why stories? (5 minutes) - Charles- info graphic?- share your use of stories / why haven&apos;t you used stories Let’s start by framing our understanding of “digital storytelling” by first looking at storytelling.Storytelling can be described a thousand different way and everyone you ask will be able to give you an interpretation of storytelling.Stories are about people or people like things. They are about the events and activities in which characters find themselves. And they are about mystery – we (as the viewer, or listener) wants to know what is next. Our sense of wonder needs to be fulfilled. – we’re still chasing that high…These definitions of storytelling stem far back in our history. We are used to this interpretation in text, but it can also be done in other forms of media as well.
  • In the last decade or so we’ve seen a shift in how storytelling is used in the classroom.In the past (standard column) we saw stories being used in a narrow focus. It was thought that storytelling was a lightweight activity and not a real learning tool.But today we’ve seen that when used in a thoughtful, reflective and formalized way, stories support student learning by: ENGAGINGStorytelling is an ideal teaching and learning tool. It gives serious weight to the need for students to make sense of their experiences. They use their own cultural perception to develop peer relationships and learn from others. They get to collaboratively reflect on their personal world views, through the eyes of others.But shifting from an entertainment or educator-controlled activity to a robust mode of student inquiry didn’t just happen over night. A number of factors came together. Various approaches were for classroom integration were developed, and of course technology and access to technology played a key role in creating this level of engagement.
  • Okay, that was the story side of digital storytelling, what about the digital side.Well, every time our society comes up with a new technology, we figure out ways to tell stories with it. Books, records, radio, television, and now our digital devices (computers, smartphones, the internet).In the late 80s we saw hyperlinks married with music, images, and simple videos weaved into self-guided narratives. This brought the idea of interactivity to storytelling, it was truly the bases for what we call digital storytelling today. Web 1.0 (simple, statically linked pages) became Web 2.0 – where dynamic, user-generated content became the norm and behind it we saw the growth of social networking tools.
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  • Collaborative Storytelling / Commentary (VoiceThread, Pearltrees, Google Presentation) (15 minutes) – CharlesStories are the essence of human experience They give us context and help us understand our world and each otherVoice Thread - 4th Grade - Letters from the Internment CampsIn this VoiceThread, students explore an historical event that is relevant to their physical community, the removal of Japanese-Americans to internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Collaboration is taken to a new level when actual internment-camp survivors respond, with real-life experiences, to students&apos; messages in the VoiceThread.
  • CivilizationSimsVirtual WorldsMindcraft 
  • Games / Augmented Reality / ARG (25 minutes) - CharlesAn ARG is a game which deliberately blurs the line between the game and the real world. Players investigate the world of the game using the same tools with which they interact with the real world such as websites, email, telephone conversations and even in-person discussions with actors playing game characters.Evoke is a ten-week, free to play, crash course in changing the world.The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems.Beast: One of the earlier examples of ARGs was from the 2001 movie AI. Jeanine Salla was listed on a movie poster and the trailer as a Sentient Machine Therapist.Searching the name would lead you to a website with a phone number and an email address. Following deeper into the rabbit hole would lead you to join in on a 12 week investigation of a murder. Over the course of the three months the Beast went on, it incorporated thirty diverse in-game websites, had live phone conversations with a game character and participated in Anti-Robot Militia rallies in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.Dark Knight: Comic-con 2007 Calling the number prompted a recording of a whimpering man being forced to read instructions for what came next: a scavenger hunt. The fans at Comic-Con were then painted with Joker makeup and sent off to find clues throughout San Diego, having to cooperate with those online in order to solve additional puzzles at the website.Find the lost Ring: was a huge 2008 Olympic themed ARG. It took place across six continents, in seven languages, and running for six months (29 February - 24 August 2008). It began with six amnesiac athletes with strange tattoos, and culminated in the "revival" of a fictional Ancient Olympic sport- which the narrative described as having disappeared 2000 years ago before the events of the game.I Love Bees was an alternate reality game (ARG) that served as both a real-world experience and viral marketing campaign for the release of developer Bungie&apos;s 2004 video game Halo 2. Players were introduced to the game if they noticed something strange about the web page hosting the Halo 2 trailer. This led them to a bee enthusiasts site, a malicious computer AI, I Love Trees, The Robots are Eating the Building,The Dragon Collective Trilogy: a Chinese language learning ARG for 6-9 graders. Player embark on three missions involving language sounds, culture and history, and decoding Chinese characters.
  • Games / Augmented Reality / ARG (25 minutes) - CharlesAn ARG is a game which deliberately blurs the line between the game and the real world. Players investigate the world of the game using the same tools with which they interact with the real world such as websites, email, telephone conversations and even in-person discussions with actors playing game characters.Evoke is a ten-week, free to play, crash course in changing the world.The goal of the social network game is to help empower people all over the world to come up with creative solutions to our most urgent social problems.Beast: One of the earlier examples of ARGs was from the 2001 movie AI. Jeanine Salla was listed on a movie poster and the trailer as a Sentient Machine Therapist.Searching the name would lead you to a website with a phone number and an email address. Following deeper into the rabbit hole would lead you to join in on a 12 week investigation of a murder. Over the course of the three months the Beast went on, it incorporated thirty diverse in-game websites, had live phone conversations with a game character and participated in Anti-Robot Militia rallies in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.Dark Knight: Comic-con 2007 Calling the number prompted a recording of a whimpering man being forced to read instructions for what came next: a scavenger hunt. The fans at Comic-Con were then painted with Joker makeup and sent off to find clues throughout San Diego, having to cooperate with those online in order to solve additional puzzles at the website.Find the lost Ring: was a huge 2008 Olympic themed ARG. It took place across six continents, in seven languages, and running for six months (29 February - 24 August 2008). It began with six amnesiac athletes with strange tattoos, and culminated in the "revival" of a fictional Ancient Olympic sport- which the narrative described as having disappeared 2000 years ago before the events of the game.I Love Bees was an alternate reality game (ARG) that served as both a real-world experience and viral marketing campaign for the release of developer Bungie&apos;s 2004 video game Halo 2. Players were introduced to the game if they noticed something strange about the web page hosting the Halo 2 trailer. This led them to a bee enthusiasts site, a malicious computer AI, I Love Trees, The Robots are Eating the Building,The Dragon Collective Trilogy: a Chinese language learning ARG for 6-9 graders. Player embark on three missions involving language sounds, culture and history, and decoding Chinese characters.

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  • Digital Storytelling in the Humanities • For wireless access, connect to network ThatCamp with password Fall2013 • Hashtag for this event is #THATCampHBG13 • To contribute toward the cost of this event, please visit www.harrisburgu.edu/ campuslife/thatcamp.php
  • Digital Storytelling in the Humanities http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/07/10/digital-storytelling-what-comes-to-mind/
  • Andy Petroski Director of Learning Technologies LTMS Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies Harrisburg University Harrisburg University Charles Palmer Exec. Director Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies CAE&LT Associate Professor of New Media Computer and Information Science Harrisburg University CISC / IM
  • Digital Storytelling in the Humanities apetroski.wikispaces.com @charlespalmer cpalmer@harrisburgu.edu @apetroski apetroski@harrisburgu.edu
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  • Storytelling in the Classroom Standard Engaging • • • • • • • • • • convey information; express views; share experiences; entertain; connect with others. • • • • • encourage co-operative activity; encompass holistic perspectives; value emotional realities; link theory to practice; stimulate students' critical thinking skills; capture complexities of situations; reveal multiple perspectives; make sense of experience; encourage self review; construct new knowledge. Alterio, M. (2002) Using storytelling to enhance student learning, The Higher Education Academy.
  • Evolution of Storytelling Impact Integration Interactivity Immersion
  • Storytelling Mediums Images/Video Social Media Collaborative Games
  • An interactive drama played out online and in real-world spaces, taking place over several weeks or months, in which dozens, hundreds, or thousands of players come together online, form collaborative social networks, and work together to solve a mystery or problem ... that would be absolutely impossible to
  • Solving “real” problems the story presents Participatory storytelling and collaboration Elements of an ARG Multimodal play over time (online + Real World) Use of Collective Intelligence (cognition, cooperation, coordination)
  • Digital Storytelling in the Humanities apetroski.wikispaces.com @charlespalmer cpalmer@harrisburgu.edu @apetroski apetroski@harrisburgu.edu