DIGITAL STORYTELLING "WE ARE OUR STORIES. WE COMPRESS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, THOUGHT, AND EMOTION INTO A FEW COMPACT NA...
A Quick Exercise List three events that have had a major impact on, or stood out in, your life? Handouts:  http:// classro...
Today’s Objectives <ul><li>What is digital storytelling? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is digital storytelling important in our cl...
What is Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital sto...
Why Digital Storytelling is Important <ul><li>Helps develop visual and multimedia literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides stu...
Power of Images Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Elements of a Digital Story <ul><li>Point (of View) </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Question </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Conten...
Point (of View) <ul><li>Stories are told to make a point. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every part of the story can service this p...
Point (of View) <ul><li>Tell the story in a first-person point-of-view. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes the story more persona...
Point (of View) Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Dramatic Question <ul><li>Well-crafted stories set up tension from the beginning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romance – “Will th...
Dramatic Question Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Emotional Content <ul><li>Good stories contain a common theme everyone can relate to. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul...
Emotional Content Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
The Gift of Your Voice <ul><li>Think about conversations…what do we listen for? </li></ul><ul><li>Reading vs. reciting the...
The Gift of Your Voice Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Soundtrack <ul><li>What soundtrack is running in your head? </li></ul><ul><li>How has music “tricked” you in the past? </l...
Soundtrack Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Economy <ul><li>Two tracks happening simultaneously (audio and visual) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm sorry this letter is so lon...
Economy Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Pacing <ul><li>Considered by many to be the true secret of storytelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Moto-meter </li></ul><ul><li>Fa...
Pacing Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Digital Storytelling Process <ul><li>Write, then write some more. </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Locate Re...
Write <ul><li>Strategies to get started or overcome blank page syndrome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4x6 index cards </li></ul></...
“Priceless” Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Write <ul><li>You have 30 minutes to write your own “Priceless” story.  Keep in mind that you are telling a  story  in dig...
Storyboard <ul><li>Method to plan out your story in two dimensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I...
Locate Resources <ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul>Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pb...
Create Handouts:  http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
Share <ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Village </li></ul><ul><li>NextVista.org </l...
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  1. 1. DIGITAL STORYTELLING &quot;WE ARE OUR STORIES. WE COMPRESS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, THOUGHT, AND EMOTION INTO A FEW COMPACT NARRATIVES THAT WE CONVEY TO OTHERS AND TELL TO OURSELVES.“ - DANIEL PINK, A WHOLE NEW MIND Brian Grenier Technical Site Coordinator, El Paso ISD [email_address] http://bumpontheblog.etowns.net http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  2. 2. A Quick Exercise List three events that have had a major impact on, or stood out in, your life? Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  3. 3. Today’s Objectives <ul><li>What is digital storytelling? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is digital storytelling important in our classrooms? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the elements of a digital story? </li></ul><ul><li>What process do we go through in writing digital stories? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools are available to assist me in creating digital stories? </li></ul><ul><li>Creation and showcase of our own digital stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Many examples! </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  4. 4. What is Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power through weaving images , music , video and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, and insights. -adapted from Digital Storytelling Institute Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  5. 5. Why Digital Storytelling is Important <ul><li>Helps develop visual and multimedia literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with a competitive and compelling voice. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students write more effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages self-directed, self-motivated learning experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches technology, information, and visual literacy. </li></ul><ul><li>Engages our students in their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning taking place at the upper level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses Texas Technology Application TEKS, specifically under the communication strand. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages cross-curricular learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally… </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  6. 6. Power of Images Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  7. 7. Elements of a Digital Story <ul><li>Point (of View) </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Question </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Content </li></ul><ul><li>The Gift of Your Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  8. 8. Point (of View) <ul><li>Stories are told to make a point. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every part of the story can service this point. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audience may forget the story, but remember the point. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the point can be difficult. </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  9. 9. Point (of View) <ul><li>Tell the story in a first-person point-of-view. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes the story more personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to increase your our attention as we listen </li></ul></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  10. 10. Point (of View) Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  11. 11. Dramatic Question <ul><li>Well-crafted stories set up tension from the beginning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romance – “Will the girl get the guy?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure – “Will the hero reach the goal?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Murder mystery – “Who did it?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When the question is answered, the story is over. </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  12. 12. Dramatic Question Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  13. 13. Emotional Content <ul><li>Good stories contain a common theme everyone can relate to. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vulnerability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance </li></ul></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  14. 14. Emotional Content Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  15. 15. The Gift of Your Voice <ul><li>Think about conversations…what do we listen for? </li></ul><ul><li>Reading vs. reciting the script </li></ul><ul><li>Speak slowly and in a conversational style. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the script writing terse. </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  16. 16. The Gift of Your Voice Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  17. 17. Soundtrack <ul><li>What soundtrack is running in your head? </li></ul><ul><li>How has music “tricked” you in the past? </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrical vs. instrumental music </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of copyright infringement </li></ul><ul><li>Get permission if you are going to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make money directly or indirectly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadcast your story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many copyright-free collections available to you. </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  18. 18. Soundtrack Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  19. 19. Economy <ul><li>Two tracks happening simultaneously (audio and visual) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm sorry this letter is so long, but I did not have time to make it shorter.” </li></ul><ul><li>Can your story be told effectively with a relatively small amount of text and images? </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit vs. implicit illustration </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  20. 20. Economy Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  21. 21. Pacing <ul><li>Considered by many to be the true secret of storytelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Moto-meter </li></ul><ul><li>Fast paced – urgency, action, nervousness, excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Slow paced – contemplation, romanticism, relaxation, simple pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps our attention </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  22. 22. Pacing Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  23. 23. Digital Storytelling Process <ul><li>Write, then write some more. </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Locate Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  24. 24. Write <ul><li>Strategies to get started or overcome blank page syndrome </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4x6 index cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing prompts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a story from a set of pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting into the scene </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building blocks of a good story –Ira Glass </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  25. 25. “Priceless” Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  26. 26. Write <ul><li>You have 30 minutes to write your own “Priceless” story. Keep in mind that you are telling a story in digital format. Keep the length of your story to five to six lines. </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  27. 27. Storyboard <ul><li>Method to plan out your story in two dimensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images, script, transitions, soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Each line takes about ten seconds to read </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 seconds is ideal length for images to appear </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard template example </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  28. 28. Locate Resources <ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com Images Music Flickr FlickrStorm Pics4Learning FlickrCC Free Stock Images CC Mixter Freeplaymusic.com Free Play Music Find Sounds Flash Kit
  29. 29. Create Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  30. 30. Share <ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Village </li></ul><ul><li>NextVista.org </li></ul>Handouts: http:// classroomtech.pbwiki.com
  31. 31. Showcase
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