Digital Storytelling

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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. DIGITAL STORYTELLING "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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