What is a Digital Story? • A short, first person, video- narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music and other sounds
Pre-Production • deconstruction what is digital storytelling? • setting a criteria and finding story ideas • finding audio and visual resourcesProduction • planning, storyboarding and collecting visuals • work time: creating audio and putting media together constructionPost-Production • rough cuts • final edits • celebrating our stories • thinking about assessment/reflection
Kinds of Digital Stories1. Teach Me Something ‣ an instructional or how-to story2. Tell Me A Story ‣ tell a story about someone special, your school, or your community3. Environmental Concerns and Social Issues ‣ share environmental concerns and social issues to raise awareness and promote social action
What makes a powerfuldigital story? Let’s watch some....and discuss
Hiddenhttp://theconstructionzone.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/hidden-a-project-that-worked/The Recycling Can and the Garbage Can http://vimeo.com/24284978No Easy Cruise by Janice Robertson http://vimeo.com/27179092A Special Lady by Christina Rzazewskihttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHjGXzR5AbsHow to Animate a Rolling Ball http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgbLAreElNIThe Fox and the Owl by Marty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN8aAvqIbhgThe Silent Hero by Emily Cowley http://vimeo.com/39284130Summer All The Time http://vimeo.com/24285443Not a Fairy Tale http://vimeo.com/24296379
Setting criteria...In small groups discuss the DS you’ve just watched andbrainstorm a list of things you notice.What makes a great Digital Story?Come up with 4 - 5 criteria for an effective DS.
Criteria for an effective DS•emotional connection•good story•music, images, narrative, should all flow•pacing is appropriate•audience appeal•message is clear
7 Elements of Digital Stories• Audience• Purpose• Emotional/Meaningful Content• Voice• Technology• Connections Great help for teachers• Economy• Pacing
Curriculum ElementaryMedia Literacy/Language Arts:•identify some media forms and explain how the conventions and techniques associated with them are usedto create meaning;•create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions,and techniques,•reflect on and identify their strengths as media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and thestrategies they found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts;Writing/Language Arts:•generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;•draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic formsand stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience;Oral Language/Language Arts:•use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety ofpurposes;Depending upon topics/themes for your grade/subject area, also check:•Drama•Social Studies/History/Geography
Curriculum ExpectationsEnglishENG3U WRITINGOVERALL EXPECTATIONSBy the end of this course, students will:•Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and informationto write for an intended purpose and audience;•Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a variety ofliterary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purposeand audience;•Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills andstrategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, andpresent their work effectively;•Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areasfor improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at different stages in thewriting process.
So where do we begin? Bernajean Porter :http://www.digitales.us/resources/seven_steps.php#
Finding our stories• a most embarrassing moment• a thunderstorm you remember• a special person in your life• a unexpected happening on a vacation• childhood mythology• an ‘aha’ moment in your first years of teaching• the unexplained...???
Resources• Brenda Sherry http://tech2learn.wikispaces.com• Peter Skillenhttp://www.youthbet.net/photovoice/pages/ymca-academy.php• Kent Manning http://digitalstory.ca• Bernajean Porter http://Digitales.us• David Brear http://www.members.shaw.ca/dbrear/dst.html• Jason Ohler http://www.jasonohler.com• Adobe Youth Voices http://essentials.youthvoices.adobe.com/