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Using ict to create digital stories v2

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    Using ict to create digital stories v2 Using ict to create digital stories v2 Presentation Transcript

    • Creating digital stories Lena Arena DER Project Coordinator Sydney Region [email_address]
    • The challenge…
      • Wanting students to use digital imaging as a mode of communication and personal reflection
    • What is a digital story?
      • Many definitions, but in general, combining the art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video, animation, and Web publishing.
      • Revolve around a theme and often contain a particular viewpoint; stories are typically just a few minutes long.
    • Types of Digital Stories…1
      • Personal narratives:
        • Memorial Stories – about a person’s memories
        • Stories about events in our lives
        • Stories about places in our lives
        • Stories about what we do
    • Types of Digital Stories…2
      • Examination of historical themes and events:
        • Based on material students explore
        • Facilitates research and organisational Skills
    • Types of Digital Stories…3
      • Stories that Inform or Instruct
        • Can be argued that all digital stories inform (or instruct)
        • But the distinction is that digital stories can be created that deliver instructional content on many different topics, including: Mathematics, Science, Languages, Medicine, etc.
    • Elements of a personal narrative digital story
      • Overall purpose of the story
      • Narrator’s point of view
      • Choice of content
      • Clarity of voice
      • Pacing of the narrative
      • Meaningful soundtrack
      • Quality of the images
      • Economy of the story detail
      • Good grammar and language usage
    • Sample digital stories
      • Student Sample
        • http://www.microsoft.com/australia/wvx/student_work_sample_digital_story.wvx
      • ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
        • http://www.acmi.net.au/video_kids.htm
    • Sample digital stories
      • The Educational Uses of Digital Story Telling
        • http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu
    • Why use digital stories?
      • An effective learning tool for students
        • Research Skills
        • Writing Skills
        • Listening Skills
        • Speaking Skills
        • Organisational Skills
        • Technology Skills
        • Presentation Skills
        • Interview Skills
        • Interpersonal Skills
    • Why use digital stories?
      • Stories created by teachers can serve:
        • As a lesson hook
        • As a way to integrate multimedia into the curriculum
        • As a way to make difficult content more understandable
        • To facilitate classroom discussion
    • What do I need to create a digital story?
      • Software:
        • Photo Story (free with PCs)
        • iMovie (free with Macs)
        • Movie Maker (free with PCs)
        • MemoriesOnTV
        • Adobe Premiere Elements
        • Animoto (web site)
      • Hardware:
        • Computer
        • Microphone
        • Headphones
    • Developing your Digital Story
      • Pre-writing: brainstorming, collecting images, researching, outlining, and storyboarding
      • Drafting: creating a script and developing form
      • Revising: modifying images and organisation
      • Editing: timing, images, and narration
      • Publishing: the final product
    • Evaluating digital stories
      • Sample rubric
    • About Creative Commons
      • "Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.“
      • creativecommons.org
      • Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit.
      • Noncommercial means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.
    • About Creative Commons…2
      • No Derivative Works means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
      • Share Alike means: You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
    • Great websites
      • Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
        • http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/index.html
      • DigiTales
        • http://www.digitales.us/index.php
      • Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Fryer
        • http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/ds
    • Great Websites
      • Flickr Storm
        • http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
      • FlickrCC
        • http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/
      • Free Play Music
        • http://freeplaymusic.com/
      • Find Sounds
        • http://www.findsounds.com/
    • Free Music Websites
      • Incompetech Royalty Free Music
        • http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
      • Sounddogs
        • Http://www.sounddogs.com/
      • Jamendo
        • http://www.jamendo.com/en/
      • Partners in Rhyme
        • http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/
    • Did you know?
      • In 2007, the average Australian family household had:
        • 3 mobile phones
        • 3 TVs
        • 2 computers
        • 2 DVD players
        • 2 portable MP3/MP4 players
        • 1 VCR
        • 2 games consoles
      • (Source: ACMA study cited in Lee, M & Gaffney,M (eds.), Leading the Digital School. 2008)
    • Some interesting statistics 150 million people are actively using Facebook. "If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.“ CEO Facebook
    • A quote for thought…
        • “… We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.”
        • Sir Arthur C Clarke