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?
Photo Story (free with PCs)
iMovie (free with Macs)
Movie Maker (free with PCs)
Adobe Premiere Elements
Animoto (web site)
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
About Creative Commons
"Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.“
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.
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Fryer
Free Play Music
Free Music Websites
Incompetech Royalty Free Music
Partners in Rhyme
Did you know?
In 2007, the average Australian family household had:
3 mobile phones
2 DVD players
2 portable MP3/MP4 players
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.”