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    • Digital Storytelling Margaret Vass ICT Curriculum Support Officer Falkirk Council Education Services
    • Introduction Falkirk Council Education Services “ Digital Storytelling” uses digital tools to help tell stories. It can be effectively applied to almost any subject.
    • More Information Falkirk Council Education Services A digital story typically begins with a script. The storyteller then assembles media to support the ideas in that script, including images, music or other audio effects and voice. Digital storytelling caters for a variety of learning styles.
    • Storytelling ideas
      • Think small and stay focussed: The story should be between 3 to 5 minutes long at the most.
      • It might be:
      • A story about someone important: It could be a character story of someone who is admired.
      • A story about an event in your life: perhaps a journey, an achievement or a struggle
      • A story about a place in your life: For example, the country or town that you live in.
    • A Starting Point
      • Select a topic for a digital story. Think about the purpose – are you trying to inform, convince, provoke, question, etc.
      • Now you can start to think about the script. Begin by jotting down ideas. Discuss your ideas with others. Play out a rough story in your head.
    • The Script
      • Sketch out what you will narrate. Stories with the human voice added, as well as images and music can make them more personal
      • Remember that all stories have a beginning, a middle and an end
      • Read your script to a friend
      • when it’s finished and
      • redraft if necessary
    • Recording the Script
      • 4. Record the narration of your script. Small, portable mp3 players with built in microphones are ideal for this.
      • 5. Import the narration into Audacity
      • 6. Export as an mp3 file
    • Including an interview?
      • Know how to use your equipment before you begin
      • Have a trial ‘chat’ before you begin to make sure the equipment is working
      • Make sure you are in a quiet location
      • Don’t make noises like ‘uh huh?’ etc.
      • while the interviewee is talking.
      • Use visual cues instead
      • – like a nod of the head.
    • Image Resources
      • Collect image resources for the story. These can include pictures, drawings, photographs, maps, charts, etc.
      Falkirk Council Education Services
    • Organising Images
        • Windows Movie Maker or Photostory3 can be used to organise your images before publishing.
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    • Publishing the Story
        • Import the selected images in to Window’s Movie Maker. Modify the number of images/order of images, if necessary.
      • Import any audio file
      • Add title and credits
      • Finalise the story by exporting it as a video file.
    • Ways to Share the Story
      • Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows
      • Windows Movie Maker
      • Comic Life
      • http://photopeach.com/ …. and a whole host of other free web based tools
    • Some Useful Tools
      • Mp3 players with built in microphones are inexpensive and also very portable. The Philips ‘Go gear’ model is good quality and can be as little as £5 each.
      • Flip video cameras are very user friendly and
      • Prices start at about £70