Digital Storytelling<br />By: Catherine E.<br />
Many, many moons ago…<br />Stories were told though word of mouth. <br />Parents spent time passing along stories to their children<br /> Stories were told in homes and classrooms<br />
Then, times began to change…<br />Students and children went from hearing stories to reading them in books…<br />Along came the Internet and all kinds of new technology<br />
Uh oh, what are teachers to do with all this new technology?!<br />
While this was a new dilemma, educators' were ready to conquer it.<br />So, along came digital storytelling <br /> + <br />
Okay, okay, what exactly is digital Storytelling?<br />Digital Storytelling is….<br />A way for people to tell personal stories through digital tools<br />Allows people to become computer literate<br />“… the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights.” - Leslie Rule, Center for Digital Storytelling<br />
Benefits of digital storytelling<br />Allows students to become familiar with the computer, technology, and software<br />Allows students to tell a story they may not otherwise want to share<br />Helps students becoming <br />comfortable with classroom<br /> presentations<br />
Benefits continued<br />Develops literacy skills<br />Motivates students since they are now “digital natives”<br />Applicable to all grade levels (even college and beyond)<br />
What do I use to make a digital Story?<br />There are a variety of software programs that can be used including:<br />Prezi<br />PowerPoint<br />MovieMaker<br />PhotoStory<br />iMovie<br />Many of these are either included on your computer or can be downloaded as a free trial!<br />
All you need in a software program, and some pictures/clip art to create a story.<br />You can even add voice over or sound to a presentation if you want! <br />Many programs allow for voice recording<br />For example: PhotoStory, PowerPoint,<br />
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