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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom


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Do you have a story to tell? Combine writing, media, and artifacts to create wonderful stories

Do you have a story to tell? Combine writing, media, and artifacts to create wonderful stories

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  • 1. Digital StorytellingDo you have a story to tell?Presented by:Stephanie Dixon
  • 2. Stories represent who we are, portray ourlife experiences, and when presented toothers, help connect us to others throughcommon shared experience.David JakesStephanie Dixon
  • 3. Agenda• Overview/Samples• The Process of Digital Storytelling• Tools of Digital Storytelling• Group Project: Louisiana Products• Presenting and Assessing Digital Stories• Dissemination of Materials• Course EvaluationStephanie Dixon
  • 4. Think about one of yourfavorite stories…What about the story appealed toyou as a reader or listener?Stephanie Dixon
  • 5. Characteristics of a good story:• A single theme, clearly defined• A well developed plot• Style: vivid word pictures, pleasing sounds andrhythm• Characterization• Faithful to source• Dramatic appeal• Appropriateness to listenersBaker and Greene, Storytelling: Art and Technique, pp. 28Stephanie Dixon
  • 6. Digital Storytelling• A story told using digital media such asaudio, video, and images• Under 5 minutes• Can be emotional (affective domain)• Oftentimes personal such as anautobiography• Instructional, persuasive, historical, orreflective• Begins with a script
  • 7. Bernajean Porter The Art of Digital Stories• Point of View• Elements of a Good Digital Story– Live inside your story– Unfold lesson learned– Develop creative tension– Economize the story told– Show, don’t tell– Develop craftsmanshipStephanie Dixon
  • 8. Joe LambertThe Center for Digital StorytellingPodcast:•• Dixon
  • 9. Joe LambertThe Seven Elements of Digital StorytellingPoint of ViewDramatic QuestionEmotional ContentThe Gift of Your VoiceThe Power of the SoundtrackEconomyPacingStephanie Dixon
  • 10. •• SRN- 6010501Stephanie Dixon
  • 11. Sample 1 Dixon
  • 12. Gail Matthews-DeNatale• Combines visual, aural,and kinesthetic learning• Iterative productionprocess encouragesrevisiting, reflecting onmeaning• Increases literacy/fluencyacross media• Connects prior lifeexperiences, course, andother co-curricularlearning• Can be shared beyondacademiaPodcast:•
  • 13. Carole McCullochUses of DigitalStorytelling:• Demonstrate acompetency• Describe a process• In Portfolios ofachievement• Develop writing skillsand sense of story foryounger studentsWiki: Dixon
  • 14. Carole McCullochGood Digital Stories:• Are personal• Begin with the story/script• Are concise• Use readily-available source materials• Include universal story elements• Involve collaboration: "Story circles," in whichparticipants give and receive feedback on their storiesand scripts, are an important part of many digitalstorytelling workshops. As Joe Lambert puts it,"Storytelling is meant to be a collaborative art. It is muchmore realistic this way, and much more fun."
  • 15. Dr. Arnie AbramsDigital Storytelling for All AgesDigital Stories OftenInclude:• Digital images• Video clips• Narration• Music, sound effects• Transitions• Words/TextHandout: Dixon
  • 16. Sample 2 Dixon
  • 17. Benefits• Address multiple learning modalities• Visual and multimedia literacy• Foster sense of individuality andownership• Deeper thinking as a result of organizingand synchronizing media• Competitive Voice- ability to distributestory to a world wide audience (DavidJakes) Stephanie Dixon
  • 18. NETS 2007Creativity &InnovationCommunication &CollaborationResearch &InformationFluency Critical Thinking,Problem Solving &Decision-MakingDigital CitizenshipTechnologyOperations &Concepts
  • 19. Partnership for 21st CenturySkills• Creativity and Innovation Skills• Critical Thinking and Problem SolvingSkills• Communication and Collaboration SkillsArticulating thoughts and ideas clearly andeffectively through speaking and writingStephanie Dixon
  • 20. Student Profiles6-8:Create original animations or videos documenting school,community, or local events. (1, 2, 6)9-12:Create and publish an online art gallery with examples andcommentary that demonstrate an understanding ofdifferent historical periods, cultures, and countries. (1, 2)
  • 21. Sample 3 Dixon
  • 22. Home is Where You Find It2009 My HeroFilm Festival Winner Dixon
  • 23. Other Samples•••
  • 24. Tips• Beginning, middle, and end• Enhance with original art, photographs,and other artifacts• Point of view• Music that aids in the progression of thestoryStephanie Dixon
  • 25. David JakesThe Digital Story ProcessWriteWrite some moreStoryboardLocate resourcesCreateShareStephanie Dixon
  • 26. Jason Ohler•• Example: “A GoodDad” Dixon
  • 27. Storyboarding• Mapping out the story• Organizing ideas• Can use index cards, Word, PowerPoint,Inspiration, Google Docs/NotebookStephanie Dixon
  • 28. Digital Storytelling Steps• Develop your story• Write your script• Create a storyboard• Gather media (audio, music, video,images, etc.)• Build the story (pull all the media together)• Share your storyStephanie Dixon
  • 29. Topic Ideas• Interview• Myth or legend• The perfect vacation• Recipe• A character• Inspirational stories• Taboo topics• Events andexperiences• Survival• Discovery• Accomplishment• Adventure• Loss• LegacyStephanie Dixon
  • 30. The ToolsNarration Video Music Images SoftwareAudacity- editor Flip Your owntaken with acameraMovie MakerBasic- WindowsSoundRecorder (.wav)Vado DiscoveryEducationMicrosoftPhotoStoryRecorder builtinto MovieMaker,PhotoStory AmericanMemoryAdobePremiereElementsDigitalVideoRecorderNationalArchivesiMovie
  • 31. Creating a Sample DigitalStoryTopic: 21st Century TechnologyCreate a video that depicts the technologyused today.• Find the folder with the saved images• Use the images to create a simple videousing Photostory• Each slide must have text• Use the music creator in Photostory• Save the project as a video!
  • 32. A few thoughts…• Copyright/Fair Use for Educators- seechart• Digital Citizenship-• Authorship on the web– Grammar/content/accuracy– Ownership?Stephanie Dixon
  • 33. Web-based Video Production• take images andmusic• – takes images,video, and narration• - animatedStephanie Dixon
  • 34. Image Editing Sites•• http://bighugelabs.comStephanie Dixon
  • 35. Collaborative Activity• Groups of 3• Create a 1-2 minute digital story based onassigned product• Write script• Create storyboard• Gather media (images, video, audio,narration, PPT slides, etc.)• Build story• Assess using rubricStephanie Dixon
  • 36. Louisiana ProductsOptions:• Informational• Documentary• Interview• Select product• Create folder ondesktop; sharedfolder• Gather researchinformation• Write script• Digital photos• Video footage• Pull all into MovieMaker and Narrate!
  • 37. Products to choose from:• Louisiana Fish Fry• Tabasco Sauce• Louisiana Hot Sauce• Steen’s Syrup• Camellia Beans• Zatarain’s mix• Community Coffee• Zapp’s• Tony Chachere’sStephanie Dixon
  • 38. Media• Text• Video Footage• Images• Music• NarrationStephanie Dixon
  • 39. Your Tools• Narration- Microphones• Digital Video Clips- Vado Camera• Text on Slides- Microsoft PowerPoint• Digital Images- Digital Camera, Webimages• Music-• Software- Movie Maker• Video and Images- Discovery EducationStephanie Dixon
  • 40. Vado Pocket Video Camera• Computer may need XVID Codec• The Vado software should have the fileIf not…• - run thefile on the computerStephanie Dixon
  • 41. Start by importing your video,images and other media.
  • 42. Storyboard and Timeline Viewdrag video and images fromCollections in the order you wantthem to appearCollectionsThis is where the images, video,sounds you import will becontained.Stephanie Dixon
  • 43. Key Terms• Collection – all of the media you importinto the program• Project- work in progress. You cancontinue to edit a project (.mswmm file)• Movie- the final project you save by usingthe Save Movie Wizard (.wmv file)Stephanie Dixon
  • 44. Digital Storytelling Resources••••• Dixon
  • 45. Assessing Digital Stories• Jason Ohler- Dixon
  • 46. Digital Storytelling Guide forEducators• By Midge Frazel• Published by ISTEStephanie Dixon
  • 47. Thank you!Stephanie