Transcript of "Digital Storytelling in the Classroom"
Digital StorytellingDo you have a story to tell?Presented by:Stephanie Dixon
Stories represent who we are, portray ourlife experiences, and when presented toothers, help connect us to others throughcommon shared experience.David JakesStephanie Dixon
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
Think about one of yourfavorite stories…What about the story appealed toyou as a reader or listener?Stephanie Dixon
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
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
Bernajean Porterhttp://www.digitales.us/DigiTales: 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
Joe LambertThe Center for Digital StorytellingPodcast:• http://technosavvy.org/2006/03/14/joe-lambert-digital-storytelling-part-1/• http://support.hopkins.k12.mn.us/podcasts/STP-JoeLambert.mp3Stephanie Dixon
Joe LambertThe Seven Elements of Digital StorytellingPoint of ViewDramatic QuestionEmotional ContentThe Gift of Your VoiceThe Power of the SoundtrackEconomyPacingStephanie Dixon
Carole McCullochUses of DigitalStorytelling:• Demonstrate acompetency• Describe a process• In Portfolios ofachievement• Develop writing skillsand sense of story foryounger studentsWiki:http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Instructional_Technology/Digital_StorytellingPresentation:http://www.slideshare.net/cmcculloch/using-digital-stories-in-elearningStephanie Dixon
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."
Dr. Arnie AbramsDigital Storytelling for All AgesDigital Stories OftenInclude:• Digital images• Video clips• Narration• Music, sound effects• Transitions• Words/TextHandout:http://www.arnieabrams.net/handouts/ds_ages_handout.pdfStephanie Dixon
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
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
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)
Home is Where You Find It2009 My HeroFilm Festival Winnerhttp://myhero.com/go/films/festival_winners.asp?year=09Stephanie Dixon
Other Samples• http://www.storycenter.org/stories/index.php?cat=3• http://www.santeesd.net/144420814135237393/lib/144420814135237393/videos/horseback%20riding.MOV• http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/arts/yourvideo/media/pages/paul_cabuts_01.shtml
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
David JakesThe Digital Story ProcessWriteWrite some moreStoryboardLocate resourcesCreateShareStephanie Dixon
Jason Ohler• http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/index.cfm• Example: “A GoodDad”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSPlflmRqnkStephanie Dixon
Storyboarding• Mapping out the story• Organizing ideas• Can use index cards, Word, PowerPoint,Inspiration, Google Docs/NotebookStephanie Dixon
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
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
The ToolsNarration Video Music Images SoftwareAudacity- editor Flip Freeplaymusic.com Your owntaken with acameraMovie MakerBasic- WindowsSoundRecorder (.wav)Vado Jamstudio.com DiscoveryEducationMicrosoftPhotoStoryRecorder builtinto MovieMaker,PhotoStory 3DigitalCameraFindsounds.com AmericanMemoryAdobePremiereElementsDigitalVideoRecorderNationalArchivesiMovie
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!
A few thoughts…• Copyright/Fair Use for Educators- seechart• Digital Citizenship-http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html• Authorship on the web– Grammar/content/accuracy– Ownership?Stephanie Dixon
Web-based Video Production• http://Animoto.com- take images andmusic• http://VoiceThread.com – takes images,video, and narration• http://www.xtranormal.com - animatedStephanie Dixon
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
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!
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
Media• Text• Video Footage• Images• Music• NarrationStephanie Dixon
Your Tools• Narration- Microphones• Digital Video Clips- Vado Camera• Text on Slides- Microsoft PowerPoint• Digital Images- Digital Camera, Webimages• Music- Freeplaymusic.com• Software- Movie Maker• Video and Images- Discovery EducationStephanie Dixon
Vado Pocket Video Camera• Computer may need XVID Codec• The Vado software should have the fileIf not…• http://www.koepi.info/xvid.html - run thefile on the computerStephanie Dixon
Start by importing your video,images and other media.
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
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
Digital Storytelling Resources• http://www.digitales.us/• http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling• http://www.creativenarrations.net/site/storybook/index.html• http://electronicportfolios.com/digistory/• http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/digital_storytelling.aspxStephanie Dixon
Assessing Digital Stories• Jason Ohler-http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/assessment.cfmStephanie Dixon
Digital Storytelling Guide forEducators• By Midge Frazel• Published by ISTEStephanie Dixon