Digital storytelling, comics andLove and devotionMay 9, 2012         Layla and Majnun at school together, from Nizami,    ...
Outline of session                                                   • Exploring the themes and stories                   ...
Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond                                                          Exhibition features    ...
Love and devotion website: www.love-and-devotion.com                                    P–4
Rustam and Suhrab – The Shahnama                                         Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab, from              ...
Layla and Majnun                         The grief of Majnun in the desert,                         from Jami, Haft Aurang...
Prince of Persia                         Source: jordanmechner.com/prince-of-persia/                   P–7
Rostam: Tales from the Shahnameh                                         Source: www.theshahnameh.com/                    ...
Digital storytelling• Who is using digital stories?• What are digital stories?• Why use them?• How can they enhance learni...
Digital storytellingDigital storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories…….digital stories u...
What about Digital comics?• What about using digital comics?• What are digital comics?• Why use them?• How can they enhanc...
Comics                            Why comics?                Source: www.theshahnameh.com/         P–12
Digital comics                 Digital comics - software                 Comic Life                 • plasq.com/comiclife ...
Comic Life student work                          P–14
Image editing options                        • Photoshop – magnetic lasso                          tool                   ...
Where do I get my images from?                                        • SLV resources                                     ...
Digital comics                 Digital comics - English                 • Recreate or reinterpret a story                 ...
Digital comics                 Digital comics - History                 • Historical recount                 • Illustrated...
Comics and Assessment• To prepare for learning• Chart and review learning and progress• Goal setting and reflection• Inter...
How else could (digital) comics be used across the curriculum?                                      P–20
Digital comics                        Digital comics - software                        PowerPoint                        •...
Digital comics                 Digital comics - online                 Google Docs                 • docs.google.com      ...
Digital comics                 Digital comics - online                 Comic strip generators                 • Toondoo – ...
Digital comics                    Digital comics – iPad/iPhone                    Strip designer                    • Laye...
Further Resources• All resources can be found at:www.diigo.com/user/lovedevotion                            P–25
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Digital storytelling, comics and 'Love and devotion'

  1. 1. Digital storytelling, comics andLove and devotionMay 9, 2012 Layla and Majnun at school together, from Nizami, Khamsa, c. 1504 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
  2. 2. Outline of session • Exploring the themes and stories of Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond • Digital storytelling and comics in the classroom • Examples of tools for creating comics in the classroom Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab, from • Further resources Firdausi, Shahnama, c. 1430 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford P–2
  3. 3. Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond Exhibition features • Illustrated manuscripts and miniatures Persia, Mughal India, Ottoman Turkey • 13th – 18th century • Classic Persian tales of human and divine love and devotion • Stories have been told and retold by different poets The marriage of Yusuf and Zulaykha, from Jami, • Links to the West Yusuf u Zulaykha, 1595 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford P–3
  4. 4. Love and devotion website: www.love-and-devotion.com P–4
  5. 5. Rustam and Suhrab – The Shahnama Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab, from Firdausi, Shahnama, c. 1430 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford P–5
  6. 6. Layla and Majnun The grief of Majnun in the desert, from Jami, Haft Aurang, c. 1570 State Library of Victoria P–6
  7. 7. Prince of Persia Source: jordanmechner.com/prince-of-persia/ P–7
  8. 8. Rostam: Tales from the Shahnameh Source: www.theshahnameh.com/ P–8
  9. 9. Digital storytelling• Who is using digital stories?• What are digital stories?• Why use them?• How can they enhance learning? P–9
  10. 10. Digital storytellingDigital storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories…….digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer- based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in ones own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in betweenhttp://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/ P–10
  11. 11. What about Digital comics?• What about using digital comics?• What are digital comics?• Why use them?• How can they enhance learning? P–11
  12. 12. Comics Why comics? Source: www.theshahnameh.com/ P–12
  13. 13. Digital comics Digital comics - software Comic Life • plasq.com/comiclife • Easy to use – can layer images • eduSTAR software • iPad version P–13
  14. 14. Comic Life student work P–14
  15. 15. Image editing options • Photoshop – magnetic lasso tool • Adobe Photoshop Touch app – scribble selection tool • Gimp (free) – paths tool • Pixlr Editor (free) – lasso tool P–15
  16. 16. Where do I get my images from? • SLV resources • Ergo – http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au • Google images • ACMI free media library - http://generator.acmi.net.au/library • Photo websites - www.sxc.hu/ • Student photography and artwork • Copyright and crediting P–16
  17. 17. Digital comics Digital comics - English • Recreate or reinterpret a story (Love and Devotion resource) • Sequencing, summarising • Procedural text • Persuasive text – topical issue, campaign poster, advertising • Report text – key events in an issue • Book reflection– scene, character analysis • Poetry/song adaptation • Author, character interviews • Planning/storyboarding • Autobiography P–17
  18. 18. Digital comics Digital comics - History • Historical recount • Illustrated timeline • Alternative versions of historical events • Biography of historical figure • Advertising from different eras • Sequence of events P–18
  19. 19. Comics and Assessment• To prepare for learning• Chart and review learning and progress• Goal setting and reflection• Interdisciplinary learning• Discipline based content knowledge• Collaborative skills P–19
  20. 20. How else could (digital) comics be used across the curriculum? P–20
  21. 21. Digital comics Digital comics - software PowerPoint • Layer images • Speech bubbles • Crop images P–21
  22. 22. Digital comics Digital comics - online Google Docs • docs.google.com • Google Docs presentation • Layer images, add speech bubbles • Can search in google images • Collaborative P–22
  23. 23. Digital comics Digital comics - online Comic strip generators • Toondoo – can use own images www.toondoo.com • Make beliefs comix www.makebeliefscomix.com P–23
  24. 24. Digital comics Digital comics – iPad/iPhone Strip designer • Layer images • Place pre-cut characters over a background • Cut out characters from images within the app • Share via email, Facebook, flickr, twitter Comic Life • Layer images • Place pre-cut characters over a background • Share via email, printing, Facebook P–24
  25. 25. Further Resources• All resources can be found at:www.diigo.com/user/lovedevotion P–25

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