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Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?
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Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?

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Presentation given by Gail Matthews-DeNatale during a NERCOMP conference.

Presentation given by Gail Matthews-DeNatale during a NERCOMP conference.

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  • 1. “ Stories are the large and small instruments of meaning, of explanation, that we store in our memories.” Joe Lambert / Roger Schank “ Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and I’ll remember forever.” Saying
  • 2. Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning? Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Ph.D. Associate Director, Academic Technology Simmons College
  • 3. <ul><li>Additional Perspectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rachel Franchi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sophomore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaughn Rogers Sophomore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellen Goodman SSW Field Education Faculty </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Presentation Overview <ul><li>How are we using digital stories at Simmons? </li></ul><ul><li>What can story-makers tell us about what it feels like to make a story? What do we learn from listening to learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise: Put yourself in the learner’s shoes Put yourself in the teacher’s shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Based on faculty/learner feedback, what’s the educational value of digital stories? </li></ul>
  • 5. Part I How are we using digital stories at Simmons College?
  • 6. <ul><li>Unconventional “Digital Story” Story Map Mash-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First year, first semester, short first assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culminating experience, end of semester </li></ul></ul>Storytelling + Digital Media + Internet
  • 7. <ul><li>“ Digital Stories” in the CDS Sense of the Term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Institute on Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Stories of Service Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Cases SOM, Corporate Social Responsibility </li></ul></ul>Storytelling + Digital Media + Internet
  • 8. “ Creating a digital case was a great experience. Never before have I been so into doing a final project, but I found myself putting other things aside so I could work on it. The feeling of accomplishment is much greater than just writing a paper and it was such a different kind of assignment, it was fun to work on. ” Feedback from Students
  • 9. Faculty-Produced Digital Story Reflection on an Unresolved Life Experience
  • 10. What can story-makers tell us about what it feels like to make a story? What do we learn from listening to learners? Part II
  • 11. Digital Storytelling and Writing Flow, Senses, Represent Internal/External
  • 12. <ul><li>Exercise: </li></ul><ul><li>Put yourself in the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner’s shoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s shoes </li></ul></ul>Part III
  • 13. <ul><li>Powerful Learning Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Deepened your understanding of yourself as a learner </li></ul><ul><li>Memorable </li></ul><ul><li>Must be a specific experience </li></ul><ul><li>5 MINUTES </li></ul>You as Learner: Think , Pair, Share
  • 14. If life is like a box of chocolates Digital Storytelling is like three dimensional tic-tac-toe Digital Storytelling as 3D Tic Tac Toe time sound image
  • 15. <ul><li>Powerful Learning Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to your neighbor, swap stories </li></ul><ul><li>Using the blank storyboard in your packet, consider how you could use sounds (words in particular), images, and timing to tell one of your stories. </li></ul><ul><li>20 MINUTES </li></ul>You as Learner: Think, Pair , Share
  • 16. Storyboard You as Learner: Think, Pair , Share effect sound effect sound effect sound effect sound script script script script Image 4 Image 3 Image 2 Image 1
  • 17. Thoughts? Experiences? Challenges? Insights? Anybody care to share? From the teacher’s perspective, how the heck do you assess this? You as Learner: Think, Pair, Share
  • 18. A Word on the Value of Rubrics Wise Economy/Detail - pacing - pare away AND - dig deeper Use of Images/Video - w. voice, adds new dimension - visual flow Quality Script/Voice - well spoken - good pacing - music, if any, furthers message Engaging - interesting - surprising - thought-provoking Has A Point (of View) - purpose - stance Why? Poor Satisfactory Outstanding Criteria Storyboard/Script Feedback
  • 19. Based on faculty/learner feedback, Wwhat’s the value of (digital) storytelling for higher education? Part IV
  • 20. Challenging Questions for Educators How can we help students increase the amount of time they devote to reflection and critical thinking? How can we help students articulate what they are learning? How can we help students remember and care about learning?
  • 21. The Value of Digital Storytelling Memorable, Reflective, Transformative …
  • 22. <ul><li>Combines visual, aural, and kinesthetic learning </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative production process encourages revisiting, reflecting on meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Increases literacy/fluency across media </li></ul><ul><li>Connects prior life experiences, course, and other co-curricular learning </li></ul><ul><li>Can be shared beyond academia </li></ul>The Value of Digital Story-Making
  • 23. Story-Making Learning Cycle Reflection & Analysis Share with Others Experience Deeper Personal Understanding Future Stories
  • 24. “ Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. ” Salman Rushdie Final Words

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