“ Stories are the large and small instruments of  meaning, of explanation, that we store in our memories.” Joe Lambert / R...
Digital Storytelling: What  and  How  are They Learning? Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Ph.D. Associate Director, Academic Techno...
<ul><li>Additional Perspectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rachel Franchi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sophomore </li></ul></ul><...
Presentation Overview <ul><li>How are we using digital stories at Simmons?  </li></ul><ul><li>What can story-makers tell u...
Part I How are we using digital stories at Simmons College?
<ul><li>Unconventional “Digital Story” Story Map Mash-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First year, first semester,  short first as...
<ul><li>“ Digital Stories” in the CDS Sense of the Term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Institute on Digital Storytelling </...
“ Creating a digital case was a great experience.  Never before have I been so into doing a final project, but I found mys...
Faculty-Produced Digital Story Reflection on an Unresolved Life Experience
What can story-makers tell us about what it  feels  like to make a story? What do we learn from listening to learners? Par...
Digital Storytelling and Writing Flow, Senses, Represent Internal/External
<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>...
<ul><li>Powerful Learning Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Deepened your understanding of yo...
If life is like a box of chocolates Digital Storytelling is like three dimensional tic-tac-toe Digital Storytelling as 3D ...
<ul><li>Powerful Learning Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to your neighbor, swap stories </li></ul><ul><li>Using the bla...
Storyboard You as Learner: Think,  Pair , Share effect sound effect sound effect sound effect sound script script script s...
Thoughts?  Experiences? Challenges? Insights? Anybody care to share? From the teacher’s perspective, how the heck do you a...
A Word on the Value of Rubrics Wise Economy/Detail - pacing - pare away  AND - dig deeper Use of Images/Video - w. voice, ...
Based on faculty/learner feedback, Wwhat’s the value of (digital) storytelling for higher education? Part IV
Challenging Questions for Educators How can we help students increase the amount of time they devote to reflection and cri...
The Value of Digital Storytelling Memorable, Reflective, Transformative …
<ul><li>Combines visual, aural, and kinesthetic learning </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative production process encourages revisit...
Story-Making Learning Cycle Reflection & Analysis Share with Others Experience Deeper Personal Understanding Future Stories
“ Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct i...
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Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning?

  1. 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. 2. Digital Storytelling: What and How are They Learning? Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Ph.D. Associate Director, Academic Technology Simmons College
  3. 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. 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. 5. Part I How are we using digital stories at Simmons College?
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. Faculty-Produced Digital Story Reflection on an Unresolved Life Experience
  10. 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. 11. Digital Storytelling and Writing Flow, Senses, Represent Internal/External
  12. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. Based on faculty/learner feedback, Wwhat’s the value of (digital) storytelling for higher education? Part IV
  20. 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. 21. The Value of Digital Storytelling Memorable, Reflective, Transformative …
  22. 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. 23. Story-Making Learning Cycle Reflection & Analysis Share with Others Experience Deeper Personal Understanding Future Stories
  24. 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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