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  • Speak the language of new media:
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What is Digital Storytelling? What is Digital Storytelling? Presentation Transcript

  • Digital Storytelling
    Kim Yi and Jenny Lapple
  • The power of storytelling
    History is nothing but a series of stories, whether it be world history or family history.
    Bill Mooney and David Holt, The Storyteller’s Guide
  • The power of storytelling
    It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.
    Native American saying
  • The power of storytelling
    Because there is a natural storytelling urge and ability in all human beings, even just a little nurturing of this impulse can bring about astonishing and delightful results.
    Nancy Mellon, The Art of Storytelling
  • What is a digital story?
    digital story (dig·i·tal sto·ry)
    A short, first-person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds. Digital storytelling uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own ‘true stories.’
  • What is a digital story?
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    Point of view
    Dramatic question
    Emotional content
    The gift of your voice
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    Point of view
    What is the main point of
    the story and what is the
    perspective of the author?
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    Dramatic question
    A key question that keeps the viewer’s
    attention and will be
    answered by the end
    of the story.
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    Emotional content
    Serious issues that come alive
    in a personal and powerful
    way and connects the story
    to the audience.
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    The gift of your voice
    A way to personalize the story
    to help the audience understand
    the context.
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    Music or other sounds
    that support and embellish
    the storyline.
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    Using just enough content to tell the story without
    overloading the viewer.
  • Elements of digital storytelling
    The rhythm of the story
    and how slowly or quickly
    it progresses.
  • Digital Stories
    Inconsequential Moments
  • Benefits of DST in the classroom
    Internalize the language of new media
    Learn new ways of thinking and communicating
    Engage in an epistemological surplus
    Develop their voice in the digital realm
    Become familiar with the DAOW of DST
  • Integrating DST in the classroom
    Learn from what you watch
    See technology as a teaching tool, not a teaching goal
    Allow your students to lead you
    Learn by trial and error
    Give your students freedom, but hold them accountable
    Consider yourself the executive producer
    Celebrate your students’ work
  • Educational Digital Stories
    The Yosemite Valley Story
    Learning Spanish is Cool
    Religious Freedom
    Communication with Technology
  • Assessment
    Create a rubric to assess…
    Student planning and process
    Media grammar
    Student teamwork and use of resources
  • Copyright law
    Quick Copyright Facts
    All tangible creative works are protected by copyright immediately upon creation
    Quoting or crediting the author of a copied work does not satisfy copyright requirements
    When in doubt about either the copyright status of a work or the appropriateness of your use of that work, get permission
    Be aware of Educational Fair Use
  • Copyright LawEducational Fair Use
    Fair Use Analysis
    What is the character of use?
    What is the nature of the work to be used?
    How much of the work will you use?
    What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread?
  • Examples of (non-commercial) Educational Purposes
    Instruction or curriculum-based teaching by educators to students at nonprofit educational institutions
    Study or investigation in order to contribute to a field of knowledge
    Presentation of research findings at peer conferences, workshops or seminars
  • Getting started!
    Part One: Define, Collect, Decide
    Part Two: Select, Import, Create
    Part Three: Decide, Write, Record, Finalize
    Part Four: Demonstrate, Evaluate, Replicate
  • Integrating DST in the classroom
  • DST Resources
    Digital storytelling
    Center for Digital Storytelling
    AASL DST Wiki
    100 DST Tools
    Educational resources
    The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
    Moving at the Speed of Creativity
    Digital Storytelling in the classroom (Microsoft)
  • Conclusion