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An introduction to digital storytelling, includes overview and a look at web 2.0 tools to use in creating, also with activities to scaffold immersion into digital storytelling

An introduction to digital storytelling, includes overview and a look at web 2.0 tools to use in creating, also with activities to scaffold immersion into digital storytelling

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  • The beginning, stories were told in the oral tradition. Passed along from voice to ear, from one person to another. You had to have a good memory to retain and retell. Over time, pictures recorded stories, and eventually words, printed and passed around.
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  • 1. Digital Storytelling
    April 1, 2010
    Rutgers CMSCE
    H. Johnson, facilitator
  • 2. Storytelling
    The National Council of Teachers of English defines storytelling as
    "relating a tale to one or more listeners through voice and gestures."
  • 3. stories
    Teach history
    Share experiences
    Entertain
    Inform
    Persuade
  • 4.
  • 5. Digital Storytelling
    “…in general, revolves around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools e.g. graphics, audio, video, animation, and Web publishing (Mellon, 1999).”
  • 6. Benefits of digital storytelling
    Create visuals without having to be an artist
    Listen to a story and engage in self-correction
    Use additional tools to create/enhance meaning
    Audio (voice/music) to create mood
    Images (still/moving) to support background,engage audience
    Address different styles of learning
  • 7. Digital stories…Meadows (2003)
    can be created by people everywhere,
    on any subject, and
    shared electronically all over the world
  • 8. Examples of digital stories
    Documentary
    Retelling of important historical event
    Biography
    Autobiography
    Fictional story
    Stories retold by alternative characters
    Virtual fieldtrip
    How-to guide
  • 9. Most all digital stories can be categorized as…
    Personal Narratives
    Historical Documentaries
    Information or instruction on a particular topic
    *Note: Typically just a few minutes long
  • 10. Digital Story projects
    Introduce a famous mathematician and share his/her contribution to the world
    Select a famous painting and share his/her life story
    Interview a member of your family and retell about an important event in his/her life
    Identify a famous female in history and share her contribution to society
    Select an image and create a story around what might be happening in it
  • 11. Examples digital storytelling
    Example that introduces digital storytelling
    http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
  • 12. Hardware
    Digital camera
    Video camers (many digital cameras now take video)
    Scanner
    Computer with internet access
    Microphone and speakers (built in/external)
  • 13. Storytelling 2.0 categoriescategory titles from alanlevin
    Slideshow tools
    Timeline tools
    Mapping tools
    Comic tools
    Scrapbook tools
    Media tools
    Mixer tools
  • 14. Examples digital storytelling
    Almost Paradise –personal reflection
    http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/personal_reflection.html
    Gettysburg Address –social studies
    http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/social_studies.html
  • 15. choices
    Still image-picture
    Moving image-video
    Audio
    Voice narration
    Music
    Who will create the digital story?
    Student
    Teacher
    *Any of the above can be found through searches, altered/edited, or created in original form
  • 16. So many possibilities!!!!
    http://radio-weblogs.com/0107064/MyImages/stressed-out.jpg
    http://butterflypages.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/juggling.jpg
  • 17. Scaffoldingjenniferdorman at http://www.slideshare.net/cliotech
    Build to a full-length several minute video
    Single image with text
    Single image with audio (voice/music)
    Multiple image with audio
    Moving images with audio/text
    Other options:
    Students select images to match pre-recorded narrative
    Student select images and write original narrative
  • 18. Elements of digital storytelling
    The Overall Purpose of the Story
    The Narrator’s Point of View
    A Dramatic Question or Questions
    The Choice of Content
    Clarity of Voice
    Pacing of the Narrative
    Use of a Meaningful Audio Soundtrack
    Quality of the Images
    Economy of the Story Detail
    Good Grammar and Language Usage
  • 19. tools
    Piclit.com
    Powerpoint
    Voicethread.com
    Windows movie maker/Macintosh iMovie
  • 20. www.piclit.comhttp://www.piclits.com/viewpoem.aspx?PoemId=37961
  • 21. www.piclit.comuser:hwjohnson
  • 22. www.piclit.com
    Create an account on www.piclit.com
    Select an image and think about written text that can be added to create a story around your selected image
    Share it with the group
  • 23. Powerpoint
  • 24. Powerpoint (assignment 1)
    Brainstorm: What special times come to your mind? List them.
    Share your list. Select one to write about.
    Write for 10 minutes as a journal entry.
    Reread your entry and search the web or your photo gallery to select an image that matches that memory.
    Import the image into a powerpoint slide
    Add an audio button and record your journal entry retelling about this special time.
  • 25. Powerpoint (assignment 2)
    Enemy Pie, Derek Munson
    http://www.storylineonline.net/
    Write about a time that you made a new friend.
    Find a picture that reminds you of that event, time, or place
    Create a powerpoint slide that includes your image and add an audio narrative telling your story
  • 26. www.voicethread.com
    Girl gets her hair cut (with audio)
    http://voicethread.com/#q.b4622
    Interesting pants (with text)
    http://voicethread.com/#q.b4455
    Digital Storytelling
    http://voicethread.com/#q.b46225
  • 27. www.voicethread.com
    Visit www.voicethread.com
    Create a user account
    Think about a topic that you will introduce to your students (e.g. weather, a genre, a scientist, a new novel, historical time period or event).
    Draft 3-5 images that would help introduce/teach that topic
    Find similar images and begin your voicethread
    Record your voice to narrate each image
  • 28. Windows movie maker/iMovie
    Play MLK tribute (iTunes)
    Play Black History 2 (iMovie)
  • 29. Windows movie maker
    Take the same images from your voicethread activity
    Import those images into Window Media Player
    Add similar narrative
    Play around with additional features, transitions
  • 30. Alternative options
    Scrapbooking
    http://www.glogster.com/
    Comics
    http://www.toondoo.com/
    Audio tools
    http://blabberize.com/
    Audacity
    Other
    http://www.kerpoof.com/
  • 31. evaluation
    Great rubric
    http://www.digitales.us/evaluating/scoring_guide.php
  • 32. Resources
    www.delicious.com/hwjohnson
    www.slideshare.net/hwjohnson
    http://www.digitales.us/index.php
    Explores the elements of digital stories and contains helpful articles
    http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/7elements.html
  • 33. More resources
    50 ways to tell a story
    http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools
  • 34. Wrap-up
    Evaluations and Course Catalogue
    http://cmsce.rutgers.edu/main.php
    Facilitator, H. Johnson
    Final Comments
    Consider joining us again.