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