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    • DIGITAL STORYTELLING ACROSS THE ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM: MORE WAYS TO REACH THE MILLENNIAL LEARNER THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA
    • DIGITAL STORYTELLING WILL ENHANCE TEACHING
      • Engage the learner
      • Create authentic learning situations
      • Involve students meaningfully with technology
      • Stimulate critical thinking
      • Promote shared responsibility for learning
        • Pay Attention Introduction
    • DISCLAIMER:
      • Your students will always know more about technology than you do!
    • NATIVE-IMMIGRANT CONTINUUM
      • Our Students Us
      • Digital Native Digital Immigrant
    • CONNECTING TO THE DIGITAL NATIVE
      • Create the learning environment
        • Use familiar tools
        • Use familiar media
      • Expand their skills and thinking
        • Use technology in different ways
        • Make connections to information
    • USING GLOGSTER IN THE CLASSROOM
    • WHAT IS GLOGSTER?
      • A WEB 2.0 platform that easily allows users to upload photos, videos, text, audio and other exciting resources to create a unique online, interactive poster.
      • A new and creative digital outlet for educators to keep students ENGAGED and make learning more fun!
      • A easy to use interface designed to introduce basic concepts to students.
      • A series of teamwork mechanisms that allow users anywhere to publish , share their creations , and collaborate with other s on joint efforts.
    • GLOG AS A TEACHER TOOL
      • A Glog can contain whole teaching units, including text, linked video, and audio
      • A Glog can link to resources or assignments stored on the internet
      • A Glog captures student’s excitement, and engages their learning
    • AN EXAMPLE OF A TEACHING GLOG
    • GLOG AS A STUDENT TOOL
      • Glog stimulate creative self-expression
      • They provide a rich multi-sensory outlet for expression
      • They are fun and imaginative, and stimulate integrated learning experiences
      • Allows you to differentiate for each student
    • 4 TH GRADE SCIENCE PROJECT
      • Select their favorite chemical reaction:
        • Acid/base reaction
        • Oxidation/reduction reaction
        • Exothermic/endothermic reaction
        • Combustion reaction
      • Explain the reaction
      • Research and perform an experiment that demonstrates the reaction
      • Develop a creative way to teach their peers about the reaction
      • Sample: <iframe src=&quot;http://www.glogster.com/glog/6m4oh243s7502c98danvsa0&quot; height=&quot;1300&quot; width=&quot;960&quot; name=&quot;glogster-embed-glog&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; scrolling=&quot;no&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;overflow: hidden;&quot;></iframe>
    • Here is how to use it… Glogster EDU tutorial on You Tube
    • V IS FOR VOICETHREAD
      • www.voicethread.com
    • WHAT IS VOICETHREAD?
      • An online application
      • Upload images
      • Comment on them
      • Simple
    • HOW CAN IT BE USED?
      • For digital story telling
        • Biographical writing
        • Poetry – match words to images or images to words
        • Reinterpretation of an existing story
      • To examine student thinking in solving a math problem
      • To set a homework question
      • To critique a book or piece of art
      • To revise a topic
      • To unearth misconceptions in students’ thinking
      • For procedural writing or recount
    • RATIONALE FOR USING A VOICETHREAD
      • It is engaging
      • No downloads required
      • It is easy to monitor what students have done
      • It promotes critical literacy
      • It promotes collaboration
      • It gives a voice to students who are reticent in class
      • Tasks can be targeted at any level of Bloom’s taxonomy
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    • SAMPLE VOICETHREADS
      • Louisiana’s Wetlands
        • http://voicethread.com/?#u1906404
      • Hamlet for Children
        • http://voicethread.com/share/20471/
      • European art
        • http://voicethread.com/share/89671/
      • Mental Maths
        • http://voicethread.com/share/92987/
    • JEN WAGNER’S WOTD
      • Wordle
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    • Newman Science Wordle
    • WORDLE
      • Quick and easy graphic organizer
      • No registration required
      • Print/copy results (Beware of the Public Gallery)
    • STORYBIRD.COM
      • A better way to encourage literary exploration, artsy fun and new media skill sets to inspire a creative storytellers
      • Inspire reluctant young writers to start writing
      • Students choose their pictures from a variety of stock designs and can begin writing their own books
    • TEACHER USE ON STORYBIRD
      • Teachers create student accounts and can monitor the writing
      • http://storybird.com/classes/isidore-newman-school/jungle-class/overview/
    • EXAMPLES OF STORYBIRD IN THE CLASSROOM
      • http://storybird.com/books/bobby-14/?token=mzxzbf
    • PHOTO STORY 3
    • PHOTO STORY 3 www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11132
    • PHOTO STORY 3
      • Free software program for Windows users
        • Mac users have iMovie or Adobe Premier Elements for Mac
      • Great if you are beginning to create your own digital stories
      • Only supports still images not digital video
        • Use Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premier Elements for video clips
      • Easy program for students to learn and manipulate
    • HOW CAN IT BE USED?
      • For digital story telling
        • Biographical writing or family histories
        • Reinterpretation of an existing story
        • Examine a historical event from different perspectives
      • To solve a math problem and view student thinking
      • To critique or explain a field trip or special event
      • To explain a scientific phenomenon or fact
      • View students’ thinking and unearth misconceptions about a concept
    • 3RD GRADE SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT
      • Interdisciplinary project between science and social studies about life in New Orleans during mid 19 th century.
      • Science focus is archaeology. Social studies focus is Creole culture in New Orleans.
      • Partnership with the Historic Gallier House Museum in the French Quarter.
      • Students create a Photo Story about the Gallier family, house, and our mock archaeological dig of Gallier House’s courtyard.
      • Gallier House Photo Story dig 2011.wmv
    • Digital Comics
      • www.makebeliefscomix.com
    • COMIC CREATOR MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX
      • Easy comic strips maker
      • No registration required
      • Email or print results (no save option)
    • What is Make Beliefs Comix???
      • Make Beliefs Comix is used to encourage writing, reading and literacy and the learning of English.
      • Encourage students to express themselves through writing and creating their own comic strips through dialogues.
      • Google and UNESCO selected MakeBeliefsComix as one of the world’s most innovative web sites in fostering literacy and reading (http://www.google.com/literacy/projects.html).
    • RESOURCES ON DIGITAL STORYTELLING
      • The College of Education at the University of Houston web site: Summarizes the benefits and has links to more information.
      • The Georgetown University Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive : Offers a series of articles and includes several mini video interviews with teachers and students about the distinctive benefits of learning by creating digital stories.
      • Council for Exceptional Children web site: Use digital storytelling to improve your students’ writing skills.
      • Edutopia article: “How to use digital storytelling in your classroom” - Offers advice about incorporating digital storytelling projects into your classroom experience.
      • The Center for Digital Storytelling: Find storytelling essentials, Photo Story and storyboarding tutorials, and student examples.
    • THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING TODAY…
      • If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at
        • Jennifer Williams [email_address]
        • Julie Kenter [email_address]
        • Kate Loescher [email_address]