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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 <ul><li>Engage the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Create authentic learning situatio...
DISCLAIMER: <ul><li>Your students will always know more about technology than you do! </li></ul>
NATIVE-IMMIGRANT CONTINUUM  <ul><li>Our Students  Us </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Native  Digital Immigrant </li></ul>
CONNECTING TO THE DIGITAL NATIVE <ul><li>Create the learning environment  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use familiar tools </li></...
USING GLOGSTER IN  THE CLASSROOM
WHAT IS GLOGSTER? <ul><li>A WEB 2.0 platform that easily allows users to upload photos, videos, text, audio and  other exc...
GLOG AS A TEACHER TOOL <ul><li>A Glog can contain whole teaching units, including text, linked video, and audio </li></ul>...
AN EXAMPLE OF A TEACHING GLOG
GLOG AS A STUDENT TOOL <ul><li>Glog stimulate creative self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>They provide a rich multi-sensory...
4 TH  GRADE SCIENCE PROJECT <ul><li>Select their favorite chemical reaction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acid/base reaction </li...
Here is how to use it… Glogster EDU tutorial  on You Tube
V IS FOR VOICETHREAD
<ul><li>www.voicethread.com </li></ul>
WHAT IS VOICETHREAD? <ul><li>An online application </li></ul><ul><li>Upload images </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on them </li>...
HOW CAN IT BE USED? <ul><li>For digital story telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
RATIONALE FOR USING A VOICETHREAD <ul><li>It is engaging </li></ul><ul><li>No downloads required </li></ul><ul><li>It is e...
 
SAMPLE VOICETHREADS  <ul><li>Louisiana’s Wetlands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/?#u1906404   </li></ul></ul...
JEN WAGNER’S WOTD <ul><li>Wordle </li></ul>
 
 
 
Newman Science Wordle
WORDLE <ul><li>Quick and easy graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><li>No  registration required </li></ul><ul><li>Print/copy r...
STORYBIRD.COM <ul><li>A better way to encourage literary exploration, artsy fun and new media skill sets to inspire a crea...
TEACHER USE ON STORYBIRD <ul><li>Teachers create student accounts and can monitor the writing </li></ul><ul><li>http://sto...
EXAMPLES OF STORYBIRD IN THE CLASSROOM <ul><li>http://storybird.com/books/bobby-14/?token=mzxzbf </li></ul>
PHOTO STORY 3
PHOTO STORY 3  www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11132
PHOTO STORY 3  <ul><li>Free software program for Windows users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac users have iMovie or Adobe Premie...
HOW CAN IT BE USED? <ul><li>For digital story telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical writing or family histories </li>...
3RD GRADE SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT <ul><li>Interdisciplinary project between science and social studies about li...
Digital Comics
<ul><li>www.makebeliefscomix.com </li></ul>
COMIC CREATOR MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX <ul><li>Easy comic strips maker </li></ul><ul><li>No  registration required </li></ul><ul><...
What is Make Beliefs Comix??? <ul><li>Make Beliefs Comix is used to encourage writing, reading and literacy and the learni...
RESOURCES ON DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>The  College of Education at the University of Houston  web site: Summarizes the...
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING TODAY… <ul><li>If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
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By Jennifer Williams, Julie Kenter, and Kate Loescher of Isidore Newman School for 2011 LACUE Conference

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  1. 1. DIGITAL STORYTELLING ACROSS THE ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM: MORE WAYS TO REACH THE MILLENNIAL LEARNER THROUGH DIGITAL MEDIA
  2. 2. DIGITAL STORYTELLING WILL ENHANCE TEACHING <ul><li>Engage the learner </li></ul><ul><li>Create authentic learning situations </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students meaningfully with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Promote shared responsibility for learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay Attention Introduction </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. DISCLAIMER: <ul><li>Your students will always know more about technology than you do! </li></ul>
  4. 4. NATIVE-IMMIGRANT CONTINUUM <ul><li>Our Students Us </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Native Digital Immigrant </li></ul>
  5. 5. CONNECTING TO THE DIGITAL NATIVE <ul><li>Create the learning environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use familiar tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use familiar media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand their skills and thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use technology in different ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make connections to information </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. USING GLOGSTER IN THE CLASSROOM
  7. 7. WHAT IS GLOGSTER? <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>A new and creative digital outlet for educators to keep students ENGAGED and make learning more fun! </li></ul><ul><li>A easy to use interface designed to introduce basic concepts to students. </li></ul><ul><li>A series of teamwork mechanisms that allow users anywhere to publish , share their creations , and collaborate with other s on joint efforts. </li></ul>
  8. 8. GLOG AS A TEACHER TOOL <ul><li>A Glog can contain whole teaching units, including text, linked video, and audio </li></ul><ul><li>A Glog can link to resources or assignments stored on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>A Glog captures student’s excitement, and engages their learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. AN EXAMPLE OF A TEACHING GLOG
  10. 10. GLOG AS A STUDENT TOOL <ul><li>Glog stimulate creative self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>They provide a rich multi-sensory outlet for expression </li></ul><ul><li>They are fun and imaginative, and stimulate integrated learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to differentiate for each student </li></ul>
  11. 11. 4 TH GRADE SCIENCE PROJECT <ul><li>Select their favorite chemical reaction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acid/base reaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oxidation/reduction reaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exothermic/endothermic reaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combustion reaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain the reaction </li></ul><ul><li>Research and perform an experiment that demonstrates the reaction </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a creative way to teach their peers about the reaction </li></ul><ul><li>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> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Here is how to use it… Glogster EDU tutorial on You Tube
  13. 13. V IS FOR VOICETHREAD
  14. 14. <ul><li>www.voicethread.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. WHAT IS VOICETHREAD? <ul><li>An online application </li></ul><ul><li>Upload images </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on them </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul>
  16. 16. HOW CAN IT BE USED? <ul><li>For digital story telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry – match words to images or images to words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinterpretation of an existing story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To examine student thinking in solving a math problem </li></ul><ul><li>To set a homework question </li></ul><ul><li>To critique a book or piece of art </li></ul><ul><li>To revise a topic </li></ul><ul><li>To unearth misconceptions in students’ thinking </li></ul><ul><li>For procedural writing or recount </li></ul>
  17. 17. RATIONALE FOR USING A VOICETHREAD <ul><li>It is engaging </li></ul><ul><li>No downloads required </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy to monitor what students have done </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes critical literacy </li></ul><ul><li>It promotes collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>It gives a voice to students who are reticent in class </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks can be targeted at any level of Bloom’s taxonomy </li></ul>
  18. 19. SAMPLE VOICETHREADS <ul><li>Louisiana’s Wetlands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/?#u1906404 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hamlet for Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/share/20471/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/share/89671/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mental Maths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/share/92987/ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. JEN WAGNER’S WOTD <ul><li>Wordle </li></ul>
  20. 24. Newman Science Wordle
  21. 25. WORDLE <ul><li>Quick and easy graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>Print/copy results (Beware of the Public Gallery) </li></ul>
  22. 26. STORYBIRD.COM <ul><li>A better way to encourage literary exploration, artsy fun and new media skill sets to inspire a creative storytellers </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire reluctant young writers to start writing </li></ul><ul><li>Students choose their pictures from a variety of stock designs and can begin writing their own books </li></ul>
  23. 27. TEACHER USE ON STORYBIRD <ul><li>Teachers create student accounts and can monitor the writing </li></ul><ul><li>http://storybird.com/classes/isidore-newman-school/jungle-class/overview/ </li></ul>
  24. 28. EXAMPLES OF STORYBIRD IN THE CLASSROOM <ul><li>http://storybird.com/books/bobby-14/?token=mzxzbf </li></ul>
  25. 29. PHOTO STORY 3
  26. 30. PHOTO STORY 3 www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11132
  27. 31. PHOTO STORY 3 <ul><li>Free software program for Windows users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac users have iMovie or Adobe Premier Elements for Mac </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great if you are beginning to create your own digital stories </li></ul><ul><li>Only supports still images not digital video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Windows Movie Maker or Adobe Premier Elements for video clips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easy program for students to learn and manipulate </li></ul>
  28. 32. HOW CAN IT BE USED? <ul><li>For digital story telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical writing or family histories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinterpretation of an existing story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine a historical event from different perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To solve a math problem and view student thinking </li></ul><ul><li>To critique or explain a field trip or special event </li></ul><ul><li>To explain a scientific phenomenon or fact </li></ul><ul><li>View students’ thinking and unearth misconceptions about a concept </li></ul>
  29. 33. 3RD GRADE SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES PROJECT <ul><li>Interdisciplinary project between science and social studies about life in New Orleans during mid 19 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Science focus is archaeology. Social studies focus is Creole culture in New Orleans. </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with the Historic Gallier House Museum in the French Quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Students create a Photo Story about the Gallier family, house, and our mock archaeological dig of Gallier House’s courtyard. </li></ul><ul><li>Gallier House Photo Story dig 2011.wmv </li></ul>
  30. 34. Digital Comics
  31. 35. <ul><li>www.makebeliefscomix.com </li></ul>
  32. 36. COMIC CREATOR MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX <ul><li>Easy comic strips maker </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>Email or print results (no save option) </li></ul>
  33. 37. What is Make Beliefs Comix??? <ul><li>Make Beliefs Comix is used to encourage writing, reading and literacy and the learning of English. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to express themselves through writing and creating their own comic strips through dialogues. </li></ul><ul><li>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). </li></ul>
  34. 38. RESOURCES ON DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>The College of Education at the University of Houston web site: Summarizes the benefits and has links to more information. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Council for Exceptional Children web site: Use digital storytelling to improve your students’ writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Edutopia article: “How to use digital storytelling in your classroom” - Offers advice about incorporating digital storytelling projects into your classroom experience. </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Digital Storytelling: Find storytelling essentials, Photo Story and storyboarding tutorials, and student examples. </li></ul>
  35. 39. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING TODAY… <ul><li>If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jennifer Williams [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Kenter [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kate Loescher [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
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