DigitalStorytelling Jennifer Gingerich firstname.lastname@example.org Presentation materials available at https://sites.google.com/site/edtechsimple Video samples available at http://goo.gl/jl8zM
DescriptionDigital storytelling is a form of project-basedlearning that involves combining text, images,audio,and video to tell a story. See how to engageyour students in higher levels of thinking as theycreate movies to show their level of understandingabout a curricular concept. Digital Stories can comein a variety of formats (poetry, riddles,documentaries) and can be produced in any contentarea (math in the real world, a science explanation,or a literary interpretation). Explore a wide variety oftechnology tools and applications to create simple tosophisticated digital stories and discuss ways to plan,manage, and assess your students to ensure digitalstorytelling success.
Think About It What is the biggest beneﬁt to making movies in the classroom? Why? What is the biggest hurdle to making movies in the classroom?
Biggest Beneﬁts to Making Movies in the Classroom
Biggest Hurdles to Making Movies in the Classroom
Photos Music Citations Sounds Video Segments Web Sites Use a Digital Kit*Distribute via thumb drive, CD, shared folder, Picasa Web Album
Movie Creation Tools Garage Band iMovie KeynoteMac PhotoStory Movie Maker PowerPointPC XtraNormal VoiceThreadWeb StoryKit Show Me EduCreations VideoliciousiPad
Gradual Release of ResponsibilityI do... whole class, modelWe do... pairs, structured, timelinesYou do... small groups, roles, independence
4 First Photo Projects Students take on a role in history and Historical tell a ﬁrst person account of an event.Documentary Use a mix of “aged and staged” student photos and primary source documents. Students give three clues to answer the Digital riddle “What am I?” Use one photo, Riddle importing four times. Zoom in for each clue, and zoom out to reveal answer. Any form of poetry will do: Haiku, Bio Digital Poem, GLAD Chant. Match up with Poem curriculum or vocabulary. Record voices or insert titles. Five photos and ﬁve sentences to tell a story or demonstrate a literary deviceFast Fiction - tone, mood, metaphor, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia...
GarageBand Enhanced Podcast for Photo Projects on a Mac1. Gather Photos/Slides in iPhoto 2. Record Narration3. Add Audio Loops: 4. Add Photos/Slides 5. Export and playJingles, Stingers, and (or even video) in Quicktime Sound Effects
PhotoStory 3 Simplicityfor Photo Projects on a Windows Machine1. Import and Arrange Photos 2. Add Titles to Photos 3. Record 4. Import or Create 5. Export to Narration Background Music play in WMP
• Take student photos Historical and apply sepia Documentary• Use historical photos and/or primary source documents Text• Use Essential and Guiding historical questions• Written narrative and voice are crucial
• Distribute Photos• Write poem Digital Poetry• Storyboard it ~ 30 seconds• Import Photos• Add Titles• Add Sound ~ music and/or narration• Export and Share
Created by Digital PoetryPHOTO Title:PHOTO 1PHOTO 2PHOTO 3PHOTO Citations:
• Any grade level, any Digital Riddle curriculum• Use just one photo!• Add the same photo 4 times• Zoom in to match the 3 clues• Zoom out to reveal answer
• Focus on a Fast Fiction literary element• 5 Photos• 5 Sentences• Record your story - ﬂuency and expression!
4 First Video ProjectsVoiceover Student writes report and records this as Video the new soundtrack for a video. Student groups each act out/lip sync a Music portion of an educational song. Hint: Video Check out the Lodge McCammon songs Students work in groups to create paperPaper Slide slides to explain a concepts and then Video record a one shot video.Vocabulary Students act out a vocabulary word and Video supply a deﬁnition using titles.
• Use editable video segment Digital Report• Remove Audio• Write Report• Read and Record Report as Voiceover• Can Add Personal Element
• Assign Vocab Videos vocabulary word• Text deﬁnition with image• Video of your example• BrainyFlix.com ~ SAT prep
• The Power of Advertisement Persuasion• Complimentary text, images, and audio• Move from Consumers to Producers• Think Critically
Paper Slide Videos• Assign concept to explain• Students write script• Create paper slides• PRACTICE!• Take Video http://bit.ly/nJpcQ4
Music Video• Download Song & Lyrics iamlodge.com• Watch Kinesthetic Lectures or Make up Your Own Moves• Divide into groups for verses/chorus• PRACTICE!!!• Take Video
Next Steps Evaluate Share LocallyPost Online Global Partnerships
Create a Rubric at RubistarAssess across content, writing, and technical categories.
Think Pair ShareWhich digital storytelling project interests you most. How would you modify and connect this toyour curriculum and instruction?
Tips for Project Success• Scaffold projects/skills over the year• Gradual Release of Responsibility -- whole class, pairs, groups• Use a Digital Kit• Pre-production is the crucial step• Stay together to minimize chaos• Narrow choices and set timer• Tackle one skill/task at a time• Use Techsperts
Media Collection Sites•Discovery streaming •NASA Multimediaunitedstreaming.com •nasa.gov/multimedia•Wikimedia •Find Sounds • commons.wikimedia.org •ﬁndsounds.com• American Memory •Arkive Collection •arkive.org • memory.loc.gov •YouTube• FreePlay Music •convert with zamzar.com • freeplaymusic.com