Digital StorytellingWhat is it and how can you use it?
What is it?“Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component.”
What can it do?Digital Storytelling can inspire students to examine the elements of film and learn how film-makers create powerful effects using camera angles, editing and more. http://www.actionstations.com.au/
What to considerDepends on how much time you have• What genre of story• Brainstorming ideas for the plot• Artwork/movie posters• Scripting/storyboarding• What about a sound track• Creative commons music and images
How to edit
Web appsLittle bird tales Many more ideas from Shelley Terrell here: http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2012/02/08/engaging-learners-through-digital-storytelling-40-resources-tips/
Little bird tales• A tool “to create a high-quality digital story. The site allows users to create narrated slideshows, using their own photos or illustrations and their own voices.”You can:• Have students publish their own writing or create class presentations.
You can• Upload photos OR• create illustrations on paper and then take pictures of them OR• create illustrations using the website’s embedded drawing tool, “Art Pad.”
Ideas to use Little bird tales• Create whole class stories where each student contributes a page. This type of book can be made over a few weeks using classroom computers as a writing center• Students write reflections after a unit• Make a fact vs. opinion book
Ideas for Little bird tales…• Create an interactive glossary• Produce a class book of poems• Create a class book about an excursion that students went on• Your ideas….
Other ideas• Tell a story in five frames• http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/• Personal narrative• Fictional stories• Stories of historical events• Instructional (how-tos) or moral tales• Use digital storytelling to engage reluctant writers