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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom-Kayleigh Willard


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  • 1. Digital Storytelling for the Development of 21st Century Literacy Skills Kayleigh Willard
  • 2. What is Digital Storytelling?
      • Modern approach to storytelling.
      • A student or group of students tells a story digitally using images, music, voice, and text.
      • Usually focuses on a specific theme or event.
      • Does not require any experience with movie making.
    Click above to learn more about Digital Storytelling
  • 3. Why Use Digital Storytelling  in the Classroom?
      • Creating digital stories enhances technology-rich project learning.
      • Encourages students to think critically about different subjects and present
      • their ideas in a creative way.
      • Empowers students by letting their voices be heard and allowing them to publish their work. 
      • Makes learning relevant and meaningful to students. 
  • 4. How to Tell a Digital Story
    • 1. Find Your Story  
      • Decide what kind of story would best fit your topic. 
      • Keep in mind who you are telling the story to.
    • 2. Map Your Story
      • Decide how you want to tell 
    •       your story.
      • Give your story a beginning,
    •       middle and end.
  • 5. How to Tell a Digital Story
    • 3. Capture Your Audiences   
    •     Attention Right Away
      • Find a way to grab your audience's attention.
        • Dramatic question or shocking start.  
    • 4. Tell Your Story from Your    
    •      Unique Point of View
      • Encourage others to see things the way you see them.
  • 6. How to Tell a Digital Story
    • 5. Use Fresh and Vivid Language
      • Don't let the images overpower the words. 
    • 6. Provoke Emotion
      • Choose an emotion you want your story to provoke and stick with it throughout the presentation. 
    • 7. Use Your Own Voice
      • Be Yourself.
  • 7. How to Tell a Digital Story
    • 8. Choose Your Images and 
    •     Sounds Carefully
      • Each addition to the project should have a purpose. 
    • 9. Be as Brief as You Can Be
      • Longer doesn't mean better.
    • 10. Make Sure Your Story Has 
    •       Rhythm
      • Keep it moving.
      • Different for each genre.
  • 8. Digital Storytelling Projects
      • Digistory about the life and work of an important author. 
      • Autobiography introducing student
      • to classmates.
      • A "How to" story with step-by-step instructions.
      • Book Report explaining the main elements of a story.
      • Share a traditional meal of the student's culture with pictures/recipes
    •       of the meal. 
  • 9. Programs for Creating  Digital Stories
    • Image Blender
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 
    • Microsoft Photo Story 3
    • Photsynth
    • Windows Movie Maker  
  • 10. Examples of Digital Stories
    • Other Examples
  • 11. References Barrett, H.C. (2009, March 04). Digital storytelling. Retrieved from Lasica, J.D. (2006, October 2). Digital storytelling: a tutorial in 10 easy steps . Retrieved from techplan/page5897.cfm Microsoft, Initials. (2010). Digital storytelling in the classroom . Retrieved from` storytelling.aspx Video in the classroom examples . (2006). Retrieved from