Kistlers 06a1 (Digital Storytelling)

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Kistlers 06a1 (Digital Storytelling)

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling
  2. 2. Digital Storytelling FAQ <ul><li>Is this only for LA and SS? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO! Story means “Information Sharing” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you have to be a “techie”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NO! Digital Storytelling can be very simple. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do I need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A computer </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages <ul><li>Visually stimulating </li></ul><ul><li>Engages “digital natives” </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curricular (with Computer Lit) </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students think outside the traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Share work quickly with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students work on planning </li></ul>It’s fun!!!
  4. 4. Disadvantages <ul><li>Can be time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Grading must be done on computer </li></ul><ul><li>Technical difficulties/lack of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>“ Technology” overtakes content </li></ul><ul><li>Kids might not like it </li></ul>
  5. 5. PowerPoint <ul><li>Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><li>Create “Slides” of information </li></ul>PhotoStory 3 <ul><li>Creates a movie using photos only </li></ul><ul><li>Add text, pic effects, transitions, music </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a WMV file </li></ul>MovieMaker <ul><li>Creates movies using pics and movies </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for movie editing </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie (High School) - not shown </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Resources/Other Programs </li></ul>Other Possibilities
  6. 6. PowerPoint Advantages <ul><li>Allows you to control speed </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to layer backgrounds, various images, various texts </li></ul>PowerPoint Disadvantages <ul><li>Creates very large files </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint 2000 does not create Quicktime/WMV movies </li></ul>
  7. 7. PhotoStory Advantages <ul><li>Creates a WMV file (pretty universal) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to add music and narration </li></ul><ul><li>Handles many images better than PowerPoint </li></ul>PhotoStory 3 Disadvantages <ul><li>Cannot layer multiple images </li></ul><ul><li>Limited control over text </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot insert movies </li></ul>
  8. 8. MovieMaker Advantages <ul><li>Edit any video footage </li></ul><ul><li>Wide variety of text options </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulate volume and selection of music </li></ul>MovieMaker Disadvantages <ul><li>Sometimes more isn’t better </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t like certain movie files </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot layer multiple textboxes and images </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fun Image Tools <ul><li>BeFunky </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make pics into cartoons, sketches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Man picture transformations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dumpr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Morph images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add images to unique locations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Web 2.0 and Other <ul><li>AniMoto (Web 2.0) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates movies with pictures and music </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread (Web 2.0) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create slideshows to share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blabberize (Web 2.0) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make mouths on pictures move! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comic Life (Program) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create comic strips with your own images </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. KEYS TO DIGITAL STORYTELLING Challenge yourself Don’t abandon other techniques! Don’t overdo it
  12. 12. You can check out all the things we cover on our “Digital Storytelling Wiki”

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