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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital StorytellingTrends/Issues in Technology
  2. 2. What are Digital Stories? Stories that are told through the use of digital tools Focus on a specific topic or point of view Vary in length (most often 2-10 minutes) Can be used for any topic (history, personal narrative, math, retelling a story, etc.)
  3. 3. Contain a mixture of: Computer-based images Text Recorded audio narration Video clips Music
  4. 4. 7 Elements of Story Telling Find your story. (what will get your point across best) Map your story. (how do you want to tell it) Capture your audience’s attention right away, and keep it. (ex. Dramatic question) Tell your story from your unique point of view. (don’t overload with information, just say important parts) Use fresh and vivid language (be clear and specific) Integrate emotion – yours and the audience’s. (create a tone and keep with it) Use your own voice, in the script and in the audio. (be sure to pace yourself)
  5. 5. How Can I Use Digital Stories in myClassroom?Teacher Created Uses Student Created Uses Pre-teaching vocabulary  Demonstrating learned content Building background knowledge  Retelling information Reviewing newly learned concepts  Sharing student work Assessing student learning  Executing technological skills Assessing student technological skill  Creating original products development Retelling a story for ESL learner
  6. 6. Benefits of Digital Storytelling Encourages research  Enhances learning by encouraging students to communicate effectively Fosters critical thinking skills  Helps students make a connection Encourages students to write and to work at becoming better writers  Encourages creativity Gives students a voice  Works well with portfolio assessment Tells a personal narrative  Promotes digital literacy Helps students retain knowledge longer
  7. 7. ExampleLong Vowel Sounds by Ms.Inabinet’s First Grade Class
  8. 8. ExampleDon’t Laugh at Me by Hope C.
  9. 9. Helpful Sites Little Bird Tales – Allows pictures to be loaded along with words and audio; user friendly; available on the app store Microsoft Word | Learning Guides – Great guides available for teachers along with rubrics and templates Digital Storytelling with the iPad – Apps for storytelling (all-in- one, storyboarding/layout, scripting/writing, images, and audio) Discovery Education – Provides a description, rubrics and storyboards, examples, and tools and resources Voice Thread – Add images, video, and audio to build a story Voice Thread For Education Wiki – Support of teachers on how to use voice thread; separated by grades
  10. 10. Lesson Plans Digital Wish – A long list of lesson plans from grade K-12 using digital storytelling Unit Plan – A week long unit plan using digital storytelling by having students create a story Scholastic – A lesson plan of sharing culture through digital storytelling Digital Storytelling Worksheet – A Microsoft Word document that is a prepared worksheet for students to write out the different parts that need to be in a digital storytelling
  11. 11. References Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Includes: Examples, Software, Essentials, Create, Evaluate, Web 2.0 & Links Microsoft in Education | Teaching Guides Digital storytelling in the classroom Includes: Rubrics, templates, and guides Example Digital Storytelling Scott County Student Digital Stories