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Intro to Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling<br />Workshop Wiki, including a link to session materials:<br />Presenter: Suzanne Shanks, Digital Technology Teacher, Mann Middle School<br />Email: LSSHANKS@HOTMAIL.COM<br />District 11 I.D.: Lynda Shanks<br />
  2. 2. We are our stories.  We compress years of experience, thought, and emotion into a few compact narratives<br />we convey to others and tell to ourselves.<br />Daniel Pink,A Whole New Mind<br />
  3. 3. Digital StorytellingQuestions This Session Will Answer:<br />What is digital storytelling ?<br />What are some examples of digital stories?<br />How can digital storytelling be used in education?<br />What are the justifications for doing so?<br />What is the process of creating a digital story?<br />Where we find more resources, multimedia, software, web applications, and copyright guidelines?<br />Workshop Wiki, including a link to session materials:<br />Presenter: Suzanne Shanks, Digital Technology Teacher, Mann Middle School<br />Email: LSSHANKS@HOTMAIL.COM<br />District 11 ID: Lynda S. Shanks<br />
  4. 4. How do you write a digital story?<br />Almost exactly like you’d write a story on paper!<br />Relax – <br />You can <br />do this.<br />
  5. 5. What is Digital Storytelling?<br />Ordinary people using new digital tools to tell their own real-life stories. <br />Students do it to learn information literacy and multimedia tools.<br />Digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, sometimes video clips and/or music. <br />They vary in length, but are typically between two and five minutes. <br />Topics: tell a personal tale, teach something, retell historical events, give some news, explain your beliefs, write about your own community or values, etc. etc. etc.<br />
  6. 6. Examples of Digital Storytelling<br /><br /><br /><br />
  7. 7. Can You Say “Audience”?<br />
  8. 8. Write<br />Build<br />Share<br />
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  10. 10. Remind your students that the planning and writing portions of the project are the most important. <br />There is no need to do anything digitally until the planning and writing processes are complete, so if you have limited access to computers this will help you.<br />
  11. 11. After a digital story is shared, it should be remembered for its soul, not the bells and whistles of technology.  <br />Bernajean Porter -Sharing Stories that Need to Be Told  <br />
  12. 12. Writing Process<br />
  13. 13. Topics for Digital Storytelling<br /><ul><li>Personal stories about: </li></ul> family,<br /> life events,<br /> past, <br /> feelings, <br /> beliefs,<br /> friendships.<br /><ul><li>Teach how to do something.
  14. 14. Retell historical events
  15. 15. Report on interesting news
  16. 16. Something you’ve learned
  17. 17. Your original poetry
  18. 18. Biography of someone else
  19. 19. Tell about a trip/travels
  20. 20. Persuade others
  21. 21. Tell about a character in a book.
  22. 22. Tell about a loved one who died
  23. 23. Accomplishments
  24. 24. Adventures
  25. 25. Favorite place
  26. 26. Your hobby
  27. 27. Your sport
  28. 28. Your hero</li></li></ul><li>6/19/2009<br />copyright 2006<br />14<br />Every story has these elements.<br />
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  32. 32. &quot;The script is usually a distillation of the essential components of the narrative story. As the digital story is created, the script forms the foundation, and  the various multimedia elements serve to rebuild the story. For example, the narrative may be between three or four typed pages. The script resulting from  this narrative may be about a page in length. Producing the digital story from the script ensures that the multimedia elements convey and contribute meaning to the story, rather than being (bells and whistles) included to make the story more “interesting.” <br />http://www.jakesonline.orgg/dstory_ice.pdf  You could do these activities on paper or digitally<br /> <br />
  33. 33. One easy way for students to do a script is to:<br />fold a regular sheet of notebook paper in half length wise <br />(hot dog)<br />On the left half of the sheet write their script. The right hand side can be used for notes or sketches of the scene.  <br />A full left side of the paper equates roughly to one minute of spoken voice in the story.<br />
  34. 34. Easy<br />Peasy!<br />
  35. 35. This is not your grandfather’s classroom anymore.<br />(If we keep doing what we’ve always done, <br />we’ll keep getting what we’ve always gotten.)<br />
  36. 36. Write<br />Share<br />You Are Here<br />
  37. 37. You Are Here<br />
  38. 38. You will want to use:<br /><ul><li>still-frame imagery
  39. 39. Perhaps video
  40. 40. scanned images
  41. 41. photographs from personal collections
  42. 42. Pictures from their cell phones</li></ul> &quot;We have discouraged the inclusion of video clips as video adds another layer of complexity to the process, both in the recording, rendering (making the final movie) and it increases the memory storage requirements greatly.&quot;   <br />Adapted from David Jakes<br /> <br />For more about raw multimedia components, visit these pages:<br />Working With Video<br />Working With Digital Images<br />Working With Audio<br />The Storage Locker<br />
  43. 43. Build and Edit Movie and Sounds.<br /> <br />The most popular software for digital storytelling are far and away PhotoStory3, Movie Maker, and Audacity.   You can also create, fine-tune and publish your movie in one place with more and more internet sites every day. Here are a few:<br />Animoto<br />VoiceThread<br />DigitalStoryteller<br />BubbleShare<br />JumpCut<br />EyeSpot<br />Viddler<br />Motionbox<br />Slideshare<br />Flickr  <br />For more about manipulating multimedia components, visit these pages: <br />Working With Video<br />Working With Digital Images<br />Working With Audio<br />The Storage Locker<br />
  44. 44. SHARE / <br />PUBLISH<br />You Are Here<br />
  45. 45. Publish or Share.<br />The best part about digital storytelling is sharing with others.  You can download your movies to a cd, dvd, or flash drive when you are finished. To get a bigger audience you can also post it on your own wiki, blog, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, or ThinkQuest web site<br />VoiceThread (What is a Voice Thread?)<br />DigitalStoryteller<br />BubbleShare<br />JumpCut<br />EyeSpot<br />Viddler<br />Motionbox<br />Slideshare<br />Flickr<br />dotSUB <br />Next Visa for Learning<br />TeacherTube<br /><br />Blip.TV<br />YouTube<br />Glogster<br />Mixbook<br />Allan Levine shows 50 different ways of publishing (he uses the same story for all 50!)<br /> <br /><br />
  46. 46. Assessment.<br />  <br />Depending on the nature of the project, a digital story can be an effective way for the students to illustrate their understanding of a subject.  As such, it can be a valuable form of performance assessment. However, not all stories lend themselves to that.<br />There are tons of rubrics on my wiki and by searching in Google.<br /> <br />
  47. 47. Workshop Wiki, including a link to session materials: <br /><br />Email: LSSHANKS@HOTMAIL.COM<br />(District 11 ID: Lynda S. Shanks)<br />