Overview of Digital Storytelling and benefits of it in the classroom
Provide you with a number of storytelling tools that you can use to improve student learning
Give you some time to explore these tools and identify ways to use them
“ Storytelling, no matter in what form and created in whatever media is a powerful tool to transmit knowledge, culture, perspectives and points of view” “ Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that defies logic.” -Jim Trelease Our species think in metaphors and learn through stories -Mary Catherine Bateson
Connect on an emotional level with people and events and connect them to experiences in our own lives Stories allow us to communicate our perspective and perception Collaborate through remixing and remakes of stories Images: from How- to-Guide: Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators Langwitches blog
Why use digital tools?
Creativity and Inventive Thinking
Higher order thinking skills
Information (Media) Literacy
Multiple Intelligences/Learning Styles
Project Management Mentality
From: Ch4- Digitales: the Art of Telling Digital Stories
Images: from How- to-Guide: Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators Langwitches blog
Images adapted: from How- to-Guide: Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators Langwitches blog
Where do I go from here? How do I get started?
What media (text, audio, images, video) do I or my students need to tell the story?
How do I prepare my students to create content for the story?
StoryBird - Collaborative Storytelling
Myths and Legends-Story Creator
Other options: Comic Life, Kid Pix, and Keynote
(Moving beyond Microsoft Word)
Keynote (recording feature)
VoiceThread-Images and Audio
Great web-based tool
Upload images and easy to share on websites
Video and Animation Storytelling
GoAnimate -Really dynamic animated cartoons
Xtranormal - Text to movies!
Scratch-animate and game maker
Please choose 1 or 2 tools that you would like to use in the classroom and try using it