Digital Storytelling Class


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Digital Storytelling Class

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Presented By: </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Fijor </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Academy 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. “Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories” - Roger C. Schank - Cognitive Scientist - Roger C. Schank - Cognitive Scientist - Roger C. Schank - Cognitive Scientist
  3. 3. Story
  4. 4. A Whole New Mind <ul><li>Right-Brained Thinkers Role in the World </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 5 focusses on Story </li></ul><ul><li>“Once Upon A Time” - story connects us </li></ul><ul><li>The Story Business </li></ul><ul><li>The Story of Healing </li></ul>
  5. 5. “We are our stories. We compress years of experience, thought, and emotion into a few compact narratives that we convey to others and tell to ourselves” - Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind
  6. 6. Educational Value
  7. 7. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy <ul><li>Places a larger emphasis on creating </li></ul><ul><li>Creation allows students to demonstrate understanding </li></ul>
  8. 8. Differentiated Instruction <ul><li>Stories allow students to tap into interests and specific learning profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can customize content, process and product according to students’ readiness </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student Perspective <ul><li>It provides an authentic learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Student investment is greatly improved </li></ul><ul><li>Students motivation is improved as well as the end product </li></ul>
  10. 10. Components of Digital Storytelling
  11. 11. Digital Story Components <ul><li>Should include a combination of visual images and students voice </li></ul><ul><li>The emphasis should be equal if not greater on the visual elements </li></ul><ul><li>Let the pictures become part of the narrative, a picture is worth 1000 words. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Visual images
  13. 13. Vacation
  14. 17. Drama
  15. 21. Sometimes stories don’t need any words
  16. 23. Tell your story with video
  17. 25. Story Telling Process
  18. 26. Done in Lab Done in class
  19. 27. Warm-Up Exercise
  20. 28. Wordle <ul><li>Find a story online </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and paste the text into Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a partner to identify the main ideas and themes </li></ul>
  21. 30. Comic Life <ul><li>Create a graphic novel with your peers to tell a story </li></ul><ul><li>The graphic novel should not have any words except a title </li></ul><ul><li>Topics for the stories can be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“The Circle of Life” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Home Sweet Home” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“A Day At Work” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Making Wishes Come True” </li></ul></ul>
  22. 31. Your Task
  23. 32. Your Task <ul><li>Using Keynote, Garageband, iMovie- create a narrative of your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Topics can include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“A Wish Come True” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Finding Courage” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“A New Identity” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your stories must include voice, visual images, and music. Each must add to the narrative. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 33. Assessment <ul><li>Authentic Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>