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Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
Amp Up Your Booktalk
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  • 1. Amp Up Your Booktalks! Tradition meets Tech
  • 2. Think about it…
    • 65% of children already online prior to their teen years – they don’t see technology and “new “ forms as new
        • (NCREL and Metri Group, 2003)
    • In a study by the Kaiser Foundation, children ages 0-6 spend about two hours per day using screen media and only an average of 39 minutes reading or being read to
  • 3. Two Worlds, One Universe
    • Think about it….students who are digital natives are becoming…. literary immigrants
    • They won’t buy into the importance of the value of text because of the preponderance of technology in their daily lives
    • In order for teens to buy into our world, we must give them more interactive forms of narratives instead of just a piece of literature
    • (Robert Kenny, Ph.D, “Digital Narrative as a Curriculum Framework)
  • 4. Old vs. New
    • Displays
    • to
    • Powerpoints
    • to
  • 5. Types of videocasts
    • Movie-type production
    • Film clip
    • Person filming him/herself reading from the book
  • 6. Where to Find ‘Em
    • Websites
      • For specific books
      • Created by specific people
    • Book publishers
    • Youtube
    • NHS website
    • Author(s ) websites/spotlights
  • 7. Web/OS Applications
    • Web:
    • Animoto
    • One True Media
    • Audacity
    • OS:
    • Photostory
    • Moviemaker
    • Powerpoint
  • 8. Photo websites
  • 9. Music websites
  • 10. Creating videocasts… my personal parameters
    • Envision your final project –
    • objects
    • emotions
    • situations
    • places
    • Make sure these are major elements in the book!
  • 11. Creating continued…
    • Using your vision, make a keyword list to help you with your search.
    • Always think of alternative images if you cannot find what you’re looking for
    • Find music to match the mood of the book
  • 12. Rules/ Suggestions
    • Do NOT write a paragraph on a slide!
    • Become a character to tell the story or be an omniscient voice
    • Give the ending a cliffhanger hook or…
    • End the videocast with questions (i.e. booktalking). DON’T give away the ending!!
  • 13. Rules/Suggestions
    • Be careful of formatting in your videocasts
    • Videocasts should last as long as a typical booktalk book – two minutes (or thereabouts)
    • Do more personal booktalking than videocasts – shows you READ
    • Do NOT substitute a videocast without reading the book!!
    • Use more than one application for booktalking
  • 14. Backgrounds: Research: Zero to Six: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning With Technology on Student Outcomes Kenny, Robert, Ph.D. “ Digital Narrative as a Curriculum Framework.”