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    • Digital Storytelling with Movie Maker! Workshop for Using and Integrating Movie Maker in Middle and Secondary Classrooms. Overview The title, “Digital Storytelling with Movie Maker” represents the theme of storytelling that unifies all of the examples our group members created, and reflects the exciting opportunities Movie Maker offers to teachers and their students. This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to Movie Maker’s features and provide strong examples of digital storytelling that will help participants to see some of the possibilities this program has to offer for their own classrooms. When teachers finish this workshop, they will walk away with an understanding of how to create digital storytelling presentations with this program. Additionally, they should leave with ideas of how Movie Maker can be used to present information and how students can use it to demonstrate their understanding of a topic of study.
    • Rationale Our students today have grown up surrounded by technology and in this current digital age teachers should seek out resources that match students’ interests and engage them in their learning. Movie Maker is an excellent tool to meet these goals, and yet, very few educators have experience with it. Once teachers are introduced to Movie Maker, they will find that it is an excellent addition to their collection of varied teaching methods. Teachers will also discover that this format appeals to many of their most challenging students. The emphasis on digital images whether video or still, accompanies with audio enhancements and the incorporation of text and audio narration will provide students with a creative voice. This medium will even be a hit with all levels of learners from the struggling student to the gifted. For these reasons, this workshop will appeal to teachers in every content area interested in differentiation. The samples shared by the presenters are designed to match the Georgia Performance Standards in various grade levels. Teachers in all grade levels will find the workshop most beneficial.
    • In CLASS Keys, the new teacher evaluation system in Georgia, there are 26 elements that teachers must exhibit or show evidence of in the classroom. All teachers in the state have already begun or are beginning evaluation under the new system, and it is very different from the old one. Under the Standard for Standards Based Instruction, Element 1.5 states, “The teacher uses accessible technology effectively to enhance student learning.” Our workshop provides middle and high school teachers with an example of accessible technology and will instruct teachers how to effectively enhance student learning with this technology. Under the Professionalism Standard, Element 3.1 states, "the teacher grows professionally through job-embedded learning." This workshop on using and integrating Movie Maker in middle and secondary classrooms will help teachers to meet this element as well. Prerequisites Participants in this class need at least some familiarity with digital photography, video, and audio as well as drag-and-drop programs. Most aspects of Movie Maker involve dragging and dropping images, text, video, music, transition effects, audio narration, etc. Participants also need basic typing skills in order to enter text if desired. Only the most basic computer skills
    • are needed to experience success with Movie Maker. Most teachers will find that it is very easy to work with this program. Participants will be asked to prepare for this workshop by choosing a topic they will soon teach and saving images related to this topic to a flash drive that they will bring to the presentation. These images will be used by participants to create a sample digital story during the workshop. Resources The ideal setting for this workshop would be a computer lab with enough computers to match the group size. In this setting, participants could follow the steps discussed during the presentation to gain hands- on experience with Movie Maker. Because of the ease of using this program, it is not absolutely necessary for participants to have access to their own computers, but could work in pairs. The presenter must have access to a computer with Movie Maker software, an LCD projector or Smart Board, and handouts for participants. The packet of handouts would include a quick-use guide for Movie Maker, and a handout from the Powerpoint used in the workshop.
    • Processes The workshop presentation will be guided by a PowerPoint that will begin with the workshop objectives and slides of quotes from teachers and students about the positive aspects of Movie Maker. Sample digital stories will follow and the presenter will point out some of the features including the imported media, effects, transitions, and titles and credits, narration and saving movies. The presenter will then open Movie Maker along with all participants who have access to a computer. The presentation will then follow the steps outlined in the “Quick-Use Guide to Movie Maker” handout. Participants will be introduced to the different imported media, editing effects, and narration. The presenter will also show participants how to save, the digital stories they create. As participants learn about each Movie Maker element, they will practice it by using their own topic and images that they selected prior to the workshop in order to start building a digital. The presenter will ask the participants to brainstorm on how teachers and students can use Movie Maker and digital stories for educational purposes. Small content teams of participants will work together to list these ideas and will add these to a Google document that all participants will be able to access during and after the workshop. Groups will present their ideas to the larger group to close out the workshop. Feedback
    • An online survey will be available for participants to complete before they leave. The survey will evaluate the effectiveness of the workshop through the level of confidence achieved by the participants in their ability to utilize Movie Maker in their classrooms. The feedback from this survey will be used to determine what changes need to be made for future workshop presentations. Participants will also add to the Google document started in class to share the ways they use Movie Maker and digital stories in their classes following the workshop. Online Survey at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEF1VGFuR2FHaThZb21VX1pZQkFaZnc6MA Expertise Michael Lofton has been teaching 6th through 9th grade math classes in the Barrow County School District for the last 11 years. He attended University of Georgia to earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education, Troy University to earn a Masters of Education in Post Secondary Education, and is currently pursuing an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia. Mr. Lofton has presented on a variety of topics at his local school; for the school district, and for the Northeast Georgia RESA. Mr. Lofton is the recipient of several awards including Teacher of the Year for his school and the Barrow County Retired Teachers “Innovative Teacher” scholarship award. Additionally, Mr. Lofton co-designed the single gender classroom guidelines for his county and serves as the county high school trainer for single gender education.