Transmedia Storytelling and Digital Literacy in Education


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Transmedia Storytelling and Digital Literacy in Education

  1. 1. Transmedia Literacy and Digital Storytelling in Education Charmaine Ng June 4, 2012
  2. 2. "Stories havethe amazingdual power tosimulate andto inspire."- Chip and DanHeath, Made toStick, 2007
  3. 3. - Lane Smith, Its A Book, 2010 Stories used to look like this.
  4. 4. Now, theylook like this.
  5. 5. TransmediaStorytelling (n.)the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies
  6. 6. Marsha Kinder Transmedia intertextuality works to position consumers as powerful players while disavowing commercial manipulation. - Playing with Power, 1991
  7. 7. Henry Jenkins Stories that unfold across multiple media platforms, with each medium making distinctive contributions to our understanding of the world. - Convergence Culture, 2006
  8. 8. Transmedias Cousin expressing ones story or creativity through short multimedia pieces that incorporate photographs, video, audio, and text
  9. 9. Is this acceptable?
  10. 10. Why Should We Care?Todays students must become digital citizens in order to use technology appropriately, effectively, and collaboratively.
  11. 11. So... How are teachers implementing transmedia strategies in their classrooms? How do they make their decisions?
  12. 12. Robot Heart Stories
  13. 13. Curriculum Integration Los Angeles: alternative energy sources and space Montreal: arts and communication GPS tracking "a classic call-and-response between both parties"
  14. 14. Transmedia Elements Written letters Animations and videos Collaboration "Maybe, we could keep writing and sharing ideas in the future."
  15. 15. Inanimate AliceA young girl and her digital friend, Brad
  16. 16. Transmedia Elements Multimedia Self-contained episodes Interactive "designed from the outset as a story thatunfolds over time and on multiple platforms"
  17. 17. Weslandia Facebook profile Musical pieces Sports Skits"I have a responsibility to provide a learning environment that allows for the freedom to think about story in less conventional ways."
  18. 18. Criteria Platform Purpose & Access Goals Narrative Direction
  19. 19. Criteria Platform Is it affordable? Access Can you use it on Macs and PCs?
  20. 20. Criteria Narrative How does the theme Direction lend itself to other environments? How does the story fit educational standards?
  21. 21. Criteria Purpose & What do you hope Goals students will learn about themselves? What skills will they leave with?
  22. 22. Key Takeaways● Understand your audience.● Nail down your objectives.● Identify the needs of your students.● Create an emotional connection to the content.● There is no right or wrong way to tell a transmedia story.
  23. 23. The Future?"When people can not only pick up somethingby the written word, but also listen to it...or seesomeones interpretation of that word through moving images, then I think it becomes much more alive." - Dave Boardman, English teacher in Maine
  24. 24. Any Questions?Thanks for your time!A copy of this presentation will be availablehere: ng.cmaine@gmail.comTwitter: @noodlemaine