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Digital Storytelling by Ningchun Han

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling Ningchun Han, Ed.D Office of InstructionalTechnology Purdue University Calumet
  2. 2. What is digital storytelling?  Digital storytelling is the practice of combining narrative with digital content, including images, sound, and video, to create a short movie, typically with a strong emotional component.
  3. 3. Seven Elements of A Good Digital Story  Point ofView ◦ What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?  Dramatic Question ◦ A conflict or a key question from the beginning that keeps the audience’s attention until the end of the story when the question is answered  Emotional Content ◦ The fundamental emotional paradigms such as love and loneliness, confidence and vulnerability, acceptance and rejection.
  4. 4. Seven Elements of A Good Digital Story  Gift ofVoice ◦ Personalizing the story with the pitch, inflection, and speed of the voice  Power of the Soundtrack ◦ Music or other sounds that support and add depth to the narrative  Pacing ◦ The rhythm of the story to sustain the audience’s interest  Economy ◦ Using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the audience (3-5 minutes)
  5. 5. Why digital story  Critical thinking skills  Research skills  Communication skills
  6. 6. Why digital story?  21st Century Skills ◦ Digital Literacy (Digital Native ≠ Digitally literate) - Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. Alan November American educator and Educational Consultant
  7. 7. Why digital story?  21st Century Skills ◦ Media Literacy - Media literacy is the ability to encode and decode symbols transmitted via media and the ability to synthesize, analyze and produce mediated messages. Media Consumer Media Producer Self- representation Self-identification - To look is one thing, To see what you look at is another, To understand what you see is a third, To learn from what you understand is still something else: To act on what you learn is all that matters. -- Taoist saying
  8. 8. Why digital story?  21st Century Skills ◦ Visual Literacy - The ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image. ◦ Information Literacy - The ability to find, evaluate, and synthesize information in both analog and digital formats. ◦ Global Literacy - The ability to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective.
  9. 9. Basic Steps  Step 1 – Select a topic and point of view ◦ What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author? Is the author trying to inform, convince, provoke, question?  Step 2 – Develop script ◦ “We may be digital storytellers but, if we have no story, then we have no reason even to switch on our computer.Time spent polishing a story idea and writing the script is time well spent.” – Daniel Meadows
  10. 10. Basic Steps  Step 3 - Storyboard
  11. 11. Basic Steps  Step 4 – Collect images, videos and sounds ◦ Free and copyright-friendly Images Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ Pics4Learning – http://www.pics4learning.com/ Freefoto – http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp FreeStockPhotos – http://freestockphotos.com/ Open Photo - http://openphoto.net/about/ Stock Exchange - http://www.sxc.hu/
  12. 12. Basic Steps  Step 4 – Collect images and sounds ◦ Free and copyright friendly music for download Freeplay music - http://www.freeplaymusic.com/index.aspx Freesound Project - https://www.freesound.org/ ccMixer - http://ccmixter.org/ ◦ Recording voice Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  13. 13. Basic Steps  Step 5 – Create a digital story ◦ Mac - iMovie ◦ PC – PhotoStory 3,Windows Movie Maker  Available labs on campus: CLO 238 (25 seats), CLO 240 (26 seats), CLO 263 (17 seats), CLO 251 (PhotoStory only, 20 seats) ◦ Web-based Software for both Mac and PC  Meograph – www.meograph.com  WeVideo – www.wevideo.com ◦ Mobile Apps – Com-Phone Story Maker, StoryKit, Blurb, Story Creator, Storyrobe  Step 6 – Share ◦ YouTube - Public, Unlisted ◦ Through Meograph,WeVideo
  14. 14. Digital Storytelling Rubric  Digital Storytelling rubric generator http://digitales.us/evaluating- projects/scoring-guides  Sample rubric by DISTCO (Digital Storytelling Contest) http://www.distco.org/wp- content/uploads/2011/10/Digital- Storytelling-Rubric-DISTCO-2014.pdf
  15. 15. Digital Stories in Subjects  http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/examp le_stories.cfm

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