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Learn how digital stories can enhance your curriculum. Teachers can use this to have students narrate original stories, conduct interviews, create biographies, describe historical events, and in many …

Learn how digital stories can enhance your curriculum. Teachers can use this to have students narrate original stories, conduct interviews, create biographies, describe historical events, and in many other ways.

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  • 1. Digital Storytelling Presented by: Pam Friedman Westfield School District
  • 2. What is Digital Storytelling?
    • Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling.  Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences and insights. (Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association)
  • 3. Digital Stories in the Classroom
    • Digital stories can be used in almost every area of the curriculum:
    • Some ideas are:
    • Biographies
    • Science Experiments
    • Fictional Story or Poem
    • Personal Experience
    • Interview a relative
    • Historical Events
  • 4. Student Samples JFK – My Hero September 11th My Poppy
  • 5. Getting Started: The Story Idea
    • Original script: fictional story, poem, personal experience, relatives’ stories
    • Prompts: a special vacation, someone who inspires you, a subject in school
    • Research: a topic, biography, or event
    • A visual start: find an image that moves you and build a story around that image
  • 6. The Script
    • Pre-write using a word processing document
    • Use bullets
    • For each bullet, suggest an image or images that may work
    • Think visually!
  • 7. Recording
    • Use a good sound recorder or the built-in microphone on your computer
    • Make sure the room is relatively quiet
    • Remind students to speak slowly and clearly using emotion
    • Record using either Sound Recorder or Audacity:
    • http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • 8. Software
    • Most computers have standard software that can be used
    • PCs: Windows MovieMaker
    • Mac: iMovie
    • Several good software programs can be purchased for classrooms:
    • Adobe Premiere
    • Power Director
  • 9. Images/Videos
    • Copyright issues
    • Document sources by title and URL
    • United Streaming: www.unitedstreaming.com
    • Flickr Creative Commons http://flickr.com/creativecommons
    • Our Media http://ourmedia.org/learning-center/images/free-photo-sites
    • World Images
    • http://worldart.sjsu.edu/
  • 10. Resources
    • There are numerous websites containing resources and information about Digital Storytelling.
    • Tech Head Stories - http://www.tech-head.com/dstory.htm
    • Another great resource for digital stories is United Streaming (our school district has a subscription): www.unitedstreaming.com
    • Memory’s Voices – one of the best resources on the net http://www.storycenter.org/memvoice/pages/cookbook.html
  • 11. Contact Information
    • Pamela Friedman is the Instructional Technology Specialist at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield, NJ and was selected as a Google Certified Teacher in February 2007.
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Website: www.westfieldnjk12.org/computerlab
    • Digital Stories: Click Here
    • Blog: http://friedman-techtalk.blogspot.com
    • Google Certified Teacher: http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/pam-friedman