Dynamic Digital Stories Paul H. Smith 2012 See this presentation online at www.innovationeducation.netPaul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
The World of Digital StoriesWhat is a digital story?•Usingcomputer technology you can make a story come alive for yourstudents.•You can make a story in under 10 minutes!• You can use a wide range of resources• digital still photos• scanned or photographed documents• online story creators• sound effects• If you are feeling brave …video.
How can I make this happen? • We all know Prep teachers are under great pressure to get things done in minimal time. • There are more complex ways of creating digital stories like iMovie, Movie Maker and more but what you need is simple, easy and achievable in the time you have. • Creating digital stories with prep can be very rewarding and fun. Depending on your classroom routines, it would be helpful to use a teacher aide, or parent volunteer who works one-on-one to help students create digital stories. • Using Year 6 buddies is a great idea. An older child to help them. Students can work with your Preps so by the end of a lesson, every child has a completed digital story.Paul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
Story Maker Carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/Paul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Maker•A fast and easy way of making free digital stories online You are able to manage a class by importing a class list. Students then have a login and password. Or you could simply use the one login for all. Positives: Very quick, fun, interactive, looks good, can print as a book, no logins Negatives: Only kept online for 1 month, cannot use your photos, no audioPaul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
Crazy Talk•Crazy Talk– http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/•2D animation. Animate any picture! $49. Windows only.•See Example
Storybird http://storybird.com/•Another great story creation Web 2.0 tool•Positives •Amazing Artwork •Professional looking presentations •Full Screen books •Can be saved for later •Can be shared via the internet•Negatives •No audio features •Students may find adding writing difficult •Can’t print the stories
Little Bird Tales http://littlebirdtales.com/Paul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Bird Tales•A very simple online solution to creating a digital story•Stories can be created with •Your photos •Students drawings using drawing tools •Scanned or photographed images of student artwork •Student voices are easily recorded within the software You are able to manage a class by importing a class list. Students then have a login and password. Or you could simply use the one login for all.Paul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
PowerPoint Digital StoriesFor Prep level it is easier to set up templates for students towork from.Activities like this can be run via small literacy groups with aparent or teacher helping.A microphone headset is often a good choice as Prep studentsget too close or too far from microphones.
Narrating Events and Digital StoriesPowerPoint Ripponlea example. PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint Mac 2008
One day Kerry and Kevin decided to playhide and seek in the jungle.
Can you help me?Kevin hopped off to hide. After a whileKerry couldn’t find Kevin anywhere. Sheasked Zeb the zebra to help.
Can you help me?She went into the jungle but she stillcouldn’t find Kevin. She asked Tim the tigerto help.
Can you help me?She went She still couldn’t find Kevin. Sheasked Gina the giraffe to help.
Can you help me?She went down by the swamp but she stillcouldn’t find Kevin. She asked Craig thecrocodile to help.
I know where he is?“I know where he is, follow me” said Craig.
oVoice Thread – add student comments via audio video or text oHow can I use this at Prep level? oNarrate a story, excursion, some artwork, a class project. oTeachers can record their voice to explain concepts, ideas etc. To see many examples of Voicethread being used in classrooms http://voicethread.com/about/library/Paul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
http://edorigami.edublogs.org/files/2009/06/voicethread.movPaul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
oHave a look at this example of how you could use Voicethread in your class. http://voicethread.com/share/2424255/ firstname.lastname@example.orgPaul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
Links to Great Websites o Meddybemps - http://www.meddybemps.com/ Lots of stories to share. Use them on your IWB or as part of a reading rotation group. Check out some of the games too. Great for younger students.Paul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
oiBoard - http://www.iboard.co.uk/curriculum.htm#earlyYearsoSign up to TES at https://account.tes.co.uk/RegisterHigh quality educational interactive resources from the UK. Interactive stories Lesson plans and activity Full screen – great sheets + Interactive! for IWBPaul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
oKerpoof- http://www.kerpoof.com/Make movies, cards, drawings and stories all online and all free!Paul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Great WebsitesPaul H. Smith 2012 email@example.com
Weally Wonderful Websites oWeallyWonderful Websites - http://ndco.cds.org.au/index.php/at/60-gerry- kennedy-at-articles A vast resource of organised websites for educators. Some are excellent for Early Years. The author has authorised free distribution of this document.Paul H. Smith 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org