Digital Storytelling Workshop

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This was an hour and a half workshop on Digital Storytelling. An archive copy of the workshop can be seen here: https://connect.cuonline.edu/p30775084/

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Digital Storytelling Workshop

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>1. The What </li></ul><ul><li>2. The How </li></ul><ul><li>3. The When </li></ul><ul><li>4. Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a        Digital Story?
  4. 4. What is a Digital Story? <ul><li>&quot;A short, first-person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds&quot;                                                  ~ Center for Digital Storytelling </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Digital Story? <ul><li>&quot;Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                       ~ University of Houston </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is a Digital Story? <ul><li>&quot; Short, personal multimedia tales told from the heart&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                   ~ Daniel Meadows </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a Digital Story? <ul><li>Key Points: --It’s short --It’s personal --It’s f rom the heart </li></ul><ul><li>--It uses different media </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Digital Stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL0QkVu5t6w
  9. 9. Examples of Digital Stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEoTKxr9EyY
  10. 10. How do you make one?            
  11. 11. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  12. 12. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  13. 13. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  14. 14. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  15. 15. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  16. 16. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  17. 17. Creating a Digital Story Step 1: Decide on the focus of the story Step 2: Write the script Step 3: Find images/video/music  Step 4: Add images  Step 5: Record narration Step 6: Add a soundtrack  Step 7: Produce the digital story
  18. 18. Tools of the Trade Joggle ImageLoop One True Media RockYou Slide SlideFlickr flickrslidr Slideoo pictobrowser PhotoShow Slideroll Picasa Linking Flickr Notes 50+ Ways to Tell a Story http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools PhotoPeach Tikatok Tar Heel Reader Dandelife OurStory xtimeline Voice Thread VUVOX VUVOX Collage Mixercast gnomz ComicsSketch Toondoo Flicktion Kerpoof Bubblr Comiqs PikiStrips Pixton Tabblo Scrapblog Glogster Mapwing Google My Maps Wayfaring Flickr … Word Story Blabberize yodio BubblePLY Motionbox Animoto JayCut xtranormal shwup Empressr Spresent Slideshare / Slidecasts Zentation Zoho Show MyPlick Google Presenter WebSlides Slideboom SlideRocket 280 slides Prezi Ahead Vcasmo Podcast People
  19. 19. Tools of the Trade <ul><ul><li>Jing (win. / mac) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie (mac) / Moviemaker (win.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhotoStory (win.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Connect </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Jing
  21. 21. PhotoStory
  22. 22. When (and why) do you use them?
  23. 23. Ways to Use Faculty Stories <ul><li>A way to introduce yourself to your students </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction for a course </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of a unit/week </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to a problem of practice </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul>
  24. 24. Benefits of Faculty Stories <ul><li>Provides insight into our educ. & personal values; </li></ul><ul><li>• Highlights our teaching approaches and strategies; </li></ul><ul><li>• Exposes our personalities, voices, and families; </li></ul><ul><li>• Remind students we were once students too; </li></ul><ul><li>• Models relevant personal sharing, self-disclosure, and storytelling; </li></ul><ul><li>• Illustrates our enthusiasm for the teaching-learning enterprise; and </li></ul><ul><li>• Begins the process of building trust, connection, and community. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Ways to Use Student Stories <ul><li>Introduce themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Unit / week or course summary </li></ul><ul><li>As an alternative presentation </li></ul><ul><li>As a different kind of case study </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________ </li></ul>
  26. 26. Benefits of Student Stories <ul><li>Alternative to typical presentations and essays; </li></ul><ul><li>• Teaches others about a particular concept or topic in a different way; </li></ul><ul><li>• Can help summarize a lesson or unit, or set of readings; </li></ul><ul><li>• Illustrates their ability to work up Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>• Empowers students to creatively express their ideas and perspective in an engaging, evocative way. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Resources --Copy of the presentation, job aids, and articles on digital storytelling: www.slideshare.net/plowenthal --Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu --Center for Digital Storytelling http://www.storycenter.org
  28. 28. Homework Challenge Use one of the job aids and/or screencasts to create your first digital story. It can be about anything. Spend about an hour this weekend working on it, upload it to the web (e.g., on screencast.com) and email the URL to your story to Patrick at [email_address] so that Patrick can share it with all of us.

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