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Digital Media for the Classroom: how to tell your story using film, photography, blogs and podcasts. …

Digital Media for the Classroom: how to tell your story using film, photography, blogs and podcasts.

Presentation at the Association for Media Literacy (AML) - Spotlight on Media Literacy conference. October 23, 2010 at OISE in Toronto

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    • 1. DIGITAL MEDIA FOR THE CLASSROOM: How to Tell your Story Using Film, Photography, Blogs and Podcasts Spotlight on Media Literacy – Enhance Your Teaching Tool Kit for 21st Century Learning October 23, 2010 Reisa Levine – Producer » CitizenShift / Parole citoyenne reisa@citizenshift.org @reisa101 http://www.delicious.com/reisa101
    • 2. In This Workshop… • Digital Storytelling – the basics – What – Why – How You Can use Digital Stories – Some examples • The Production Process – Scripting/Storyboarding – Shooting – Editing – Sharing • Resources
    • 3. Before we start, a couple of background references… Michael Wesch’s 2008 article entitled : Anti-teaching: confronting the crisis of significance The Digital Life Show - Radio Program - interview with André Roux on digital tools in the classroom. (see video by Michael Wesch entitled: A Portrait of Students Today) Digital Literacy in Canada: From Inclusion to Transformation (2010) Media Awareness Network - A discussion paper calling for federal leadership in the creation of a national digital literacy strategy to ensure all Canadians have the necessary skills to use digital technologies to their fullest potential.
    • 4. What is media literacy? Why is media literacy important? Media Literacy includes topics such as: online safety, ethical use, electronic privacy, authenticating and evaluating information, marketing to young people and critical thinking approaches to Internet use. If we understand how media works:  We can decode the messages that are constantly being bombarded at us in our media saturated world.  We can create media for our own needs; to express ourselves, to document an event or situation, to inform others. Sharing our media creations can help us to feel more connected.
    • 5. From Wikipedia Digital Storytelling refers to using digital tools so that ordinary people can tell their own real-life stories. • "Digital Storytelling" is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that uses new digital tools to help ordinary people tell their own 'true stories' in a compelling and emotionally engaging form. • The term can also be a broader journalistic reference to the variety of emergent new forms of digital narratives (web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, and narrative computer games). • As an emerging area of creative work, the definition of digital storytelling is still the subject of much debate. What is Digital Storytelling?
    • 6. Some Leading Resources* for Digital Storytelling (*but there are many more – see the resources section at the end of this presentation) also see my delicious tag ‘digitalstorytelling’ CENTER for DIGITAL STORY TELLING
    • 7. How You Can Use Digital Stories • Projects and activities • Group building • Chronicling a series of events (timeline), a personal history, changes over time • Promotion for your organization or group • Campaign for social change • Public Service Announcement • Publicity for an event
    • 8. Examples • The Center for Digital Storytelling - Regent Park • The Girl Effect • Amy’s Choice
    • 9. CitizenShift encourages and supports community based initiatives and makes people more aware of the issues. 1 video, aprox. 25,435 views, a global network using this piece as their showcase to raise awareness of the issue and offer a community of support for people touched by FASD. Picture This Picture This: A photovoice project Mothers of Children with FASD
    • 10. Tech literacy Vs. Media Literacy • Before you create media, understand how to “read” media • Share resources and learn how to find resources on your own. • DON’T BE AFRAID OF TECHNOLOGY! (even if you’re not a ‘techno-whizz’) Teachers know WHAT TO teach (AND WHY they want to teach it) Students know HOW TO use the tools – exchange strengths and work together! What to look for when analyzing a film clip: • What are some of the unique characteristics of this clip? • How do these techniques contribute to the story? • Are these techniques effective in producing an emotional response? • What other messages do the shots convey? • Who are the characters and what do we know about them from this clip? • What other elements stand out?: Music? Dialogue? Costumes? Lighting? Sets? Let’s Talk Media
    • 11. The Production Process - Scripting/Storyboarding - Shooting - Editing - Sharing
    • 12. The Process – great resource
    • 13. Scripting The focus should be on the story part ! Story Mapping
    • 14. Storyboarding • How to compose your shots – Think creatively • Use a combination of shots: – establishing shots, close-up’s, medium shots, ‘B-role’ complimentary footage, etc • Use text, found footage/photos (Avoid copyrighted materials – use Creative Commons and other open repositories) • Use sound effects, narration, music etc
    • 15. Storyboarding Template available on citizenshift.org/workshops
    • 16. The Production Process - Shooting Cameras, mics & other equipment • The Kodak Zi8 pocket video HD camera (with external sound in jack) • Flip Cam • ‘Prosumer’ type mini DV (or memory card) video camera • Your photo camera’s video mode or your cell phone • Use an external microphone – not the camera’s mic (get good sound ! This is crucial – use headphones to monitor levels) • Location scouting • Composing your shots • Use a tripod whenever possible (don’t forget; batteries, or to charge your cameras/recorders)
    • 17. Working with Sound • Podcasting (audio production) – Tools: • Audacity (free, all platforms) • Ardour (Mac, Linux) • WavePad (PC) • Adobe Audition (more expensive)
    • 18. Editing Free and easy to use software: • imovie (Mac) • Movie Maker (PC) • Online editing tools – YouTube About file formats and transcoding ! – A few popluar viewable formats include: mov, mp4, avi
    • 19. Sharing • Put your film online (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, other site) • Share in your blog • Help spread the word – newsletters, emails, Facebook, Twitter, other social networks
    • 20. Outreach Communications, support and cross channel promotion (social marketing) • The importance of Outreach - it’s all about making connections – Just because you have a great story, doesn’t mean people will find it! – You (the teacher) have to be your communities’ first and most active contributor – If possible, have a dedicated person/team working exclusively on social media outreach & marketing: The Community Manager
    • 21. VoiceThread VoiceThread – online interactive and collaborative story building environment A digital storytelling voicethread
    • 22. Resources This PowerPoint presentation can be found on My slideshare: http://slideshare.net/reisa101 All documents referred to in this presentation are available at: http://citizenshift.org/workshops/media-in-action-resources Examples of Digital Storytelling Sites: http://www.delicious.com/reisa101/digitalstorytelling • The Center for Digital Storytelling - http://www.storycenter.org/index1.html • VoiceThread - https://voicethread.com/?#q.b46225.i249486 • SFETT - http://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican2/Bee.html • Learning through digitial storytelling - Article by Sharyn Mehner • DigiTales - http://www.digitales.us/gallery/other_story_sites.php • The Workbook Project - Culture Hacking - a ‘new’ way of looking at digital storytelling - Background article by Pheobe, Tedx talk by Elan Lee
    • 23. Resources cont… Web Sites • Media Awareness Network - http://www.media-awareness.ca/ • Make Internet TV (Participatory Culture Foundation) - http://makeinternettv.org/equipment/video.php • PBS Frontline Documentary entitled: Digital Nation - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/ • Film Education – promotes use of film within the curriculum (UK Film Industry) http://www.filmeducation.org/ • Adbusters – great psa’s and examples - www.adbusters.org • Concerned Children’s Advertisers - http://www.cca-kids.ca/psas/index.html • Youth Produced PSA’s http://listenup.org/screeningroom/index.php?view=0a6ef5ce0e9a13962ca8f7cecd919981 NetSmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org
    • 24. Software tutorials: iMovie (mac) http://www.apple.com/support/ilife/tutorials/imovie/ http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#imovie http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/graphics/imovie/1create.html http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/imovie3x Movie Maker (Microsoft) Free Download: http://en.kioskea.net/telecharger/telechargement-124-windows-movie-maker Tutorials: http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/windows_movie_maker.aspx?WT.mc_id=moviemakergu http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-xp http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/moviemaker2 http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/donnapirog/Story_Movie/use_moviemaker.htm http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/TSC/prof_dev/tutorials.html#movies Other Software Audacity (sound editing software) - http://audacity.courcefourge.net Tutorial - http://audacity.sourcefourge.net/help/tutorials Scratch (create, share) - http://scratch.mit.edu Tutorial - http://scratch.mit.edu/howto PhotoStory 3 for Windows (photo albums and essays) http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx Resources cont…
    • 25. Resources cont… Places to find Copyright free Materials: Creative Commons Search - http://search.creativecommons.org/ Online movie converter - http://www.movavi.com/ Free Sound Project - http://www.freesound.org/ Incompetech - http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ FreePlay Music - http://freeplaymusic.com/ Internet Archive - http://www.archive.org/ Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_page Greenbuttonmusic - http://www.greenbuttonmusic.com/ Browser-based editors: Youtube.com/editor Kaltura Movie Masher Aviary Pixorial JayCut
    • 26. Reisa Levine CitizenShift / Parole citoyenne reisa101@gmail.com Twitter - @reisa101 http://www.delicious.com/reisa101 Thanks for participating !

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