DIGITAL MEDIA FOR THE CLASSROOM: How to Tell your Story Using Film, Photography, Blogs and Podcasts Part 1 – Friday April 29, 2011 Part 2 – Friday May 6, 2011 Reisa Levine – Web & Educational Media Producer [email_address] @reisa101 http://www.delicious.com/reisa101 APOP – L’Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l’ordinateur au postsecondaire
video creation for Language Arts, History, Applied Sciences
Blogging or class wikis for any subject
Google documents, for sharing files, information, research findings,
Social media for Marketing, Communications, Business
Media is helping education to become more ‘integrated’…
media is the tool of choice for the ‘millennium generation’
offers high level synthesis and analysis
Knowing how to present your work is an important part of the post secondary experience
What is media literacy? Media Literacy includes: Basic Technical Proficancy (although media literacy goes way beyond this) Knowing how to Search and Validate Information online Online Safety and Privacy Evaluating Authenticity, point of view Thinking Critically Rights and Responsibilities Digital Copyright
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.
We can feel more connected by sharing media with others and creating community.
Digital Literacy in Canada – Media Awareness Network
Digital literacy gives citizens the adaptive abilities they need to participate fully in the global digital society, allowing them to benefit from the digital economy and derive new opportunities for employment, innovation, creative expression and social inclusion.
- Paraphrased from ‘Digital Literacy in Canada: From Inclusion to Transformation’ (2010)
Storytelling can be traced back to the Pleistocene age
1.8 million to about 11,000 years ago - was developed as a critical survival tool
Digital Storytelling - A term that brought
storytelling to the digital age
A resurgence with the internet age in the late 1990’s early 2000’s as people began to realize the opportunities that digital media offered.
Term Digital Storytelling coined by the Center for Digital Storytelling, 2001
Earliest projects done by the BBC in Wales
Growth parallels the rise of social networks and video-sharing sites
Today used in education, entertainment industries, community, advertizing, cross platform, non-linear (data-base driven)
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