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Swcolt 09 Digital Storytelling Tasks

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Presentation for SWCOLT April 2009 in Norman, OK

Presentation for SWCOLT April 2009 in Norman, OK

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  • 1. Digital Storytelling Tasks for Language Classrooms Donna Shelton, Megan Anderson, Tina Ferguson, Katrina Gragg, and Tina Van Brunt Northeastern State University SWCOLT 2009
  • 2. Introduction
    • An overview of digital storytelling
    • Hardware and software required
    • Steps involved in creating a story
    • Educational uses of this medium
    • Examples of digital storytelling tasks
  • 3. For copies of our presentation
    • To obtain this PowerPoint and the task instructions:
    • http://www.slideshare.net/sheltods/swcolt-09-digital-storytelling-tasks-for-language-classrooms
    • http://www.slideshare.net/sheltods/digital-storytelling-tasks-for-language-classrooms
    • OR
    • Email us at [email_address]
  • 4. What is Digital Storytelling?
    • Digital storytelling is the enrichment of a traditional narrative with photos and other media by means of computer- or Internet-based applications.
  • 5. Hardware and Software Requirements
    • Digital camera or digital video camera
    • PC or Apple computer
    • External or built-in microphone
    • Movie creation software such as
      • Windows Movie Maker for PCs
      • iMovie for Apples
      • Photo Story for PCs
    • An online application such as VoiceThread
  • 6. Microsoft Photo Story 3 for Windows XP
    • Simplest method and free download
    • Tutorials available on YouTube and Slideshare.net
    • Photo Story not required to view movies
  • 7. Movie Maker and iMovie
    • Video editing applications included in the Microsoft Windows XP and Vista and the Apple Mac OS X operating systems
    • More difficult to use, but more capability
    • Tutorials available for both on YouTube and Slideshare.net
  • 8. VoiceThread
    • A collaborative, multimedia slide show with images, videos, and documents and oral or written comments
    • Easy to use but not generally free
    • For more information, http://voicethread.com
  • 9. Two Sources for Photographs
    • Flickr, www.flickr.com
      • Online photo management and sharing application
      • Allows you to search for Creative Commons-licensed photographs
    • Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
      • A collection of reusable media including photos, maps, and audio files
      • Some in public domain, some under Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation licenses
  • 10. Creative Commons Licensing
    • Creative Commons, http://creativecommons.org/
      • Creative Commons licensing is used by photographers and authors of other creative works who want to allow others certain limited rights to use what they produce
      • “Some rights reserved” rather than the “All rights reserved” of standard copyright or “No rights reserved” of the public domain
      • Example: an Attribution-Non-Commercial License
        • You may use the work for non-commercial purposes but only if you give credit to the author
  • 11. Educational Uses for Digital Stories
    • Appeal to visual and auditory learners, students who like technology, and students who prefer creative tasks
    • Develop student research and organizational skills
    • Enhance technology skills
    • Develop communication skills as they write their script and present their story to an audience
  • 12. Educational Uses for Digital Stories
    • Multiple uses for the language classroom
    • Teacher-created stories
      • Interpretive communication tasks for language acquisition and cultural learning
    • Student-created stories
      • Tasks for individuals, pairs, or small groups
      • Tasks to meet a range of ACTFL standards
    • Possible for any student with basic computer skills
  • 13. Digital Story Creation
    • Define your topic
    • Collect images and music, if desired
    • Research content
    • Decide on story purpose and point of view
    • Prepare a storyboard that aligns your script, images, and music
    • Use the chosen application to upload images, record your narration, and create your story
    • For more on the process: http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/getting_started.html
  • 14. Digital Storytelling Resources
    • University of Houston, Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling, http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/
    • Center for Digital Storytelling, http://www.storycenter.org/
    • Teaching Teachers: Digital Storytelling, http://www.teachingteachers.com/
    • Educause, 7 Things You Should Know about Digital Storytelling, http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7021.pdf
  • 15. Example Tasks Megan Anderson Tina Ferguson Katrina Gragg Tina Van Brunt Donna Shelton
  • 16. Megan Anderson
    • “ La era de Trujillo”
    • Students have read Antes de ser libres by Julia Álvarez, a novel about the Dominican Republic in the 50s and 60s. They research the Trujillo era and create a digital story narrating the history of the time period.
    • Task Instructions
    • Digital Story Example, iMovie version
    • Digital Story Example, Windows Movie Maker version
  • 17. Tina Ferguson
    • “Culture Quest: Perú”
    • Students work in groups to research a Spanish-speaking country and find images showing aspects of life and places of interest there. They then create a digital story in which they take an imaginary trip to the country and narrate what they did there and what they learned about the country.
    • Task Instructions
    • Digital Story Example
  • 18. Katrina Gragg
    • “Un viaje por la ciudad: Santiago”
    • Students view the teacher-created video about a trip through Santiago and complete a listening comprehension exercise. Later in the same unit they work in groups to create their own stories about different cities, selecting photographs from among those pre-selected by the teacher.
    • Task Instructions
    • Digital Story Example
  • 19. Tina Van Brunt
    • “Mi ciudad: Guanajuato”
    • Students imagine they live in Mexico. They prepare short videos to show their cousin in the US what life is like in their city. After choosing from among photographs pre-selected by the teacher, students prepare stories about typical Sunday activities.
    • Task Instructions
    • Digital Story Example
  • 20. Donna Shelton
    • “Los personajes históricos de España: Yo soy la reina Isabel de Castilla”
    • Students must select from a list of important figures from Spanish history up to the year 1700. They research the person’s life and the events and places associated with him or her and find related images. They then create a digital story, narrating the person’s life in the first person or from the point of view of a witness to the events.
    • Task Instructions
    • Digital Story Example
  • 21. Ideas, Comments, and Questions
    • How could you use digital storytelling with your students?
    • If time permits, a quick demo of Photo Story
  • 22. Image Credits for This Presentation
    • Title Slide:
    • Engraving by Gustave Doré for Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la Mancha , 1863, in the public domain, at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Don_Quixote_1.jpg
    • Slide Thirteen:
    • Los cuatro libros de Amadís de Gaula , Jorge Coci, 1608, in the public domain, at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amad%C3%ADs_de_Gaula_(Zaragoza,_1508).jpg