Introduction to
Digital Storytelling
The Importance of Voice
“When words are
infused by the
human voice, they
come alive.”
- Maya Angelou
bit.ly/MB1vhq
What is a Digital Story?
• A 21st century way to tell a
story
• Consisting of digital media:
– Still & moving graphics
– S...
Why create a Digital Story?
A great way to have kids apply new
skills for a new age.
Why create a Digital Story?
A great way to have kids apply new
skills for a new age.
Why create a Digital Story?
A great way to have kids apply new
skills for a new age.
Why create a Digital Story?
A great way to have kids apply
traditional skills for a new age.
• Writing
• Research
• Critic...
How is a Digital Story Created?
(the 4 P’s)
Plan
• Decide your story
(Brainstorm)
• Identify your audience
(global)
• Begi...
How is a Digital Story Created?
(the 4 P’s)
Produce
• Decide on digital production
tool
• Choose media that supports
you s...
How is a Digital Story Created?
(the 4 P’s)
Publish
• Place the digital story for
easy distribution
• Tag with descriptors...
How is a Digital Story Created?
(the 4 P’s)
Promote
• Share the story
• Connect the story with
social/learning networks
• ...
Tools for Digital Storytelling
• Photo Story for Windows
• Glogster
• Animoto
• Storybird
• MovieMaker
• iMovie
• Prezi/Po...
Photo Story for Windows
• Free program that
combines images, text and
narration into a slideshow
• Easy
• Finished project...
StoryboardThat
• Inexpensive
• Plenty of
images
• Would need to
use a
screencapture
to create and
video with
audio
Webinar...
Glogster
• Glogster.edu easily
allows users to
upload photos,
videos, txt and audio
to create an online,
interactive poster
Animoto
• Create music videos with images,
audio and text that can be viewed on
the web
• Images and songs can be uploaded
Storybird
• Students pick from libraries of art
• Easy to create
• Shareable
• Moderated content and comments
Creating Comics
• Visual Storytelling
• Easy to create
• Shareable
• Several free tools out there
https://www.diigo.com/us...
The Evolution of Storytelling
http://vimeo.com/6751634
Your Digital Story
• retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend
• retells a story about a famous
figure-Biography/place/event
c...
Consider these elements
• Point of View – What is the main
point of the story and what is
the perspective of the author?
•...
Consider these elements
• The Gift of Your Voice -
personalize the story.
• The Power o the Soundtrack –
music to support ...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Digital Storytelling
  2. 2. The Importance of Voice “When words are infused by the human voice, they come alive.” - Maya Angelou
  3. 3. bit.ly/MB1vhq
  4. 4. What is a Digital Story? • A 21st century way to tell a story • Consisting of digital media: – Still & moving graphics – Sound, narration, music – Animation, motion, color – Text
  5. 5. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply new skills for a new age.
  6. 6. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply new skills for a new age.
  7. 7. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply new skills for a new age.
  8. 8. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply traditional skills for a new age. • Writing • Research • Critical Thinking • Collaboration • Communication
  9. 9. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s) Plan • Decide your story (Brainstorm) • Identify your audience (global) • Begin writing your script • Use a storyboard to put your script in sequence
  10. 10. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s) Produce • Decide on digital production tool • Choose media that supports you script (sounds and video) • Create the digital story by combining script & media
  11. 11. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s) Publish • Place the digital story for easy distribution • Tag with descriptors for searching • Consider copyright/Creative Common licensing
  12. 12. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s) Promote • Share the story • Connect the story with social/learning networks • Allow comments
  13. 13. Tools for Digital Storytelling • Photo Story for Windows • Glogster • Animoto • Storybird • MovieMaker • iMovie • Prezi/Powerpoint/Keynote For more - bit.ly/L1d25y
  14. 14. Photo Story for Windows • Free program that combines images, text and narration into a slideshow • Easy • Finished projects can be saved as video files
  15. 15. StoryboardThat • Inexpensive • Plenty of images • Would need to use a screencapture to create and video with audio Webinar Recording - Five Fun Uses of Comics In the Classroom
  16. 16. Glogster • Glogster.edu easily allows users to upload photos, videos, txt and audio to create an online, interactive poster
  17. 17. Animoto • Create music videos with images, audio and text that can be viewed on the web • Images and songs can be uploaded
  18. 18. Storybird • Students pick from libraries of art • Easy to create • Shareable • Moderated content and comments
  19. 19. Creating Comics • Visual Storytelling • Easy to create • Shareable • Several free tools out there https://www.diigo.com/user/plan3t_t3ch/comics
  20. 20. The Evolution of Storytelling http://vimeo.com/6751634
  21. 21. Your Digital Story • retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend • retells a story about a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards • reflection on a life event • movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future
  22. 22. Consider these elements • Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author? • A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end. • Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
  23. 23. Consider these elements • The Gift of Your Voice - personalize the story. • The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story. • Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer. • Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.

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