Elements of digital storytelling Point of view Dramatic question Emotional content The gift of your voice Soundtrack Economy Pacing
Elements of digital storytelling Point of view What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the another?
Elements of digital storytelling Dramatic question A key question that keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered by the end of the story.
Elements of digital storytelling Emotional content Serious issues that come alive in a personal and powerful way and connects the story to the audience.
Elements of digital storytelling The gift of your voice A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
Elements of digital storytelling Soundtrack Music or other sounds that support and embellish the storyline.
Elements of digital storytelling Economy Using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer.
Elements of digital storytelling Pacing The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
Digital Stories The Weight of Your Breath Inconsequential Moments myIligan
Benefits of DST in the classroom Students learn to speak the language of new media DST can open up new ways of thinking and communicating Epistemological surplus Students learn to develop their voice in the digital realm Cross-discipline collaboration The DAOW of DST
Integrating DST in the classroom Find the story, despite the technology
Assessment Set clear goals in the rubric Assess the story Assess all the artifacts students create to develop the digital story, especially the written work Assess student planning and process Assess media grammar and student use of media Assess student understanding and presentation of content Assess student teamwork and use of resources Assess their performance Have students self-assess their projects
Copyright law Quick Copyright Facts - All tangible creative works are protected by copyright immediately upon creation. - Quoting or crediting the author of a copied work does not satisfy copyright requirements. - When in doubt about either the copyright status of a work or the appropriateness of your use of that work, get permission. - Be aware of Educational fair use.
Copyright LawEducational Fair Use Fair Use Analysis 1. What is the character of use? 2. What is the nature of the work to be used? 3. How much of the work will you use? 4. What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread?
Examples of (non-commercial) Educational Purposes Instruction or curriculum-based teaching by educators to students at nonprofit educational institutions Study or investigation in order to contribute to a field of knowledge Presentation of research findings at peer conferences, workshops or seminars
Getting started! Part One: Define, Collect, Decide Part Two: Select, Import, Create Part Three: Decide, Write, Record, Finalize Part Four: Demonstrate, Evaluate, Replicate
DST Resources Digital storytelling Center for Digital Storytelling DigiTales Tools AASL DST Wiki 100 DST Tools Educational resources The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Moving at the Speed of Creativity