What is Digital Storytelling? A short, first-person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds. A Brief History of Storytelling
Digital Storyteller Anyone who has a desire to document life experience, ideas, or feelings through the use of story and digital media. Granny Smith More Examples about Digital Storytelling
Storytelling and Technology The Past and the Recent Past Storytelling: Changing while Remaining the Same Storytelling Theory and Practice
Types of Digital Stories Personal Narratives Historical Event Inform and Instruct
Digital Storytelling as an Effective Instructional Tool for Teachers Use DST as a bridge between existing knowledge and new material. Engage students in the learning process. Enhance current lessons.
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
Digital Storytelling as an Effective Learning Tool for Students Digital Literacy Global Literacy Technology Literacy Visual Literacy Information Literacy
Benefits for Students Research Skills Writing Skills Organizational Skills Technology Skills Presentation Skills Interview Skills Interpersonal Skills Problem-Solving Skills Assessment Skills Music Selection Skills (Music)
Impact on Student Learning
The Elements of Digital Storytelling Point of View A Dramatic Question Emotional Content The Gift of Your Voice The Power of the Soundtrack Economy Pacing
Point of View What is the perspective of the author?
A DramaticQuestion A key question that will be answered by the end of the story.
Emotional Content Serious issues that speak to us in a personal and powerful way.
The Gift of Your Voice A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
The Power of the Soundtrack Music or other sounds that support the storyline
Economy Simply put, using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer with too much information..
Pacing Related to Economy, but specifically deals with how slowly or quickly the story progresses.
Before You Start Copyright Law for Educators 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.’
Educational Fair Use What is the character of use? What is the nature of the work to be used? How much of the work will you use? What effect would this use have on the market for the original or for permissions if the use were widespread?
Non-Commercial Educational Purposes 1. Instruction or curriculum-based teaching by educators to students at nonprofit educational institutions 2. Study or investigation in order to contribute to a field of knowledge 3. Presentation of research findings at peer conferences, workshops or seminars
Digital Storytelling Ideas for Music Educators Music History Composers and Performers Performance Practice Personal Subject Music Composition Project Music and Image Music and Story Class/Individual Project Concert Review Music Review Music and Five Senses Stories on Instruments Synesthesia
Getting Started Decide on the story you want to tell. Gather your materials. Begin writing your script. Prep your equipment. Create a storyboard. Digitize your media Record a voice-over Add music Edit your story Share your story
DST Resources Resources for Images Resources for Sounds DST Tutorial Videos DST Teachers’ Guide and Lesson Plan Copyright Law Where to Publish Resources