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Day of Discovery, May 2011

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  • STEMulating Student Engagement withDigital Storytelling
    Day of Discovery  May 7, 2011
    Tracy Carpenter
    tcarpenter@resstpaul.org
    Twitter: carptracy
  • Essential Question
    How can we engage students with STEM-related content through digital storytelling?
  • Session Resources
    http://iheartedtech.wikispaces.com
    Check out the LiveBinder
  • STEM
  • STEM
    “STEM Education attempts to transform the typical teacher- centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem- solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution.”
    - DRPF Consultants, DRPFconsultants.com
  • STEM
    Student-centered
    Cross-curricular
    Critical thinking across disciplines
    Opportunities for PBL
    Exercise the creative process
  • “The 1980’s called. They want their worksheets back.”
    - unknown #edchat user, Twitter
  • Discovery STEM Resources
    Amazing resources:
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Images
    • Interactive
    • Professional Development
  • What is Digital Storytelling?
    Using a digital tools to tell a story
    Organize
    Create
    Narrate
    Storyboard
    Brainstorm
    Audio
    Images
    Publish
  • Easy to answer the what and the how.But….
    WHY?
  • Why should I use
    digital storytelling?
    What are thelearning outcomes?
  • Why Digital Storytelling?
    encourages critical thinking
    promotes collaboration
    builds visual literacy
    gives students a voice
    offers students a chance to contribute, not just consume
    *Writing trumps technology
  • Blooms Digital
    Image: Andrew Churches, edorigami.wikispaces.com
  • Types of Stories
    Personal narratives
    Recount or examine historical events
    Inform or instruct
  • Process
    Frame Essential Question
    Write
    Create
    Share
    • Brainstorm
    • Storyboard
    • Script
    • Choose digital tools
    • Add images, audio, video
    • Share
    • Embed
    • Project
    • Publish
    cite sources
  • Make it work for you!
    Flexible!
    Fit your classroom
    Assess student needs
    Set goals
  • Digital Storytelling with Web 2.0 Tools
  • Why Web 2.0?
    Ubiquitous
    Access for all
    Files not local
    A+ for collaboration
    Participatory/Social
    Flattens classroom
    Model behavior….Be the learner you want students to be!
  • Challenges of Web 2.0
    Connectivity
    Student usernames and passwords
    Focus too much on the tool, not the learning
  • Your Responsibility
    Know the capabilities of Web 2.0
    Question….
    Why this tool?
    How will this tool enhance learning?
    What are the learning outcomes?
    Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
  • Digital Storytellingwith Web 2.0 tool
    What you need…
    computer/
    mobile device
    Internet
    Connectivity
  • Produces videos
    You upload content
    Super easy to share
    Provides teachers an upgraded account
  • Upload
    your
    content
    *Insert PowerPoint slides by converting
    them to image files
  • Food Chain: The Deciduous Forest
  • Ideas
    Create a visual trip through time
    Publish the designs and diagrams of a car of the future
    Explain through illustrations a difficult math concept
    Demonstrate how to protect food from bacteria
  • Asuper fast Animoto tutorial
    Check out the Wiki for a fabulous (lengthy) tutorial
  • Upload your
    content
    Pick your
    theme
  • Arrange content, add text,
    spotlight content, reorder
  • Choose your music
  • Customize your video
  • Add title, description
  • Animoto will render your video, then
    you can view
  • Share, embed, download or export
  • Ancient Engineering:Roman Aqueducts
  • Mix it up!
    digital art + paper art
  • Engineering the Perfect Superhero
  • Interactive poster
    Drag and drop interface
    Upload images, video, audio
    Offer teacher portal/class management tools
    Easy to share glogs/easy to keep them private
    Flash-based
  • Ideas
    Explore U.S. Ecosystems
    Examine alternative energy resources
    Create a virtual zoo exhibit
    Publish a video diary of plant growth
  • essential question
    answer essential question
    students explain how
    they affect the
    Chesapeake Bay
  • images link to
    Google Docs
  • Asuper fast Glogster tutorial
    Check out the Wiki for a fabulous (lengthy) tutorial
  • name glog
    upload content
    tool set
  • Design your glog wall
  • Add text, graphics
  • Add images, video
  • Save, publish, tag glog
  • Share, embed glog
  • VirtualZoo
    Exhibit
    ( Blabberize)
    Giraffe
    Video
  • Upload (like Animoto) collection of media
    Easy narration
    Engage in digital discussions through voice, text and drawings
    Provides teachers an upgraded account
    Flash-based
  • Ideas
    Discuss how electricity is generated
    Examine why water is essential to life on earth
    Tell how Reduce–Reuse–Recycle-Recover impacts student’s daily life
    Narrate and draw new math concepts
  • Crows – What do you think?
  • Asuper fast VoiceThread tutorial
    Check out the Wiki for a fabulous (lengthy) tutorial
  • Upload your content
  • View, reorder content
  • Comment with voice, text or drawing
  • Share, embed, export
  • Remember!
    Content first, technology second
    Keep students at the center of the lesson
    Ask for help!
    Make it work for you and your students