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  • 1. Digital Storytelling
  • 2. What is digital storytelling?
    Digital storytelling is the process of writing/creating a story, and adding the multimedia elements of voice, imagery, and or music.
  • 3. What do students learn?
    The process of digital storytelling provides a high-quality learning experience because the learning experience honors the writing process first.
    The inclusion of the technology into the process represents a “value-added” approach.
  • 4. Digital Storytelling . . .
    helps students write more effectively by permitting the visualization of the writing.
    provides an authentic personal learning experience
    student investment is greatly increased resulting in a higher motivation to use the language
  • 5. Winter Intensive Digital Stories
    Winter Intensive Digital Stories created by our students will contain
    • Stories with images and an oral narrative
    • 6. Alternatively, students can use a video camera to make their digital stories.
  • Student Projects
    Our student digital stories will consist of:
    Images (around 24) Alternatively student created videos
    Background music(if necessary)
    Each story will consist of learning concepts presented in the chosen unit from the book.(Each group will choose one unit to base their digital stories on)
    Students will be in groups of 5 or 6
    Each story will be about 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
  • 7. Creating Digital Stories
    Students will create one piece of their digital story for the homework in each lesson.
    They will need to write a reflection on each reading and each video for each class.
    They will need to find one image for each reading and each video.
    Teachers will need to help students to ensure accurate language use.
  • 8. Creating Digital Stories
    Students should form groups of 5-6
    Each digital story will consist of about 24 images.
    Each student is responsible for at least 4 images and must narrate each image(3-4 sentences).
    Each digital story will be approximately 2 minutes and 45 seconds, which means 5-6 seconds for each image/narration.
  • 9. The students will have a prewritten text to read for their audio narration.
    Students will search for images using Google or Yahoo.
    Students can use a voice recording program to record their narration.
    Gathering media content
  • 10. Creating their Digital Stories
    Students can use Windows Movie Maker, Photo Story, or a program of their choice to create the digital story
    Teachers will provide a short lesson on the basics of using Windows Movie Maker
    Alternatively students can use their own videos instead of images.
  • 11. Submitting Projects
    Bring USB memory stick to class and copy to teacher’s USB memory stick.
    Email attachment
    Copy to a CD
    At the end of the term, teachers will upload the best digital story from their class to Blackboard.
  • 12. Grading
    Project will be graded on the following criteria:
    Reflective Journal Worksheets
    Feedback & Revisions
    Purpose & Evidence
    Accuracy of English used
    Final Product: Digital Story
  • 13. Sample Digital Story
  • 14.
  • 15. Each answer should be at least 3 sentences
    (5-6 second narration).
    You can sub the form with a paper based journal.
  • 16. Project Day 1
    Break the students into groups of five or six
    Explain the Digital Story Process to each group, tell them about Photostory and
    Movie Maker
    Have each group choose a topic from the textbook
    Have the students complete the handout, the teacher should offer a tremendous
    amount of language support
    The teacher should collect the worksheets at the end of class and correct the
    language/offer students advice on their projects.
  • 17. Project Day 1 Hand Outs
    Collect and Correct
  • 18. Project Day 2
    Students should have the first draft of their
    digital stories.
    Have them type the script before the project
    day, they should submit the script on project day and the
    teacher should revise it and edit it.
    Teachers should have the groups play their digital stories once and give them advice on them.
    Teachers should focus on pronunciation of the scripts in this
  • 19. Please refer to the Sample Lesson Plan and information on the MoodleRequired Intersession Freshman English page