Start with an Idea
All stories begin with an idea, and
digital stories are no different. This idea
could be the topic of a...
Brainstorming an idea
Simple Rules For Effective Mind Maps
Think of the central idea and write it down in the middle.
Thin...
Mind Mapping example
Mind Mapping example two
Main Idea – The Importance of Exercise
First Subtopic – Exercise makes the physical body healthie...
Research/Explore/Learn
Whether writing a fiction or nonfiction
digital story, students need to
research, explore or learn ...
Storyboard/Plan
Good stories start with a good script, but they don’t end
there. This is where we transition into visual m...
What does a storyboard look like?
Partial Story Board example
Gather and Create Images, Audio and Video
• This is the “stuff” that makes magic happen and
writing come alive. Using thei...
Put It All Together
• This is where the magic happens – where
students discover if their storyboard needs
tweaking and if ...
Share—You will upload your work to
Youtube—email me if you have
problems doing that.
Upload
Reflection and Feedback--You will write an
evaluative essay on someone’s DS.
This powerpoint modified from
http://www.edudemic.com/8-stepsto-great-digital-storytelling/
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  1. 1. Start with an Idea All stories begin with an idea, and digital stories are no different. This idea could be the topic of a lesson, a chapter heading in a textbook, or a question asked in class. Digital stories might be fiction or non-fiction. Once you or your student have an idea, make it concrete: write a proposal, craft a paragraph, draw a mind-map, or use any other pre-writing tool.
  2. 2. Brainstorming an idea Simple Rules For Effective Mind Maps Think of the central idea and write it down in the middle. Think of related ideas and place them radially around the central idea. Connect all ideas with meaningful relationships. Use lines, colored lines, shapes, pictures, etc. to graphically describe ideas and relationships. Leave lots of space between ideas because new filler ideas and relationships will come in as the mind map grows. Go with the flow.
  3. 3. Mind Mapping example
  4. 4. Mind Mapping example two Main Idea – The Importance of Exercise First Subtopic – Exercise makes the physical body healthier Detail – – Positive effect on heart Detail – Positive effect on lungs Detail – Positive effect on bones and joints Second Subtopic – Exercise affects emotional health Detail – Feelings of accomplishment Detail – Body image Detail – Endorphins Third Subtopic – Different Types Of Exercises and their benefits Detail – Stretching Detail – Anaerobic Detail – Aerobic Fourth Subtopic – Exercise and its benefit throughout life Detail – Adults Detail – Seniors Detail –Children Conclusion – Wrap up, recap main ideas, and come to a strong conclusion about the topic.
  5. 5. Research/Explore/Learn Whether writing a fiction or nonfiction digital story, students need to research, explore or learn about the topic in order to create a base of information on which the story will be built. During this process, students learn both about validating information and information bias as they delve deeper into a topic.
  6. 6. Storyboard/Plan Good stories start with a good script, but they don’t end there. This is where we transition into visual media literacies. George Lucas once said, “If people aren’t taught the language of sound and images, shouldn’t they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read or write?” Storyboarding is the first step towards understanding sound and images. It is the plan or blueprint that will guide decision making about images, video and sound. Simple storyboards will just have room for images/video and the script. More advanced ones might even include room for transitions, and background music.
  7. 7. What does a storyboard look like?
  8. 8. Partial Story Board example
  9. 9. Gather and Create Images, Audio and Video • This is the “stuff” that makes magic happen and writing come alive. Using their storyboard as a guide, students will gather – or create – images, audio and video. Everything they choose will impact and set the tone for their digital story. Introduce concepts such as visual hierarchy, tone, and illustration. This is also a great time to talk about Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons. Students should use this time to record themselves reading their scripts. I have often noticed that students rewrite their scripts as they record. Through this step in the process, they become acutely aware of mistakes and poor word choices.
  10. 10. Put It All Together • This is where the magic happens – where students discover if their storyboard needs tweaking and if they have enough “stuff” to create their masterpiece, blending images, creating unique transitions between video clips, incorporating music or sound effects
  11. 11. Share—You will upload your work to Youtube—email me if you have problems doing that. Upload
  12. 12. Reflection and Feedback--You will write an evaluative essay on someone’s DS.
  13. 13. This powerpoint modified from http://www.edudemic.com/8-stepsto-great-digital-storytelling/

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