Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling


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  • Candles in the Dark - Sixth graders in Makawao, Hawaii, selected a photo from the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s website, and then wrote a poem about the photo. The Canterbury digiTales Project - After studying Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, students in San Jose, California created their own fictional pilgrim and a corresponding "digiTale," — a digital movie based on their character — to increase their understanding of the dynamics of literary point-of-view. Modern Interpretation of Classic Poetry - Working in small groups, students in Palmetto, Florida, chose a poem to interpret. Sound/Story - High school students from San Francisco, California wrote original short stories and combined oral readings of their stories with music excerpts to set the tone and mood.They Were The Children of Our World They Were The Children of Our World by Megan Clements (10th Grader, IL) was created in PowerPoint and digitized into a movie for web distribution.
  • Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

    1. 1. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling<br />
    2. 2. Most obvious<br />Seamless integration into Language Arts<br />My Mama<br />Fleeing Hurricane Rita<br />Almost Paradise<br />Personal Narrative<br />
    3. 3. All stories inform or instruct<br />Can be created for any content area<br />Explain difficult concepts<br />Pinhole Cameras<br />Geometry: Art & Architecture <br />Aging Well<br />Instructional or Informational Stories<br />
    4. 4. Stories about historical events, places or people<br />Based on student research<br />Promotes research and organizational skills, also Information Literacy<br />Goal is deeper understanding of event, place or person on history, not just a retelling of facts<br />The Gettysburg Address<br />Hiroshima<br />The Holocaust<br />The Race to the Moon<br />Historical Stories<br />
    5. 5. Choose vocabulary words to create a story <br />Coordinate images<br />Academic Story<br />
    6. 6. Students create a story or interpret an existing story/poem incorporating student artwork, music, images and narration<br />In the Ocean<br />100 Babies and the Diaper Changing Machine<br />September 11th<br />Candles in the Dark<br />Canterbury Tales DigiTales<br />Poetry Interpretation<br />They Were Children of the World<br />Sound Story<br />Multimedia Authors<br />
    7. 7. Students create movie style trailer <br />Ember<br />I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings<br />Uglies<br />The Afterlife<br />Book Trailers & Alternate Endings<br />
    8. 8. Grass Born To Be Stepped On<br />The Consequences of Gangs<br />Tragedy in a Bronx School Yard<br />Documentaries<br />
    9. 9. An effective hook<br />Integration of Technology<br />Make content more palatable<br />Facilitate discussion<br />Teaching Tool<br />
    10. 10. Teaches skills<br />Research<br />Writing<br />Organization<br />Interview<br />Interpersonal<br />Problem-solving<br />Technology<br />Presentation<br />Literacy Skills<br />Learning Tool<br />
    11. 11. Drawing out a story<br />Lack of interest in story itself<br />Access to needed technology<br />Internet filtering<br />Time consuming<br />Copyright and Fair Use laws<br />Challenges<br />
    12. 12. DigiTales<br />Digital Directors Guild<br />Scott Firenza’s Digital Storytelling Page<br />University of Houston-Educational Uses of DS<br />Apple iLife<br />Digital Documentaries<br />Adobe Digital Kids Club<br />David Jakes Online<br />Jason Ohler<br />Primary Access<br />Resources<br />
    13. 13. Animoto<br /><br /><br />SlideStory<br /> 6<br />VoiceThread<br /><br />Bubble Share<br />Online Resources<br />