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StoryTubes Presentation - ALA 2011


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StoryTubes Presentation - ALA 2011

  1. 1. StoryTubes and You:Online Kids’ Booktalks @ Your Library<br />Or, “Recipes for the Digital Shelf”<br />
  2. 2.<br />
  3. 3. What is StoryTubes?<br /><ul><li>An annual contest.
  4. 4. An opportunity for students to promote favorite books in two-minute videos.
  5. 5. Open to English-speaking kids and teens everywhere.
  6. 6. Individual entries and group entries are welcome.
  7. 7. Online voting for video entries encourages participation and excitement.</li></li></ul><li> Why do we do StoryTubes?<br />“…We need to change this notion that reading is a chore.” <br />----James Patterson<br />
  8. 8. Kids & Reading<br />A majority of kids say they like to read books for fun and that reading books for fun is important.<br />Most kids perceive a correlation between reading and success.<br />
  9. 9. Kids & Reading<br />Reading frequency declines after age eightand is stronger among girls than boys.<br />Trouble finding books they like is a key reason kids say they do not read more frequently.<br />
  10. 10. Technology & Reading<br />Kids believe that technology will complement — not replace — book reading. <br />After age eight, more childrengo online daily than read for fun daily; however, high frequency Internet users are still more likely than lower frequency users toread books for fun every day.<br />
  11. 11. Nearly two in three online tweens and teens (age 9-17) have extended the reading experience via the Internet. These kids are more likely to value and enjoy reading, read more frequently, and agree with the statement: “No matter what I can do online, I’ll always want to read books printed on paper.”<br />2008 Kids & FamilyReading Report™<br />
  12. 12. Across the Pond<br />
  13. 13. Kids & StoryTubes<br />
  14. 14. Spring Brook Headlines<br />                                                                                               <br />One School’s Experience:<br />Spring Brook Elementary<br />
  15. 15. Cameras and Equipment<br />Camcorder<br />Digital Camera<br />Webcam<br />Cell/Mobile Phone Camera<br />
  16. 16. Editing Tools<br />Video:<br />Windows Movie Maker(Windows XP)<br />Windows Live Movie Maker(Windows 7 – not pre-loaded)<br />iMovie(Macintosh)<br />Images:Paint.NET(Windows)<br />Audio:Audacity(Windows)<br />
  17. 17. Uploading StoryTubes Videos<br />Two Basic Steps:<br />Create a YouTube or TeacherTube Account<br />Upload the Video<br />
  18. 18. Create a YouTube Account – Step One<br />Click on the Create Account link.<br />
  19. 19. Create a YouTube Account – Step Two<br />
  20. 20. Create a YouTube Account – Step Three<br />
  21. 21. Create a YouTube Account – Step Four<br />Activate your account and log in.<br />
  22. 22. Now for the upload step…<br />Upload Video – Step One<br />Click on the Upload Link!<br />
  23. 23. Upload Video – Step Two<br />Click on the Upload video button!<br />
  24. 24. Upload Video – Step Three<br />Select the video file .<br />
  25. 25. Upload Video – Step Four<br />Review and update the <br />video information.<br />Note:<br /><ul><li>Entries can’t be “private”.
  26. 26. Descriptions and tags are nice but not necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Upload Video – Step Five<br />
  27. 27. Upload Video – Step Five<br />Go to My Uploaded Videos and click on the Edit button to see all<br />video information and options.<br />Note:<br /><ul><li>Entry videos must allow embedding by external sites (e.g.,
  28. 28. They can’t be “private”.
  29. 29. Descriptions and tags are nice but not necessary.</li></li></ul><li>Next Step…<br />…enter StoryTubes!<br />
  30. 30. Join the Fun in 2012!<br />January 2012 – Ramp Up to the Contest<br />February 2012 – Entries Accepted<br />March 2012 – Entries Reviewed & Judges’ Choices Awarded<br />April 2012 – Runner Up Voting Rounds<br />