Creating digital stories Lena Arena DER Project Coordinator  Sydney Region [email_address]
The challenge… <ul><li>Wanting students to use digital imaging as a mode of communication and personal reflection  </li></ul>
What is a digital story? <ul><li>Many definitions, but in general, combining the art of telling stories with any of a vari...
Types of Digital Stories…1 <ul><li>Personal narratives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial Stories – about a person’s memories...
Types of Digital Stories…2 <ul><li>Examination of historical themes and events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on material st...
Types of Digital Stories…3 <ul><li>Stories that Inform or Instruct  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be argued that all digital s...
Elements of a personal narrative digital story <ul><li>Overall purpose of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator’s point of ...
Sample digital stories <ul><li>Student Sample </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/australia/wvx/student_work_sa...
Sample digital stories <ul><li>The Educational Uses of Digital Story Telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://digitalstorytell...
Why use digital stories?  <ul><li>An effective learning tool  for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Skills </li></ul...
Why use digital stories? <ul><li>Stories created by teachers can serve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a lesson hook </li></ul><...
What do I need to create a digital story? <ul><li>Software: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Story (free with PCs) </li></ul></...
Developing your Digital Story <ul><li>Pre-writing:  brainstorming, collecting images, researching, outlining, and storyboa...
Evaluating digital stories <ul><li>Sample rubric </li></ul>
About Creative Commons <ul><li>&quot;Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.“  </li...
About Creative Commons…2 <ul><li>No Derivative Works  means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only ve...
Great websites <ul><li>Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.ed...
Great Websites <ul><li>Flickr Storm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flic...
Free Music Websites <ul><li>Incompetech Royalty Free Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ ...
Did you know? <ul><li>In 2007, the average Australian family household had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 mobile phones </li></u...
Some interesting statistics 150 million people are actively using Facebook. &quot;If Facebook were a country,  it would be...
A quote for thought… <ul><ul><li>“… We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.” </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
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  1. 1. Creating digital stories Lena Arena DER Project Coordinator Sydney Region [email_address]
  2. 2. The challenge… <ul><li>Wanting students to use digital imaging as a mode of communication and personal reflection </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a digital story? <ul><li>Many definitions, but in general, combining the art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools, including graphics, audio, video, animation, and Web publishing. </li></ul><ul><li>Revolve around a theme and often contain a particular viewpoint; stories are typically just a few minutes long. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Digital Stories…1 <ul><li>Personal narratives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial Stories – about a person’s memories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories about events in our lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories about places in our lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories about what we do </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Digital Stories…2 <ul><li>Examination of historical themes and events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on material students explore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates research and organisational Skills </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Digital Stories…3 <ul><li>Stories that Inform or Instruct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be argued that all digital stories inform (or instruct) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But the distinction is that digital stories can be created that deliver instructional content on many different topics, including: Mathematics, Science, Languages, Medicine, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Elements of a personal narrative digital story <ul><li>Overall purpose of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator’s point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of content </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of voice </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing of the narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of the images </li></ul><ul><li>Economy of the story detail </li></ul><ul><li>Good grammar and language usage </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sample digital stories <ul><li>Student Sample </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/australia/wvx/student_work_sample_digital_story.wvx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.acmi.net.au/video_kids.htm </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Sample digital stories <ul><li>The Educational Uses of Digital Story Telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Why use digital stories? <ul><li>An effective learning tool for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisational Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skills </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Why use digital stories? <ul><li>Stories created by teachers can serve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a lesson hook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a way to integrate multimedia into the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a way to make difficult content more understandable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To facilitate classroom discussion </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What do I need to create a digital story? <ul><li>Software: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Story (free with PCs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie (free with Macs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Maker (free with PCs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MemoriesOnTV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Premiere Elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto (web site) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardware: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Developing your Digital Story <ul><li>Pre-writing: brainstorming, collecting images, researching, outlining, and storyboarding </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting: creating a script and developing form </li></ul><ul><li>Revising: modifying images and organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Editing: timing, images, and narration </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing: the final product </li></ul>
  14. 14. Evaluating digital stories <ul><li>Sample rubric </li></ul>
  15. 15. About Creative Commons <ul><li>&quot;Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.“ </li></ul><ul><li>creativecommons.org </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Noncommercial means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work - and derivative works based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only. </li></ul>
  16. 16. About Creative Commons…2 <ul><li>No Derivative Works means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it. </li></ul><ul><li>Share Alike means: You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Great websites <ul><li>Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DigiTales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.digitales.us/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teach Digital: Curriculum by Wes Fryer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/ds </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Great Websites <ul><li>Flickr Storm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FlickrCC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Play Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://freeplaymusic.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find Sounds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.findsounds.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Free Music Websites <ul><li>Incompetech Royalty Free Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sounddogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Http://www.sounddogs.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jamendo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jamendo.com/en/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners in Rhyme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Did you know? <ul><li>In 2007, the average Australian family household had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 TVs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 DVD players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 portable MP3/MP4 players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 VCR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 games consoles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Source: ACMA study cited in Lee, M & Gaffney,M (eds.), Leading the Digital School. 2008) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Some interesting statistics 150 million people are actively using Facebook. &quot;If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.“ CEO Facebook
  22. 22. A quote for thought… <ul><ul><li>“… We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sir Arthur C Clarke </li></ul></ul>

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