Digital Storytelling   An Introduction to
Digital Storytelling Website <ul><li>http://www. coe .uh. edu/digital-storytelling </li></ul>
Digital Storytelling (documentaries, narratives, essays)  <ul><li>Combining the art of telling stories with any of a varie...
Types of Digital Stories -1 <ul><li>Personal Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Character Stories  – explore how we love, who we...
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...
Elements of a Digital Story <ul><li>Overall Purpose of the Story </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator’s Point of View </li></ul><ul>...
Telling the Story  <ul><li>Primarily a visual story but might also use:  </li></ul><ul><li>First person narrative  </li></...
Writing and Recording a Script <ul><li>Digital storytelling script is a narrative that gives meaning to images in your pro...
Necessary for Project <ul><li>Support for technology-integrated unit  </li></ul><ul><li>Option of creating teacher tool or...
Finding Images & Audio on the Web <ul><li>Image Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Picsearch </li><...
More Sound Resources <ul><li>http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. partnersinrhyme .com/pir/PIRsfx.h...
Tools for Creating Digital Stories <ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Microsof...
Let’s Get Started <ul><li>Create Teams or Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on Topic - directional question </li></ul><ul>...
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Intro To Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling An Introduction to
  2. 2. Digital Storytelling Website <ul><li>http://www. coe .uh. edu/digital-storytelling </li></ul>
  3. 3. Digital Storytelling (documentaries, narratives, essays) <ul><li>Combining the art of telling stories with any of a variety of available multimedia tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>graphics, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>audio, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>animation, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web publishing. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Digital Stories -1 <ul><li>Personal Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Character Stories – explore how we love, who we are inspired by, and the importance of finding meaning in our relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Memorial Stories – deal with memories of people who are no longer with us. These stories are often difficult but are emotionally powerful and can help with the grieving process. </li></ul><ul><li>Stories about Events in Our Lives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure Stories – revolve around places we visit and adventures we have in our travels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishment Stories – deal with achieving goals and understanding defining moments in our lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stories about Places in Our Lives – examine the important places in our lives: our homes, our towns, and our experiences that connect us to our communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Stories about What We Do – allow us to talk about our jobs, professions and careers in terms of how we value and find meaning in the work we do. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Personal Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recovery Stories – deal with how we overcome great obstacles and challenges in our lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love Stories – provide us with an opportunity to share some of the most meaningful parts of our lives with the people we most cherish. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Stories – let us reflect on what we have learned and illustrate our journeys of discovery. </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 Organizational Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to Go Beyond the Digitized “MTV Video” or the “Encyclopedia Entry”* </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>Distinction is that Digital Stories Can Be Created that Deliver Instructional Content on Many Different Topics, Including: Math, Science, Language Arts, Medicine, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Elements of a Digital Story <ul><li>Overall Purpose of the Story </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator’s Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>A valid Question (or Questions) </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. Telling the Story <ul><li>Primarily a visual story but might also use: </li></ul><ul><li>First person narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Previously recorded audio </li></ul><ul><li>Text slides </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul>
  9. 9. Writing and Recording a Script <ul><li>Digital storytelling script is a narrative that gives meaning to images in your project. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written script will be made into a digitized voiceover during production of the digital story. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Necessary for Project <ul><li>Support for technology-integrated unit </li></ul><ul><li>Option of creating teacher tool or student presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Planned and storyboarded </li></ul><ul><li>Created or located media elements </li></ul><ul><li>Option to use Photo Story, MovieMaker, iMovie, PowerPoint, or equivalent technology </li></ul>
  11. 11. Finding Images & Audio on the Web <ul><li>Image Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Picsearch </li></ul><ul><li>AltaVista </li></ul><ul><li>ClipArt for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Gander Academy </li></ul><ul><li>School Clip Art for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Search Engines </li></ul><ul><li>AltaVista </li></ul><ul><li>Singing Fish </li></ul><ul><li>Find Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Freestuff Bug </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Sound Resources <ul><li>http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. partnersinrhyme .com/pir/PIRsfx.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.garageband.com/charts </li></ul><ul><li>http://music.podshow.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.archive.org/details/audio </li></ul><ul><li>http://naturesongs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hpol.org/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tools for Creating Digital Stories <ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft MovieMaker </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Keynote </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iPhoto </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Many other software options </li></ul>
  14. 14. Let’s Get Started <ul><li>Create Teams or Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on Topic - directional question </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Resource gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard and Script </li></ul><ul><li>Create Project </li></ul><ul><li>Present and Reflect </li></ul>

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