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Webinar Digital Storytelling 08


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This is an overview of available options for Digital Storytelling for catechists.

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Webinar Digital Storytelling 08

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling With your digital storyteller… Caroline Cerveny, SSJ, D. Min. President, Interactive Connections
  2. 2. Today’s Focus <ul><li>Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight of Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Working with limited resources </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling – The Variety of Options </li></ul><ul><li>Go Try It! </li></ul>
  3. 3. A New Way to Look at Ourselves
  4. 4. What Do We Know About the Digital Native? <ul><li>Today's students – K through college – represent the first generations to grow up with this new technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer games, email, the Internet, cell phones and instant messaging are integral parts of their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Story – Sr. Betty in the Aviary in Pittsburg with a young mother and 6-year old and a digital camera. </li></ul><ul><li>Any other stories? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Do We Know About the Digital Immigrant? <ul><li>We are adapting to this new environment! </li></ul><ul><li>As Digital Immigrants learn – like all immigrants, some better than others – to adapt to their environment, they always retain, to some degree, their &quot;accent,&quot; that is, their foot in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>What does “dial” a number mean today for the Immigrant for the Native? </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Do Digital Natives Like? <ul><li>Receiving information really fast. </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel process and multi-task. </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer their graphics before their text </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer random access (like hypertext). </li></ul><ul><li>They function best when networked. </li></ul><ul><li>They thrive on instant gratification and frequent rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>They prefer games to “serious” work. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Do Digital Immigrants like? <ul><li>teach – slowly </li></ul><ul><li>step-by-step </li></ul><ul><li>one thing at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Individually </li></ul><ul><li>above all, seriously. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do we catch up with them? <ul><li>Accept – they will always be ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>What is the mantra – for both educators and students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are all learners. We are all teachers. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What Challenges Do We Face? <ul><li>today the ‘right answers’ and ‘best practices’ exist only as ideas and experiments, or do not exist at all. </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Outside of the Box! </li></ul><ul><li>For example – </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Other Challenges Do We Face? <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Misuse of technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of $$$ for technology </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  11. 11. What Do We Do? <ul><li>Experiment! </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment! </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tech Resources <ul><li>Home? </li></ul><ul><li>Parish? </li></ul><ul><li>School? </li></ul><ul><li>Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Friends Home? </li></ul><ul><li>Internet!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where Can I Start? <ul><li>One of our comfortable zones is – storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Stories catch people's interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus was a master storyteller. </li></ul><ul><li>His parables made it easier to understand a deep truth. </li></ul><ul><li>They challenged without demanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Preachers and Teachers also use stories and parables to enliven interest and deepen understanding.  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources
  15. 15. Today’s Version is Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally. - Leslie Rule, Digital Storytelling Association </li></ul>
  16. 16. Digital Storytelling is as easy as 1 – 2 - 3 <ul><li>Outline a Story Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Find Some Media </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a Tool </li></ul>
  17. 17. #1 - Outline A Story Idea <ul><li>Think of a rather short concept that can use perhaps 4-10 images, text, maybe audio or music to bring a story to life on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on Your Lesson – Use a Prompt (Sacraments) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is your favorite sacrament? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who was baptized in your family recently? What happens when we are baptized? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why are the sacraments of initiation important? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit received at Confirmation? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many sacraments are there and what are they? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Storyboard Idea
  19. 19. Storyboard Idea <ul><li>Storyboard Pro - FREE </li></ul>
  20. 20. #2 - Find Some Media <ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Use Creative Commons Images </li></ul>
  21. 26. Animal Photo’s
  22. 28. #3 - Find A Tool <ul><li>Software based </li></ul><ul><li>Internet based </li></ul>
  23. 29. Media – Software for Digital Storytelling <ul><li>MS PhotoStory or MS MovieMaker (FREE) </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Miner - http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>MAC – IMovie & IPhoto - http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Claymation w Frames </li></ul><ul><li>Pinnacle VideoSpin (FREE) http:// /Redesign/ </li></ul><ul><li>And there is more… </li></ul>
  24. 30. Demonstration of… Photostory
  25. 31. Media – Software Internet Tools (FREE) <ul><li>50+ Tools - </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble Share http:// / (Easy to import, edit. Audio recorded for each slide right on site.) </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoShow http:// /home/start (Import photos form desktop or flickr, a wide range of templates, add captions, and select audio from list of soundtracks.) </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapblog - http:// / (Excellent range of editing tools, versatile with images, text, video. Not able to create embed code for other sites.) </li></ul>
  26. 32. Looking at… BubbleShare -
  27. 35. Looking at … PhotoShow -
  28. 44. Looking at … Scrapblog -
  29. 52. Copyright Issues - http://
  30. 54. Additional Resources for Digital Storytelling
  31. 56. Questions… Digital Storytelling
  32. 57. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ, President Interactive Connections New Media Formation for Ministry [email_address] 727-744-4684 mobile 727-789-2783 fax/office Consultant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Religion Publishers   Your Partner in Lifelong Faith Formation