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"How to tell a digital story" from "I am Africa. This is my story..."


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Instructional presentation for "I am Africa. This is my story..." Digital storytelling contest sponsored by UNESCO PPN and developed by Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.
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"How to tell a digital story" from "I am Africa. This is my story..."

  1. 1. How to… Tell a Powerful Story on YouTube<br />By Richard C. Close Servant – CEO The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.<br /><br />“I am Africa, This is my story…” Global Learning Framework are a Copyright 2011 Richard C. Close and Chrysalis Campaign. Inc.Photography the copyright of Richard C. Close<br />
  2. 2. We believe youare changing Africaand should not be silenced.<br />
  3. 3. “Knowledge plus Community is the Power to Change the World” - RC<br />Knowledge<br />+ Community<br />Real Power<br />
  4. 4. Use the world wide web for something very ancient and powerful… The Testimony<br />Storytelling is:<br /><ul><li>An old tradition
  5. 5. Real
  6. 6. Accessible
  7. 7. Honoring
  8. 8. Encouraging
  9. 9. Educational
  10. 10. Against all odds
  11. 11. It’s your legacy</li></li></ul><li><br />Join the tribe <br /><ul><li>www.
  12. 12. Get trained
  13. 13. Invite everyone</li></ul>Upload<br /><ul><li></li></ul>Network and learn<br />
  14. 14. This is a team effort contest<br />StoryTeller+ CyberGuide =<br />
  15. 15. So what is your story?<br />Parent<br />Teacher<br />NGO<br />School<br />Orphan<br />
  16. 16. Find a “CyberGuide.” They will help to get you on YouTube<br />Elder - Friend<br />Associations<br />Libraries<br />Missions<br />Schools<br />Cyber Cafes<br />Telecentres<br />Govt. Agencies<br />
  17. 17. What the “CyberGuide”will get out of helping you.<br />Ask for help posting yourself on YouTube and tell them they will receive:<br />Branding & Recognition<br />Web presence<br />YouTube for:<br />Web site<br />Fundraising<br />Volunteers<br />Honor students<br />Training<br />Search Optimization<br />Networking<br />Fun<br />
  18. 18. Why tell your story?<br />Because… you already have already changed the world.<br />Because you can:<br /><ul><li>Join forces with others just like you
  19. 19. Make a difference
  20. 20. Prove to the world that Africa’s youth are amazing
  21. 21. Help others
  22. 22. Give thanks to those who helped you
  23. 23. Learn from others like you
  24. 24. Be famous with your own YouTube</li></li></ul><li>How to tell your story.<br />What is digital storytelling?<br /><ul><li>Who I was and where I came from
  25. 25. What was the situation
  26. 26. The resources available to me
  27. 27. How I changed my life
  28. 28. Who helped or encouraged me
  29. 29. How I did it
  30. 30. What was the result
  31. 31. What I learned
  32. 32. Who I am now
  33. 33. Giving thanks</li></li></ul><li>Your Opening Page-Screen<br />I am Africa, This is Simon’s Story…<br />Kitwe, Zambia<br />
  34. 34. Who I Am…<br />“My name is ______ ______ and this is my story…”<br />Your Name<br />Where you came from<br />Family<br />Organization<br />School<br />
  35. 35. What was the situation…<br />My Story starts in (location) and I had these challenges:<br />Family issues<br />Political issues<br />Tribal history<br />Remote location with no resources<br />Education<br />Poverty<br />HIV AIDs<br />Environment<br />Economy<br />
  36. 36. The resources available to me …<br />“I looked around for a way to change my situation and I found…<br />Teacher who believed in me<br />Organization who would help<br />Person who would help<br />An opportunity I could work with<br />Etc…<br />
  37. 37. How I Changed My Life…<br />“This is what I did…”<br />Provided for family<br />Got an education<br />Apprentice training on the job<br />Built a company<br />Built a school<br />Etc…<br />
  38. 38. Who Helped Me…<br />“Several people helped me along the way”<br />Teachers<br />NGO staff<br />Family members<br />Spiritual Teachers<br />Business people<br />Organizations<br />Coaches<br />Etc…<br />
  39. 39. How I did it…<br />“Several people helped me along the way”<br />Went to school<br />Got a degree<br />Job training<br />Worked hard<br />Took risks<br />Raised a family<br />Overcame challenges<br />Etc…<br />
  40. 40. What were the results…<br />“After (what I did), this is what happened”<br />A safe family<br />Business success<br />Community benefit<br />Personal goal achieved<br />Peace established<br />Etc…<br />
  41. 41. What I learned…<br />“These are the lessons I would like to share with you:”<br />We can choose our paths in life<br />Work hard<br />Never give up<br />Use the resources around you<br />There are people who can help<br />Pursue your dreams<br />You are more than what the world tells you<br />Etc…<br />
  42. 42. Results<br />African youth pride<br />Personal satisfaction<br />Redefine African youth image<br />Increased funding<br />African youth cyber community<br />Encouragement from local community<br />Etc...<br />
  43. 43. Give Thanks and Encouragement…<br />“No one achieves anything with out help from people in life. I would like to take this time to thank:”<br />Name and organization of person who helped you<br />Organization name<br />Org. web site<br />Org. address<br />
  44. 44. Recognition for Production and CyberGuide(s) …<br />“Special thanks to those who helped produce this video:”<br />Storyboard Person<br />Interviewer<br />Video<br />Editing and graphics<br />Funding<br />Organization name<br />Org. web site<br />Org. address<br />
  45. 45. Make Your Story Board <br />
  46. 46. Some simple rules to win?<br />Winning stories are judged for being:<br /><ul><li>About an African Youth’s life (Ages 14 -35)
  47. 47. Encouraging to all
  48. 48. Most important feature to judges
  49. 49. Educates and inspires people
  50. 50. Clean language and images for all ages
  51. 51. Honest y
  52. 52. Positive and hurts no one
  53. 53. Not a fundraising commercial</li></li></ul><li>What are you waiting for Africa?Make some noise!<br />
  54. 54. The Global Learning Framework©<br />Personal and global knowledge is inseparable<br />By Richard C. Close<br />The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.New Milford, CT 06776<br /><br />Twitter: this-is-my-story <br /><br />Micro Learning Paths, Global Learning Framework, Global Learning Process are Copyright 2011 Richard C. Close Web Education System, My Web Library are Trademark s of Bascom, Inc. Space Images Copyright NASA. Africa and Brooklyn, NY photography copyright 2007-9 Richard C. Close<br />