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Microsoft Power Point Digital Story Telling And Increasing Literacy Skills

  1. 1. Eric Ambrose Teaching with Technology June 16, 2008 Dr. S
  2. 2. Increasing literacy skills Appealing to different learning styles and modalities in the classroom. Remaining active, engaging and stimulating is important to the visual learner. According to Dr. Wilhelm, “Looking from an instructional standpoint, multimedia formats capture children’s interest and are more easily understood, allowing the learner to focus on higher-level processes such as identifying problem-solving steps”(2005, Wilhelm).
  3. 3. Increasing literacy skills According to Dr. Wilhelm, “One strategy to increase visual literacy is for teachers and students to use digital cameras, which are becoming cheaper, easier to use and more commonplace in K-12 schools” (2005, Wilhelm).
  4. 4. The needs of the visual learner. Color coding. Videos. Mental imagery. Charts, maps, outlining, and filmstrips. Graphic organizers and diagrams. Digital Storytelling.
  5. 5. Who created Digital Storytelling? Dana Atchley developed digital in storytelling in 1993. This form of expression was refined by Joe Lambert in the mid-1990’s and was promoted at the Center for Digital Storytelling. Other people who helped contribute to it were: Abbe Don, Brenda Laurel, Bernajean Porter, and Pedro Meyer.
  6. 6. Why was Digital Storytelling increased? Digital storytelling is a way in which people can discuss their own stories in an emotional and visually appealing form. Technology helps people put together a story, thus exposing those who have not experienced using this technology. Moving images and sounds to engage and audience when telling a story.
  7. 7. What is Digital Storytelling? A short two through four minute presentation. It includes: writing, photographs, images, and a musical soundtrack. It is a form of modern expression in storytelling. The final outcome of images and sound collectively create the final product known as Digital Storytelling.
  8. 8. Where can a Digital Story get recorded? Digital stories can be recorded anywhere the technology is present in one’s life. Here is a list of sights where some recordings may be available: Joggle, Image Loop, One True Media, Rock You, Slide, Slide Flickr, Photo Show, Slideroll, Dandelife, OurStory, Zude, and Comic Tools.
  9. 9. How are the elements in Digital Story laid out (seven points)? Point of view A dramatic question Emotional content The gift of your voice The power of your soundtrack Economy Pacing
  10. 10. When is Digital Storytelling used? To motivate students. To help students with their planning and organizational skills. To assist students in summarizing their thoughts and how to effectively write. To engage students with lessons that appear to be dry or boring.
  11. 11. Increasing Literacy Skills Using digital skills increases the active learner by: engaging, enhancing, and understanding what they are learning. More students are visual learners than ever before. According to Increasing Literacy Skills with Dr. Lance Wilhem, “Looking from an instructional standpoint, multimedia formats capture children’s interest and are more easily understood, allowing the learner to focus on higher-level processes such as identifying problem- solving steps (2005, Wilhem).
  12. 12. Continued By using this form of literacy they are increasing: Digital Literacy Global Literacy Information Literacy Visual Literacy Technology Literacy Literacy is usually thought of as simply reading and writing when in actuality it is more than writing words on a piece of paper with a pencil!
  13. 13. Increasing Literacy Skills with Digital Story Digital storytelling with pictures is an effective idea in the following areas: research skills, writing skills, organizational skills, technology skills, presentation skills, organizational skills, interview skills, and assessment skills. Students are stimulated by sight, sound, and the feeling of the project, instead of writing a story on paper with a pencil. Students are able to be authentic in their own learning by personalizing with pictures, music, and the written word.
  14. 14. Digital Storytelling Here is a link to leads to Microsoft which tells someone how to create a digital story: mspx Here is an example of a digital story and here is the link to that:
  15. 15. Works Cited Center for digital story telling. What is Digital Story telling? May 2008. June 14, 2008. Microsoft. Create a Multimedia Story Format. 7 July 2004. June 14, 2008. University of Massachusetts. Digital Story Telling and increasing literacy skills. April 2008. June 14, 2008. al%20Storytelling.htm Wilhelm, Lance. “Increasing Visual Literacy Skills With Images. The Journal. February 2005. June 14, 2008.