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The power of the story

  1. 1. The power of the story: Using digital storytelling Kim Yeomans St Martin of Tours PS SMOT’s LRC Blog This presentation is based on the Digital Storytelling page created by Tania Sheko and Kim Yeomans for the Smackdown Wiki at the “Make, share, do: Active online learning” Conference July 2010 Image by Langwitches
  2. 2. Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling is the practice of telling stories with computer tools. Wikipedia explains teachers use digital storytelling for several reasons such as • To incorporate multimedia into their curriculum • To introduce storytelling in combination with social networking in order to increase global participation, collaboration, and communication skills • Digital storytelling is a way to incorporate and teach the twenty-first century student the twenty-first century technology skills such as information literacy, visual literacy, global awareness, communication and technology literacy.“ Digital Storytelling 4 Everyone Wiki Image: 'MEL_ 060' Watch this slideshow on Digital Storytelling by Shelly Terrell 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
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  4. 4. Digital Storytelling The term “digital story” is most strongly associated with a 3-5 minute video produced by someone who is not a media professional, typically constructed as a thought piece on a personal experience that is important to the author. (Gail Matthews-De Natale, Academic Technology, Simmons College) Examples from the NSW Country Areas Program Tell Me a Story ProjectDownload the How-to-Guide - Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano 7MB
  5. 5. Free software for Digital Storytelling • Photo Story 3 • Movie Maker • Audacity Don’t forget to download the Lame MP3 file • iMovie
  6. 6. Digital Storytelling at ACMI ACMI Stories made by kids Community stories about People Community stories about Places ACMI’s Generator is a dynamic online space for teachers and students to explore exemplary work by peers and industry professionals in a safe and moderated environment
  7. 7. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Photo Peach Allows you to create a slideshow using photos. You can add text and music to your story. Lots of control over text, slide movement etc for the user – easy to use Our Year 2 class took the photos to make a slideshow about Our Local Area for their Blog Challenge activity I am maintaining a visual diary of the building of our new LRC on our LRC Blog
  8. 8. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Animoto You add the photos, text and music and Animoto creates a 30 second video/slideshow for you Great for creating book trailers Kate DiCamillo You can also insert a 3-5 second video clip Grade 2KM’s Walk for Uganda Use an Education account to make longer videos
  9. 9. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 StoryBird Work alone or collaborate to create short visual stories that can be printed • Write with a partner or • Write a story as a class • Write a group story with students contributing a page The StoryBird Tour Free education accounts to manage student accounts
  10. 10. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 ToonDoo ToonDoo is an easy to use online comic creator. • It allows users to create their own comic with a simple ‘drag-and-drop’ layout • ToonDoo has a large range of pictures, characters and scenery in its library for users to access • ToonDoo users can also upload their own pictures and manipulate them into their story, which means users are only limited by their imagination!! Ideas for using ToonDoo View a ToonBook I made for our Preps called The Terrible Bang (based on The Terrible Plop)
  11. 11. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Zooburst ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop- up books Readers who have a webcam installed on their computer can also experience any ZooBurst book in Augmented Reality Click here to print off the ZooBurst augmented reality marker
  12. 12. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 VoiceThread Tooth Traditions Tell me a story A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide Show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. (Courtesy the VoiceThread website)
  13. 13. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Fotobabble Tahlia’s Fotobabble Book promotion Fotobabble for Boy vs Beast Fotobabble allows you to upload a photo and make a short recording to create a Talking Photo
  14. 14. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Prezi Prezi is a web-based non-linear storytelling and presentation tool Text, images and videos are placed together in frames and the user zooms in and out to follow the presentation Little Miss Muffet
  15. 15. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Online Voice Recording Tools Vocaroo Audiopal These tools allow students to record their voice and embed it into a blog or wiki Note that Vocaroo now only keeps recorded Messages for 6months if you have an account
  16. 16. Digital Storytelling with the iPad Digital Storytelling with the iPad Adam’s Brice’s latest project is with the iPad where his students have been challenged to create a digital story using photos from the “Epic Citadel” app. Adam has also opened this challenge up on a global level. Visit the “An Epic Challenge” blog to see what students have already done. The final date to submit tasks is December 1st By Adam Brice and Richard Lambert This wonderful resource is available from Curriculum Press and there are web links from the book available here Digital Storytelling with the iPad Some apps to try out…
  17. 17. Digital Storytelling Web 2.0 Do your homework… • Play with the tools • Check the age requirement of the user • Is it free or is there a fee? • Is there an education version? • Is it blocked for students by school filters? Transformative or just trashy educational tools (David Truss) “It’s not the tool, but how you use it that matters” 1. Give students a choice 2. Give students a voice 3. Give students an audience 4. Give students a place to collaborate 5. Give students a place to lead 6. Give students a digital space to learn Read more about this at David Truss’s blog “Pair-a-dimes for your thoughts” Image: 'Kermit de Frog'