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  • It is so refreshing to see a presentation on DST that captures what the real storytellers profess: an amphasis on story and the rejection of fluff. I (As you were I suspect) was trained by Joe Lambert, and I really like (and share) your approach. Pleae contact me, I would enjoy talking further with you on the Power of Story in Education. Here is my DST website: and my email is Thank you!
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Digital Storytelling Ais

  2. 2. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>What is digital storytelling? * </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling is defined as the creation of digital narratives using emergent forms of digital media. The use of animated images, video, text, music and audio are powerful mediums used to capture the message of the writer. </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Lambert </li></ul>
  3. 3. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>What place does dst have in education? </li></ul><ul><li>The world in which our youth live is vastly different to the world in which they are educated. They live in an environment bombarded by images, video and audio. Yet, many of our (mathematics) classrooms remain comparatively static. </li></ul>
  4. 4. DIGITAL STORYTELLING The triangle family
  5. 5. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Grass grows up – Kriste York </li></ul>
  6. 6. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Different types of digital stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple narratives – The triangle family </li></ul><ul><li>‘ True’ digital stories – Grass grows up </li></ul><ul><li>Music film clips </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolds </li></ul>
  7. 7. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>When to use it in education? </li></ul><ul><li>When the context is appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>A digital story will only amplify a bad story. </li></ul><ul><li>Making it meaningful – through the writing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. DIGITAL STORYTELLING While the term &quot;digital storytelling&quot; has been used to describe a wide variety of new media practices, what best describes our approach is its emphasis on first-person narrative, meaningful workshop processes, and participatory production methods. Center for Digital Storytelling: Berkeley, California
  9. 9. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Creating a digital story: The Seven Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Point of view </li></ul><ul><li>The Dramatic Question </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Content </li></ul><ul><li>The gift of your voice </li></ul><ul><li>The power of a soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing </li></ul>
  10. 10. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Point of view – What is the point? </li></ul><ul><li>As a storyteller, what is the specific point you are trying to get across? </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Capture the audience – don’t make it too obvious. Want the audience to discover the story. String analogy. </li></ul>
  11. 11. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Will my story touch the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Storyteller must consider the reason for telling the story NOW, to THIS audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Every story is personal – my understanding, my beliefs. </li></ul>
  12. 12. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>The Dramatic Question </li></ul><ul><li>Aim – to keep the attention of your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Create tension from the beginning to the end. </li></ul><ul><li>A simple question to summarise your approach. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Will the girl get the guy?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who did it? </li></ul><ul><li>Monte Hallis’ piece Tanya . </li></ul><ul><li>In dts we unconsciously exchange intimate information about the storyteller. </li></ul>
  13. 13. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>When the expectation of the ‘reader’ is suddenly challenged we are engrossed as a audience. </li></ul><ul><li>String analogy. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the audience to a place only for them to realise it is not where they thought they were going. </li></ul>
  14. 14. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Emotional Content </li></ul><ul><li>If I am hooked my consciousness will be altered – either emotionally or cognitively. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether it be a comedy, a tragedy or an explanation, there will be a change in consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Grass grows up” </li></ul>
  15. 15. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>The gift of your voice </li></ul><ul><li>“ cringe!” </li></ul><ul><li>More of the process for the storyteller than the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>But a good voice will only amplify a poor script. </li></ul><ul><li>Practise the script. </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of the writers circle. </li></ul>
  16. 16. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>The power of the soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Children and adolescents are victims of MTV. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of them run around with songs and lyrics in there heads and headphones in their ears. </li></ul><ul><li>Soundtracks set the mood and provide a rhythm for our story. </li></ul><ul><li>Music can trick our perception of visual information. </li></ul><ul><li>Music stirs emotion. </li></ul><ul><li>Songs with lyrics V music, commercial or created? </li></ul>
  17. 17. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Storytelling with images means consciously economising language in relationship to the additional narrative that is provided by the juxtaposition of images” Joe Lambert. </li></ul><ul><li>Script to between 200-300 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Script to around 100 words. </li></ul>
  18. 18. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Some people start with images, some with a script. </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit V implicit images – string analogy again. </li></ul><ul><li>Rob’s Story </li></ul>
  19. 19. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Pacing </li></ul><ul><li>Builds tension, creates a rhythm that the storyteller controls. </li></ul><ul><li>Tempo can be controlled with the script, but also with images, transitions and volume levels on audio tracks. </li></ul><ul><li>Black space and black noise. </li></ul><ul><li>Let your story breath. </li></ul>
  20. 20. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>The final product. </li></ul>
  21. 21. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>The writers circle. </li></ul><ul><li>A place of complete trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t impose your version of someone else’s story </li></ul>
  22. 22. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Software: </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Premiere and Soundbooth. </li></ul>
  23. 23. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story </li></ul>
  24. 24. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>iMovie </li></ul>
  25. 25. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul>
  26. 26. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Notebook recorder </li></ul>
  27. 27. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Components of a digital story </li></ul><ul><li>Images. </li></ul><ul><li>Video. </li></ul><ul><li>Soundtrack. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio. </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing. </li></ul>
  28. 28. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Publications. </li></ul><ul><li>The easy access to publication of their work on YouTube (or your school server) makes dts a natural voice of the young. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube. </li></ul><ul><li>School networks. </li></ul><ul><li>School (and other) film festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>iPod </li></ul>
  29. 29. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Educational Contexts: </li></ul><ul><li>Maths. </li></ul><ul><li>Drama and English. </li></ul><ul><li>History. </li></ul><ul><li>Languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary – maths and music. </li></ul>
  30. 30. DIGITAL STORYTELLING <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Digital Storytelling: Joe Lambert </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Ohler </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>iste wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Capture Wales </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Digitales </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Education Technology service Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Huston </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>New Jersey Education Association </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 32. DIGITAL STORYTELLING Thank you