What is Digital Storytelling?“Digital storytelling is the modernexpression of the ancient art of storytelling.Digital stories derive their power by weavingimages, music, narrative and voice together,thereby giving deep dimension and vividcolor to characters, situations, experiences,and insights.” Rule, Leslie “Digital Storytelling” Digital Storytelling Association, 3/5/09 Http://electonicportfolios.org/digistory
New Media Demand New LiteraciesBecause of inexpensive, easy-to-use, widelydistributed new media tools, being literatenow means being able to read, write andlisten in a number of new media forms,including sound, graphics, and moving imagesin addition to text
Skills Skills Skills!!!• Research Skills: Documenting the story, finding and analyzing pertinent information;• Writing Skills: Formulating a point of view and developing a script;• Organization Skills: Managing the scope of the project, the materials used and the time it takes to complete the task;• Technology Skills: learning to use a variety of tools, such as digital cameras scanners, microphones and multimedia authoring software;
Skills Skills Skills!!!• Presentation Skills: Deciding how to best present the story to an audience;• Interview Skills: Finding sources to interview and determining questions to ask;• Interpersonal Skills: Working within a group and determining individual roles for group members;• Problem-Solving Skills: Learning to make decisions and overcome obstacles at all stages of the project, from inception to completion; and• Assessment Skills: Gaining expertise critiquing their own and others’ work.
Developing the Story: A Five Step Process Story Pre- Post- Performance, Production Planning production production distribution• Ideas • Make media • Finish • Mix, add • Showing in• Story list creating, transitions, class, storming • Gather raw editing media titles community• Story map media components • Add credits • Peer• Peer pitching components (voice-overs, and citations feedback• Scripting, (save in one music, video, • Final review • Web posting writing folder) pictures) • Final editing • DVD• Story- • Begin editing • Assemble • Export final • Submit to boarding raw media media into product into contests• Telling & re- components final product readable, telling & creating • Formative transferable new ones review formatSource: Ohler, Jason. (2008). Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning,and Creativity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.Monday, February 6, 2012
Digital Storytelling Ideas PSA - public “Priceless” Documentaries service commercials / Docudramas announcement Breaking news or historic “you Personal Virtual tour are there” narrative broadcast “Movie trailer” Dramatizing Story told from for a book, pieces of the perspective article, historical literature of an object era, event Parodies of Reenactment / Story famous Living history / constructed television and Oral history / from still movie scenes Historical interview imagesMonday, February 6, 2012
Flickr – Tell a Story in 5 Frameshttp://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/discuss/72157626897112901/