Techspo Digital Stories and Creative Commons


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This is the presentation handout from the Bedminster Township session by Jen Giordano and James Puglia. It is titled Digital Stories in the Classroom: Incorporating the Creative Commons Network and Other Gadgets. Presented at Techspo in Atlantic City, NJ on February 1, 2008. This presentation is licensed under the creative commons network "share alike" license.

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Techspo Digital Stories and Creative Commons

  1. 1. Digital Stories in the Classroom: Incorporating the Creative Commons Network and other Gadgets <ul><li>What is a digital story? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of hardware/software Used </li></ul><ul><li>Why use digital stories with elementary students? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital story project (Animal Lab)- 4 th Grade Students </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Free Digital Story- 8 th Grade Students- Why make one? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Gadgets to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright Free Project Tutorial and Examples </li></ul></ul>Presentation shared under The Creative Commons License
  2. 2. “ Tell me a fact and I'll learn. Tell me the truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” - Indian Proverb
  3. 3. What is Digital Storytelling? Images Graphic Music Sound Voice Video A modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling “ Digital storytelling is a process of connection. It is a remembrance of life stories, in combination with the power of voice and imagery. Digital Storytelling allows people to connect, using technology that's relevant to the way they live today.” (Hicks & Woodburn, 2004)
  4. 4. Digital Storytelling Hardware <ul><li>Essentials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a good microphone (new laptop/lab- get built in microphones) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PC with XP/Vista or Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAC with OSX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hardware Extras- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point and shoot video camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Flip Video) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Hardware- Images Point and Shoot Video Camera Noise canceling microphone- $14
  6. 6. Software- <ul><li>Built-in or Downloadable </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 (free download)– Export the files as movies </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint , MovieMaker </li></ul><ul><li>Apple iLife (iMovie, GarageBand) Mac OSX </li></ul><ul><li>Other free Web 2.0 applications </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why use Digital Stories with students? <ul><li>Some of many reasons- </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teach copyright law </li></ul><ul><li>Creative expression </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun </li></ul>
  8. 8. 4 th Grade Digital Story Project <ul><li>Pick and research a topic of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a rubric/guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Data/research template </li></ul><ul><li>Store shared drive </li></ul><ul><li>Store images </li></ul><ul><li>Store music </li></ul><ul><li>Edit project </li></ul>
  9. 9. Elementary Example: Science Animal Unit Project <ul><li>Pick animal to research </li></ul><ul><li>Use project outline </li></ul><ul><li>Gather research </li></ul><ul><li>List works cited </li></ul><ul><li>Save images </li></ul><ul><li>Save audio </li></ul>
  10. 10. Elementary Example- Important Parts <ul><li>Record story using appropriate software </li></ul><ul><li>Narration templates- write research </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Rubric </li></ul>Students in technology rich environments showed increased and positive effects of achievement and students’ attitudes toward learning had improved. (Milken Foundation, 1999)
  11. 15. Why make a copyright free digital story? –Older Students <ul><li>Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>8 th grade student example(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Search Creative Commons for images/audio </li></ul><ul><li>Student Project- Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Tutorial- online tutorials available for this project) **** </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Hardware, Software and Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul>
  12. 16. Creative Commons Legal Code Open Educational Resources (OER) and Creative Commons Movement to OER by educators Levels of freedom -1 to 1 Need to get to 1(Bissell, 2007) Creative Commons Learn ccLearn – potential of OER
  13. 18. Why Make Copyright Free Digital Stories? <ul><li>Align with N.J.C.C.C.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8.1.b.2 Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interest with a larger audience </li></ul><ul><li>Social Constructivism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Duffy, Jonassen, Piaget) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copyright and acceptable use </li></ul><ul><li>Legal to distribute-collaborative </li></ul>
  14. 19. Copyright Free- Meaningful Learning <ul><li>8 th Grade Students- Topic- tech innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Network </li></ul><ul><li>Images and audio “share alike” legally </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboard, narrate and compress file </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burn to MP3 player, computer, DVDs legally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post to blog, web site, wikis </li></ul></ul>
  15. 20. Project Details- Photo Story 3 <ul><li>Guidelines- Topic related to technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video tutorials- </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create folders: image, audio, text </li></ul><ul><li>Read and take notes- source </li></ul><ul><li>Find images save/source </li></ul><ul><li>Insert images- background </li></ul><ul><li>Use built-in storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Narrate storyboard text </li></ul><ul><li>Import or create audio </li></ul><ul><li>Compress as video .wmv </li></ul>
  16. 21. Renewable Energy- locate images, save to image file and source photographer and link.
  17. 22. Creative Commons with FlickR
  18. 23. Capture and Edit Images Jing Project- capture images and turn into recording or edit The Flip Video – Point and Shoot
  19. 24. Audio- Find or use Photo Story 3 <ul><li>Choose audio that is appropriate to your story </li></ul><ul><li>Create music within Photo Story 3 </li></ul>Image Links
  20. 25. Photo Story 3- Brief Overview <ul><li>Solar Energy Example- </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Edison Example </li></ul>
  21. 26. Student Example 1- The Wright Brothers
  22. 27. Student Example 2 – iPods in Education
  23. 28. Flip Video Legal Distribution and Web 2.0 captured with Jing captured with Jing captured with Jing captured with Jing captured with Jing captured with Jing
  24. 29. Wikispaces (free for educators)- Private wiki to host students’ digital stories
  25. 30. Tutorials <ul><li>Basic Tutorials and Digital Story Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story 3 For Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Network- Great Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Student Project Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Video Tutorials- Copyright Free Digital Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding music to use for educational purposes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Photo Story 3 to create a copyright free digital story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the Jing Project with FlickR and the Creative Commons Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Story Example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link- Find Teacher Pages, Puglia, Video Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Citation: –James Puglia, Bedminster School </li></ul>
  26. 31. Important Links- Digital Storytelling <ul><li>Bedminster School Techspo Presentation- and locate Teacher Pages Find Puglia or Giordano- Click on Techspo and/or Video Tutorial Links </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs- Integrated or </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>CC Learn- Creative Commons Education Link </li></ul><ul><li>Educational use s of digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Jing Project from Techsmith </li></ul><ul><li>Microphones Headsets- Clearance </li></ul><ul><li>Music- Downloadable for Educational Purposes , </li></ul><ul><li>Photos or </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Slides- PowerPoint Find our PowerPoint to view and download by typing in the search bar- Techspo 2008 Bedminster or Techspo Giordano Puglia </li></ul><ul><li>Video- Embedded , , </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
  27. 32. is licensed under Creative Commons Here is the suggested HTML: <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;;> <img alt=&quot;Creative Commons License&quot; style=&quot;border-width:0&quot; src=&quot;; /> </a> <br />This work is licensed under a <a rel=&quot;license&quot; href=&quot;;>Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License</a>.
  28. 33. References <ul><li>Jonassen, D. et al. (1998). Computers as mindtools for engaging learners in critical thinking. TechTrends, v43 n2. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources (2008). Wikipedia. Retrieved on January 27, 2008 at nal_resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Bissell, A. & Boyle, J. (2007). Towards a global learning commons: cclearn. Educational Technology. Retrieved on January 27, 2008 at http:// </li></ul>