Digital Storytelling in the Classroom-Kayleigh Willard


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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom-Kayleigh Willard

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling for the Development of 21st Century Literacy Skills Kayleigh Willard
  2. 2. What is Digital Storytelling? <ul><ul><li>Modern approach to storytelling. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A student or group of students tells a story digitally using images, music, voice, and text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually focuses on a specific theme or event. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not require any experience with movie making. </li></ul></ul>Click above to learn more about Digital Storytelling
  3. 3. Why Use Digital Storytelling  in the Classroom? <ul><ul><li>Creating digital stories enhances technology-rich project learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages students to think critically about different subjects and present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>their ideas in a creative way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowers students by letting their voices be heard and allowing them to publish their work.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes learning relevant and meaningful to students.  </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How to Tell a Digital Story <ul><li>1. Find Your Story   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide what kind of story would best fit your topic.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind who you are telling the story to. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Map Your Story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide how you want to tell  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>      your story. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your story a beginning, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>      middle and end. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Tell a Digital Story <ul><li>3. Capture Your Audiences    </li></ul><ul><li>    Attention Right Away </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a way to grab your audience's attention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dramatic question or shocking start.   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>4. Tell Your Story from Your     </li></ul><ul><li>     Unique Point of View </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage others to see things the way you see them. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How to Tell a Digital Story <ul><li>5. Use Fresh and Vivid Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't let the images overpower the words.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6. Provoke Emotion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose an emotion you want your story to provoke and stick with it throughout the presentation.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>7. Use Your Own Voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Yourself. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How to Tell a Digital Story <ul><li>8. Choose Your Images and  </li></ul><ul><li>    Sounds Carefully </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each addition to the project should have a purpose.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9. Be as Brief as You Can Be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Longer doesn't mean better. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10. Make Sure Your Story Has  </li></ul><ul><li>      Rhythm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it moving. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different for each genre. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digital Storytelling Projects <ul><ul><li>Digistory about the life and work of an important author.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autobiography introducing student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to classmates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A &quot;How to&quot; story with step-by-step instructions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Report explaining the main elements of a story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share a traditional meal of the student's culture with pictures/recipes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>      of the meal.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Programs for Creating  Digital Stories <ul><li> Image Blender </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Photsynth </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of Digital Stories <ul><li>Other Examples </li></ul>
  11. 11. References Barrett, H.C. (2009, March 04). Digital storytelling. Retrieved from Lasica, J.D. (2006, October 2). Digital storytelling: a tutorial in 10 easy steps . Retrieved from techplan/page5897.cfm Microsoft, Initials. (2010). Digital storytelling in the classroom . Retrieved from` storytelling.aspx Video in the classroom examples . (2006). Retrieved from