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Digital Storytelling


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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. DIGITAL STORYTELLING "tell stories about our lives " "stories that touch us" "stories that tell us something about someone else" "stories that are both personal and universal " “ We are our stories.  We compress years of experience, thought, and emotion into a few compact narratives that we convey to others and tell to ourselves.” - Daniel Pink A Whole New Mind
  2. 2. KATIE’S I BELIEVE… Created in PhotoStory which is a free download for Windows XP (there is a class on PhotoStory today at 3:00pm in Room 422)
  3. 3. steps to create your story...
  4. 4. what is your story? is it about... someone important to you? an event in your life? a place in your life? what you do? what you believe? who you are? or is it about someone else and one of their stories? a challenge you have overcome? adapted from:
  5. 5. HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR STORY? <ul><li>(one) gather resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>photos (older the better) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mementos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;found materials&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(two) write your script </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be short </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be real </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have a beginning, middle, end </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work on the pace; pause, breath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trust your voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>read aloud to yourself and others </li></ul></ul>adapted from:
  6. 6. HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR STORY? <ul><li>( third) gather equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scanner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>digital music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>software (1 of below) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PhotoStory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(fourth) create a storyboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plan out your story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time - what happens in what order? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interaction - how does your music, voice, and images work together? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good rules of thumb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no more than 15 pictures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>at most 2 minutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ideal time to show an image is 4-6 seconds (some may be longer) </li></ul></ul></ul>adapted from:
  7. 7. HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR STORY? <ul><li>(fifth) digitize your media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plan a good amount of time for this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scan as JPEG (JPG) images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at least 720x540 pixels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(sixth) record your voice-over </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may use an external microphone attached to a computer or the built in microphone on the machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>may want to use Audacity (free) to record and edit your recording </li></ul></ul>adapted from:
  8. 8. <ul><li>(seventh) pull it all together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use one of the below to add all your elements together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PhotoStory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>don't forget: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>titles at beginning and end </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>text overlays on images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>transitions between images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>add music LAST and then work on the timing and fade ins and outs. </li></ul></ul></ul>HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR STORY? adapted from:
  9. 9. EXAMPLES <ul><li>PhotoBus Mrs. Ngai's Classroom Website </li></ul>TeacherTube - - VoiceThread - SHARING OPTIONS
  10. 10. RESOURCES <ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katie’s Online Resources and Handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhotoStory3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank you for attending and viewing this presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>Katie Christo </li></ul>