Telling Our Stories




  Kristin Hokanson
 CFF Coach Upper Merion Area HS
 http://theconnectedclassroom.org
“We are our stories. We compress years
of experience, thought, and emotion into
a few compact narratives that we convey
to...
Digital Natives
Our students today are all “native
speakers” of the digital language
    of computers, video games,
instan...
“Capturing Stories, Capturing Lives: An Introduction to Digital Storytelling”
                                            ...
The Story

    What is the message that you
   wish to convey to your audience?
    What is the goal of your
   project?
 ...
Storymapping
  Focusing on the story rather than
 the technology.
  Map essential elements:
      conflict-resolution
     ...
ACTIVITY
 Quick Story...

  Use the storyboard to create a
 quick story using the pictures in
 the BOX.
  You must use at ...
The Media
  It is important to think about how
  your selection of media: Text,
  Images, Video and Music affect the
  sto...
Software
There are a variety of softwares
that can be used for Storytelling

Photo Story
Movie Maker
iMovie
Comic Life
Open Source
You don’t need fancy software to
create interesting stories

 Jaycut
 EyeSpot
 Jumpcut
 Cuts
 Motionbox
 YouTu...
ACTIVITY
Let’s Play with some simple open
source software that you can use
right away with your Students
ToonDoo


 Voice ...
Publishing Student
      Work
 Online Digital Video Hosting Service
            for Educators

•TeacherTube
•Next Vista
Be...
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Digital Storytelling follow up with Jason Oehler from 2007 Keystone Summit.

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http://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/Digital_Storytelling http://jasonohler.com/storytelling

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Telling Our Stories

  1. 1. Telling Our Stories Kristin Hokanson CFF Coach Upper Merion Area HS http://theconnectedclassroom.org
  2. 2. “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
  3. 3. Digital Natives Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games, instantaneous communication, and the Internet. Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants – Marc Prensky
  4. 4. “Capturing Stories, Capturing Lives: An Introduction to Digital Storytelling” David Jakes
  5. 5. The Story What is the message that you wish to convey to your audience? What is the goal of your project? Who is your audience? http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/storymaking.cfm#storymapping
  6. 6. Storymapping Focusing on the story rather than the technology. Map essential elements: conflict-resolution character transformation realization http://www.jasonohler.com/storytelling/storymaking.cfm#storymapping
  7. 7. ACTIVITY Quick Story... Use the storyboard to create a quick story using the pictures in the BOX. You must use at least 8 out of the 10 pictures. How many different stories did we come up with? www.jasonohler.com/pdfs/digitalStorytellingStoryBoard.doc
  8. 8. The Media It is important to think about how your selection of media: Text, Images, Video and Music affect the story you are trying to tell. ACTIVITY Three Minute Movie Sequence (from Jason Ohler's site) * Movie Sequence #1 * Movie Sequence #2 * Movie Sequence #3
  9. 9. Software There are a variety of softwares that can be used for Storytelling Photo Story Movie Maker iMovie Comic Life
  10. 10. Open Source You don’t need fancy software to create interesting stories Jaycut EyeSpot Jumpcut Cuts Motionbox YouTube Remixer: Adobe Premier Express
  11. 11. ACTIVITY Let’s Play with some simple open source software that you can use right away with your Students ToonDoo Voice Thread
  12. 12. Publishing Student Work Online Digital Video Hosting Service for Educators •TeacherTube •Next Vista Be sure to check resources to follow copyright

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