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Digital Storytelling


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Digital storytelling presentation to be given at NERGC on 23 April 2009.

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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling Midge Frazel, M.Ed., Presenter “ Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally.” - Leslie Rule, Center for Digital Storytelling
  2. 2. Subject to Change Educators Guide to Digital Storytelling
  3. 3. Think: “The End” <ul><li>“ Making a Movie” (Video) </li></ul><ul><li>Location, Location, Location </li></ul><ul><li>Video size can be HUMONGOUS </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable Use Policy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Video Narration Photo Music Anatomy of Digital Storytelling Text
  5. 5. Digital Story Time! Visit Historic Watch Hill, Rhode Island
  6. 6. Focus Areas of Digital Storytelling 4 Learning Teaching Family Community
  7. 7. Digital Storytelling: Learning <ul><li>Doing the Twist! </li></ul>Teachers and Specialists Project and Problem Based Learning
  8. 8. <ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>personal history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Small Group </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>community history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>global awareness </li></ul></ul></ul>Digital Storytelling: Learning
  9. 9. <ul><li>Introduce Lesson/Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Add Sparkle to Difficult Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Your Technology Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>e-Portfolio for Professional Growth </li></ul>Digital Storytelling: Teaching
  10. 10. <ul><li>Promotes Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Develops Character </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Emotional Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Connection to History </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens Family Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Develops a “Point of View” </li></ul>Digital Storytelling: Family
  11. 11. <ul><li>Community based project </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-generational atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Oral history and narrative experience </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Promote interest in real world research </li></ul>Digital Storytelling: Community
  12. 12. Digital Storytelling Stages Pre-Production Production Presentation Assessment & Reflection 1 2 3 4 4
  13. 13. Pre-Production <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Write Script (text/narration) </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboarding & Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Citation, Copyright, Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Learn “economy of multimedia” (less=more) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Production <ul><li>Creating Media Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering Media Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting, Aligning, Discarding Media </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Software </li></ul><ul><li>Saving the Story Project </li></ul><ul><li>Rendering (make movie) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Presentation <ul><li>Power of Audience (“Gift of Voice”) </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Skill of the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Style and Skills </li></ul>Introduce Presentation on Computer Burn to DVD (“take home”) Upload to the Web
  16. 16. Assessment & Reflection <ul><li>The Dreaded Grade/Standards Met? </li></ul><ul><li>Content vs. Technology Savvy? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Style Consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Time: The Enemy! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Why Digital Storytelling? <ul><li>Appealing to Students </li></ul><ul><li>Active not Passive Process </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere of Excited Learning </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why Digital Storytelling? <ul><li>Gives Writing New Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Weaves in All Subject Disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and Auditory Learners </li></ul>
  19. 19. Resources
  20. 20. Unit Idea
  21. 22. Visual Literacy <ul><li>“ Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, use, appreciate, and create images and video using both conventional and 21 st century media in ways that advance thinking, decision making, communication, and learning.” </li></ul><ul><li>— 21 ST Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 23. Materials List <ul><li>Movie Making Software (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Image Editing Software (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera and/or Camcorder </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone (inexpensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Storage (DVD, HD, flash drive) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul>
  23. 24. Headsets and Camcorders Plantronics USB Foldable Headset About $ 36.00 from Flip Video Digital Camcorder About $125 from
  24. 25. Useful Online Tools <ul><li>Flickr [Photo Hosting Web Site] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro version $24.95/yr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Picnik [Image Manipulation Online Project] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Premium version $24.95/yr </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dipity/Timetoast [Timeline Creation Online] </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread or EdVoiceThread </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling with voice and images </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Flickr Photo Hosting Web Site
  26. 27. Picnik Photo Manipulation Web site
  27. 28. Desktop Applications <ul><li>Most Commonly Used in Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story 3 for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>MovieMaker 2 for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie [part of iLife] for Macintosh </li></ul>
  28. 29. Photo Story 3 (Windows)
  29. 32. Movie Maker 2 (Windows)
  30. 33. iMovie (Macintosh)
  31. 34. iMovie (Macintosh)
  32. 35. Scrapblog
  33. 38. Tony’s Movie Making
  34. 39. Digital Copyright Slider
  35. 40. YouTube
  36. 41. Vimeo
  37. 42. TeacherTube
  38. 43.
  39. 44. Links to the Past
  40. 45. LifeSnapz
  41. 46. Credits <ul><li>Winter on Cape Cod by Kathy Schrock </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[used with permission] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family Photos by Midge Frazel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[most posted to Flickr] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Site Screenshots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[copyright respective companies] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educator’s Guide to Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[courtesy of ISTE] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links to the Past Through Genealogy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[courtesy Linworth] </li></ul></ul>