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Digital Storytelling

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling in the Content Curriculum Tom Turner – Polk County Schools
  2. 2. Defining our students <ul><li>Multi-taskers </li></ul><ul><li>Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Open and Transparent </li></ul><ul><li>What does all this mean? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most of our students are more knowledgeable with computers than the teacher at the front of the class </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Digital Storytelling? <ul><li>The New Oral Tradition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goals <ul><li>Appeal to the diverse learning styles of our students </li></ul><ul><li>Generate interest and motivation for the ‘digital natives’ we teach </li></ul><ul><li>Increase collaborative research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop communication skills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Authentic Assessment <ul><li>Teaching today is data driven (FCAT, Kaplan, DIBELS, Thinklink) </li></ul><ul><li>Skill & Drill is not the answer </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling follows the Project Based Learning Approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Bloom’s Top Level: Create (generate, produce, construct) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Storytelling Ideas <ul><li>Use as anticipatory set of a unit </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with other applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth – Virtual Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeliner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning with an essential question </li></ul>
  8. 8. Storytelling Ideas <ul><li>First Person Narratives - “All About Me” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Storytelling Ideas <ul><li>Examining Historical Events </li></ul>
  10. 10. Storytelling Ideas <ul><li>Informational or Instructional </li></ul>
  11. 11. Storytelling Ideas <ul><li>Voicethread – Digital Storytelling meets web 2.0 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Steps to Implementation
  13. 13. Research & Organize <ul><li>Plan, Plan, Plan! </li></ul><ul><li>Gather Resources for student use </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware/Software demands </li></ul>
  14. 14. Teaching Storytelling to Students <ul><li>Be the expert for your students </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate any software/hardware to be used </li></ul><ul><li>Share exemplary examples ( http://www.digitales.us ) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain expectations - Rubric </li></ul>
  15. 15. Student Inquiry <ul><li>Student Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Storyboards – have a template to be used ( American Film Institute ) </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting - building writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creating – Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul>
  16. 17. Reflection <ul><li>Teacher Reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What went well? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What didn’t go well? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What could be improved? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did I do my best? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What I liked about this project? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What did I learn from this project? </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Tools of the Trade <ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Tripod – gorilla pod  </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Computer (OS not dependent) </li></ul><ul><li>Flash/Thumb Drive (not necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Blank CD-R’s </li></ul>
  18. 19. Tools of the Trade <ul><li>Microsoft Photostory3 (free download) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Moviemaker (free/installed on Windows XP Machines) </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie (Mac OS only) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Premier Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity ( free download ) </li></ul>
  19. 20. Tools of the Trade – Web 2.0 <ul><li>Picasa – www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Fotoflexer - fotoflexer.com </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube – teachertube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education streaming – streaming.discoveryeducation.com </li></ul><ul><li>FreePlay Music - freeplaymusic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Picnik – www.picknik.com </li></ul><ul><li>FLICKR – www.flickr.com </li></ul>
  20. 21. Tools of the Trade – Web 2.0 <ul><li>50 Tools – compiled by Alan Levine </li></ul><ul><li>Cliotech Digital Storytelling Resources – http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/digitalstorytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Tourism - virtualtourism.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  21. 22. Jennifer Dorman – PA <ul><li>“ I think that digital storytelling puts students in the &quot;driver's seat&quot; and invests them in the learning process because they are constructing, understanding and uncovering learning while the teacher may facilitate the process; it is the students who are thinking and learning in rigorous and relevant ways” </li></ul>
  22. 23. Steve Dembo – Chicago, IL <ul><li>“ Writing a story allows students to express themselves. Digital storytelling gives their expressions life.” </li></ul>
  23. 24. Diana Laufenberg – Flagstaff, AZ <ul><li>“ Providing students the flexibility and creativity to digitally craft their own stories has been one of the most professionally transformative moments of my career.” </li></ul>
  24. 25. My Contact Information <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tnturner.edublogs.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tnturner.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tom.turner19 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo and AIM – mithrass19 </li></ul></ul>

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