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    1. 1. DIGITAL MEDIA FOR THE CLASSROOM: How to Tell your Story Using Film, Photography, Blogs and Podcasts Part 1 – Friday April 29, 2011 Part 2 – Friday May 6, 2011 Reisa Levine – Web & Educational Media Producer [email_address] @reisa101 http://www.delicious.com/reisa101 APOP – L’Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l’ordinateur au postsecondaire
    2. 2. In This Workshop… <ul><li>CLASS 1 – Friday April 29, 10:30am – 12:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling & Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Bring Media into the Classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Literacy - What & Why & Key Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How You Can Use Media Production in the Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice excercise with Voice Thread </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CLASS 2 – Friday May 6, 10:30am – 12:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>The Production Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Ideas for Classroom Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Production Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scripting/Storyboarding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why Bring Media into the Classroom? A Vision of Students Today Michael Wesch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
    4. 4. Combating the ‘Crisis of Significance’ <ul><li>Media in education now includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mapping for Geography, Social Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>video creation for Language Arts, History, Applied Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging or class wikis for any subject </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google documents, for sharing files, information, research findings, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social media for Marketing, Communications, Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media is helping education to become more ‘integrated’… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>media is the tool of choice for the ‘millennium generation’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offers high level synthesis and analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to present your work is an important part of the post secondary experience </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is media literacy? Media Literacy includes: Basic Technical Proficancy (although media literacy goes way beyond this) Knowing how to Search and Validate Information online Online Safety and Privacy Evaluating Authenticity, point of view Thinking Critically Rights and Responsibilities Digital Copyright
    6. 6. <ul><li>The 5 key questions of Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Who sent this message? (knowing who the author is) </li></ul><ul><li>What techniques are used to attract my attention? </li></ul><ul><li>How might other people understand this message differently from me? </li></ul><ul><li>What values, lifestyles are represented in or omitted from this message? (point of view) </li></ul><ul><li>Why was this message sent? (all media messages are organized to gain influence) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why is media literacy important? <ul><li>If we understand how media works: </li></ul><ul><li>We can decode the messages that are constantly being bombarded at us in our media saturated world. </li></ul><ul><li>We can create media for our own needs; to express ourselves, to document an event or situation, to inform others. </li></ul><ul><li>We can feel more connected by sharing media with others and creating community. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Digital Literacy in Canada – Media Awareness Network <ul><li>Digital literacy gives citizens the adaptive abilities they need to participate fully in the global digital society, allowing them to benefit from the digital economy and derive new opportunities for employment, innovation, creative expression and social inclusion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Paraphrased from ‘Digital Literacy in Canada: From Inclusion to Transformation’ (2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/corporate/media_kit/digital_literacy_paper_pdf/digitalliteracypaper.pdf </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of </li></ul><ul><li>the ancient art of storytelling. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Digital Storytelling&quot; is : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An Emerging Term </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grassroots movement, ordinary people, ‘true’ stories, compelling and emotionally engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A broader journalistic reference, digital narratives, web-based, transmedia stories, interactive, hypertexts, narrative computer games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A marketing tool, engages people, promotional, propaganda, fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Still the subject of much debate! </li></ul>What is Digital Storytelling?
    10. 11. <ul><li>Storytelling can be traced back to the Pleistocene age </li></ul><ul><li>1.8 million to about 11,000 years ago - was developed as a critical survival tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling - A term that brought </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>storytelling to the digital age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A resurgence with the internet age in the late 1990’s early 2000’s as people began to realize the opportunities that digital media offered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Term Digital Storytelling coined by the Center for Digital Storytelling, 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earliest projects done by the BBC in Wales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth parallels the rise of social networks and video-sharing sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today used in education, entertainment industries, community, advertizing, cross platform, non-linear (data-base driven) </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Some Leading Resources* for Digital Storytelling (*but there are many more – see the resources section at the end of this presentation) also see my delicious tag ‘digitalstorytelling’ CENTER for DIGITAL STORY TELLING
    12. 13. Examples <ul><li>The Center for Digital Storytelling - Bruises </li></ul><ul><li>The Girl Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Amy’s Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Clover Angst </li></ul>
    13. 15. How You Can Use Digital Stories <ul><li>To tell a personal story </li></ul><ul><li>Biography or Oral History </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicling a series of events (timeline), changes over time </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion for your organization or group </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign for social change / Public Service Announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity for an upcoming event / Description of a past event </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion for a product </li></ul>
    14. 16. The Production Process <ul><ul><li>- Scripting/Storyboarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Shooting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Sharing </li></ul></ul>
    15. 17. 7 Basic Elements to any ‘effective’ digital story <ul><li>Point of View – Who is the narrator and why is he/she talking to us? </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Question – Desire – Action - Realization </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Content – What are the emotions associated with your narrative? </li></ul><ul><li>The Gift of your Voice – What does your narrator sound like? </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of the Soundtrack – What music sets the mood for your story? </li></ul><ul><li>Economy – Keep it short and succinct. </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing – The rhythm of the story helps set the tone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source – Digital Storytelling Cookbook </li></ul></ul>
    16. 18. Scripting <ul><li>The focus should be on the story part ! </li></ul><ul><li>Story Mapping </li></ul>
    17. 19. Storyboarding <ul><li>How to compose your shots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think creatively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use a combination of shots: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>establishing shots, close-up’s, medium shots, ‘B-role’ complimentary footage, etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use text, found footage/photos (Avoid copyrighted materials – use Creative Commons and other open repositories) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use sound effects, narration, music etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 20. Storyboarding Template available on citizenshift.org/workshops
    19. 21. VoiceThread <ul><li>VoiceThread – online interactive and collaborative story building environment </li></ul><ul><li>A digital storytelling voicethread </li></ul>
    20. 22. Resources <ul><li>This PowerPoint presentation can be found on My slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/reisa101 </li></ul><ul><li>My bookmarks for Digital Storytelling Sites: http://www.delicious.com/reisa101/digitalstorytelling </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Digital Storytelling - http://www.storycenter.org/index1.html </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread - https://voicethread.com/?#q.b46225.i249486 </li></ul><ul><li>SFETT - http://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican2/Bee.html </li></ul><ul><li>Learning through digital storytelling - Article by Sharyn Mehner </li></ul><ul><li>DigiTales - http://www.digitales.us/gallery/other_story_sites.php </li></ul><ul><li>The Workbook Project - Culture Hacking - a ‘new’ way of looking at digital storytelling - Background article by Pheobe, Tedx talk by Elan Lee </li></ul>
    21. 23. Educational Resources <ul><li>Web Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Media Awareness Network - http://www.media-awareness.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>Make Internet TV (Participatory Culture Foundation) - http://makeinternettv.org/equipment/video.php </li></ul><ul><li>PBS Frontline Documentary entitled: Digital Nation - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/ </li></ul><ul><li>Film Education – promotes use of film within the curriculum (UK Film Industry) http://www.filmeducation.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Adbusters – great psa’s and examples - www.adbusters.org </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned Children’s Advertisers - http://www.cca-kids.ca/psas/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Produced PSA’s </li></ul><ul><li>http://listenup.org/screeningroom/index.php?view=0a6ef5ce0e9a13962ca8f7cecd919981 </li></ul><ul><li>NetSmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org </li></ul>
    22. 24. Resources cont… Places to find Copyright free Materials: Creative Commons Search - http://search.creativecommons.org/ Online movie converter - http://www.movavi.com/ Free Sound Project - http://www.freesound.org/ Incompetech - http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ FreePlay Music - http://freeplaymusic.com/ Internet Archive - http://www.archive.org/ Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_page Greenbuttonmusic - http://www.greenbuttonmusic.com/ Browser-based editors: Youtube.com/editor Kaltura Movie Masher Aviary Pixorial JayCut
    23. 25. <ul><li>Software tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie (mac) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/support/ilife/tutorials/imovie/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/#imovie </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/technology/tutorials/graphics/imovie/1create.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/imovie3x </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker (Microsoft) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Download: </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.kioskea.net/telecharger/telechargement-124-windows-movie-maker </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/windows_movie_maker.aspx?WT.mc_id=moviemakerguide_googlecanada </li></ul><ul><li>http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-xp </li></ul><ul><li>http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/moviemaker2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/donnapirog/Story_Movie/use_moviemaker.htm http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/TSC/prof_dev/tutorials.html#movies </li></ul><ul><li>Other Software Audacity (sound editing software) - http://audacity.courcefourge.net </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial - http://audacity.sourcefourge.net/help/tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch (create, share) - http://scratch.mit.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial - http://scratch.mit.edu/howto </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoStory 3 for Windows (photo albums and essays) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx </li></ul>Resources cont…
    24. 26. <ul><ul><li>Reisa Levine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter - @reisa101 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/reisa101 </li></ul>Thanks for participating !