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Digital storytelling version 2

  1. 1. Introduction toDigital Storytelling
  2. 2. The Importance of Voice“When words are infused by the human voice, they come alive.”- Maya Angelou
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  4. 4. What is a Digital Story?• A 21st century way to tell a story• Consisting of digital media: – Still & moving graphics – Sound, narration, music – Animation, motion, color – Text
  5. 5. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply new skills for a new age.
  6. 6. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply new skills for a new age.
  7. 7. Why create a Digital Story? A great way to have kids apply new skills for a new age.
  8. 8. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s)Plan• Decide your story• Identify your audience• Begin writing your script• Use a storyboard to put your script in sequence
  9. 9. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s)Produce• Decide on digital production tool• Choose media that supports you script• Create the digital story by combining script & media
  10. 10. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s)Publish• Place the digital story for easy distribution• Tag with descriptors for searching• Consider copyright/Creative Common licensing
  11. 11. How is a Digital Story Created? (the 4 P’s)Promote• Share the story• Connect the story with social/learning networks• Allow comments
  12. 12. Tools for Digital Storytelling• Photo Story for Windows• VoiceThread• Glogster• Animoto• Storybird• MovieMaker• iMovie• Prezi/Powerpoint/KeynoteFor more -
  13. 13. Photo Story for Windows• Free program that combines images, text and narration into a slideshow• Easy• Finished projects can be saved as video files
  14. 14. VoiceThread• A VoiceThread is a web-based collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents and videos.• Viewers can leave text & audio comments
  15. 15. Glogster• easily allows users to upload photos, videos, txt and audio to create an online, interactive poster
  16. 16. Animoto• Create music videos with images, audio and text that can be viewed on the web• Images and songs can be uploaded
  17. 17. Storybird• Students pick from libraries of art• Easy to create• Shareable• Moderated content and comments
  18. 18. The Evolution of Storytelling
  19. 19. Your Digital Story• tell the story of you (serve as an introduction to a new class)- Autobiography• retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend• retells a story about  a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards• reflection on a life event• movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future
  20. 20. Consider these elements• Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?• A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.• Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
  21. 21. Consider these elements• The Gift of Your Voice - personalize the story.• The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.• Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.• Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
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