Digital Storytelling
Introduction
What
• Combine Graphics, Text, Audio , Video, Music
• To Communicate about a Theme/ Topic
• To Create a Digistory
Why
• When the ancient tradition of storytelling
meets the digital age, learning blossoms
• Exciting
• Engaging
• Compelli...
Student Perspective
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU1SkaTsv78
Example
• Life Academy, San Francisco
• History Project (“Immigration”)
• Interviewed family members
• Wrote and Revised s...
Take-Away’s
• Engagement with real-world issues
• Careful analysis
• Excitement about learning
• Investment in their own p...
Teachers’ Observations
• Grades go up
• Come to class eager to work
• More likely to do homework
• Gives voice to those wh...
The Process
Constructing Stories:
• Dig deeper into the subject
• Think more complexly about it
Communicating Stories:
• W...
Digital Storytelling
Learning
Hardwiring
• Tell stories
• Organize experiences into a meaningful whole
that can be shared with others
Project Learning
• Learn by doing
• Learn together
• Learn conflict resolution
• Invest in their own learning
• Develop th...
Reference: Project Learning
Current Research
Concepts, Benefits, Examples
Student Motivation
http://www.edutopia.org/proje...
21st Century Education
• Research
• Critical thinking skills
• Writing
• Voice
• Personal Narrative
• Knowledge Retention1...
Reference: 21st Century Education
1 Knowledge Retention
2 Creativity
3 Portfolio Assessment
https://digitalcommons.georget...
Reference: Educational Benefits
Summary
Interviews
Portfolios
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/powerpoint.html
https:...
Reference: Educational Benefits
Language Learning
Writing Skills
Vocational Education
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.ed...
Examples: Younger Students
KG, Presentation, “I am”
Grade 2, Photo Story, “Osiris”
Grade 2-3, Photo Story, Projects
http:/...
Examples: Younger Students
KG, Grade 1-2, Movie, Books we read
Elementary Grades, Movie, Similar Triangles
Elementary Grad...
Examples: Younger Students
Tibetan Students, Life in Exile
Students Worldwide, Bridges to Understanding
http://www.bridges...
Examples: Younger Students
Grade 5, e.g. attending a baseball game
Elementary Grades, e.g. art, heroes, poetry, decisions,...
Examples: Older Students
Presentation, Vietnam War
Presentation, Immunity
Movie, Bernoulli Principle
Photo Story, Puerto R...
Examples: Older Students
ESL Student Projects: Black History
ESL Student Projects: More Examples
Student Stories : art, he...
Examples: Older Students
Digital Storytelling Initiative: My Potato Story
Digital Storytelling Initiative: showcased stori...
Digital Storytelling
Basics 1: Creation
How to tell a great story…
1. Find your story
2. Map your story
3. Capture your audience’s attention
4. Tell your story fr...
How to tell a great story…
6. Integrate emotion
7. Use your own voice
8. Choose images and sounds carefully
9. Be brief
10...
Resources
How to use DS in your classroom
Let your students teach you
DS Story Center Cookbook
http://www.edutopia.org/use...
Resources
How to use Storyboarding
More on Storyboarding
How to use images: example
http://www.techteachers.com/digstory/s...
Resources
University of Houston: essentials, tutorials, examples, tips…
Center for DS: case-studies, examples, workshops, ...
Resources
David Brear’s Site: a middle school-teacher collection of resources
Meg Ormiston’s Site: a collection of resourc...
Resources
DS Resources
Creating Digital Stories: Dr Helen Barrett’s tutorial
10 Easy Steps: A tutorial on digital videos
h...
Digital Storytelling
Basics 2: Collaboration
How to work together on a story…
1. Brainstorm
2. Collect. Sort. Decide.
3. Select the story. Develop a plan to execute.
4...
How to work together on a story…
7. Create a storyboard.
8. Build the basic story.
9. Revise. Edit.
10.Polish.
11.Proof.
1...
Resources
Classroom Management: different roles in creating a digistory
Digitales: evaluating digital projects
Today’s Tea...
Summary: Project Guidelines
• Let your students teach you
• Start small
• Get them working together
• Increase collaborati...
Digital Storytelling
Tools
Tools for creating a Digital Story
• Powerpoint
• Photo Story
• Movie Maker
Examples: PowerPoint Projects
• Create, perform and understand public-
speaking:
– Museum docent talk
– History/ Geographi...
Examples: Photo-Story Projects
• Create, present and understand photo-essays:
– With words
– With music
– With video
– Wit...
Examples: Photo-Story Projects
• Create, present and understand movies:
– With narration
– With dialogues
– With still and...
More Ideas for DS Projects
More Tools for DS Projects
• Autocollage
• Photosynth
• BING Images
Resources
50 Questions for family-history interviews
Everyone can be an oral-historian
Resources on interviewing and recor...
The e-book was created in close collaboration with Mary Lane
Potter who writes, teaches, and edits in Seattle, Washington....
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  • Watch this video (“Literacy, ELL, and Digital Storytelling: 21st Century Learning in Action”) to hear these students and their two teachers talk about what made this semester-long history project so powerful for the class and the community.
  • Highlight: Several spoke of how proud they were of what they had written and produced. Others noted that they voluntarily put in more time and effort because they were dealing with issues that mattered to them.
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    Pg 13 (Tutorials)
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  • Digital storytelling microsoft

    1. 1. Digital Storytelling Introduction
    2. 2. What • Combine Graphics, Text, Audio , Video, Music • To Communicate about a Theme/ Topic • To Create a Digistory
    3. 3. Why • When the ancient tradition of storytelling meets the digital age, learning blossoms • Exciting • Engaging • Compelling • Inspiring
    4. 4. Student Perspective http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU1SkaTsv78
    5. 5. Example • Life Academy, San Francisco • History Project (“Immigration”) • Interviewed family members • Wrote and Revised scripts • Produced Videos • Presented to a Public Audience http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2790
    6. 6. Take-Away’s • Engagement with real-world issues • Careful analysis • Excitement about learning • Investment in their own performance • Conflict resolution • Community Connections • And more!
    7. 7. Teachers’ Observations • Grades go up • Come to class eager to work • More likely to do homework • Gives voice to those who don’t participate • Improves lifelong learning http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2961 http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2979 http://www.streetside.org/stories/index.htm
    8. 8. The Process Constructing Stories: • Dig deeper into the subject • Think more complexly about it Communicating Stories: • Write scripts together • Blend different languages, voices, ideas • Agree on what tone and angle to use
    9. 9. Digital Storytelling Learning
    10. 10. Hardwiring • Tell stories • Organize experiences into a meaningful whole that can be shared with others
    11. 11. Project Learning • Learn by doing • Learn together • Learn conflict resolution • Invest in their own learning • Develop their creativity • Learn according to their needs • Learn how to learn • Network and publish their findings
    12. 12. Reference: Project Learning Current Research Concepts, Benefits, Examples Student Motivation http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-research http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning http://www.edutopia.org/start-pyramid
    13. 13. 21st Century Education • Research • Critical thinking skills • Writing • Voice • Personal Narrative • Knowledge Retention1 • Communication • Real-World Connections • Creativity2 • Portfolio Assessment3 • Digital Literacy
    14. 14. Reference: 21st Century Education 1 Knowledge Retention 2 Creativity 3 Portfolio Assessment https://digitalcommons.georgetown.edu/projects/digitalstories/affective-learning/ https://gdc.georgetown.edu/projects/digitalstories/multimedia-distinctive/2/3/ http://electronicportfolios.org/
    15. 15. Reference: Educational Benefits Summary Interviews Portfolios http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/powerpoint.html https://digitalcommons.georgetown.edu/projects/digitalstories/ http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory/index.html
    16. 16. Reference: Educational Benefits Language Learning Writing Skills Vocational Education http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/esl.html http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Search&template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=11288 http://www.icvet.tafensw.edu.au/ezine/year_2006/feb_apr/feature_digital_storytelling.htm
    17. 17. Examples: Younger Students KG, Presentation, “I am” Grade 2, Photo Story, “Osiris” Grade 2-3, Photo Story, Projects http://www.watertowncsd.org/index.cfm?bid=5&cid=103 http://www.eaglepnt.k12.or.us/Files/Osiris.wmv http://www.eaglepnt.k12.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=1894
    18. 18. Examples: Younger Students KG, Grade 1-2, Movie, Books we read Elementary Grades, Movie, Similar Triangles Elementary Grades, Movie, Science Projects http://www.moviemaking.ecsd.net/ http://it.seattleschools.org/BEXlevy/activities/movie-maker/movie-maker/ http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/studentpagesmovies.html
    19. 19. Examples: Younger Students Tibetan Students, Life in Exile Students Worldwide, Bridges to Understanding http://www.bridgesweb.org/projects/gallery-public.html http://www.bridgesweb.org/
    20. 20. Examples: Younger Students Grade 5, e.g. attending a baseball game Elementary Grades, e.g. art, heroes, poetry, decisions, 9/11 http://edweb.fdu.edu/folio/FrancoE/ST/MyExamples.html http://www.dtc.scott.k12.ky.us/technology/digitalstorytelling/studentstories.html
    21. 21. Examples: Older Students Presentation, Vietnam War Presentation, Immunity Movie, Bernoulli Principle Photo Story, Puerto Rico http://it.seattleschools.org/BEXlevy/activities/office-2007/powerpoint/powerpoint-examples/ https://www.msu.edu/~terbrack/student%20work/Attack%20of%20the%20pathogensKP.ppt http://it.seattleschools.org/BEXlevy/activities/movie-maker/movie-maker/ http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/places.html
    22. 22. Examples: Older Students ESL Student Projects: Black History ESL Student Projects: More Examples Student Stories : art, health, language, science, math, culture, personal reflection… Stories for Change: passions, friendships, struggles, illnesses, differences… http://faculty.lagcc.cuny.edu/eiannotti/Level8.1/videos/Blackhistory.wmv http://faculty.lagcc.cuny.edu/eiannotti/ http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/ http://storiesforchange.net/topics/youth
    23. 23. Examples: Older Students Digital Storytelling Initiative: My Potato Story Digital Storytelling Initiative: showcased stories Niles Township High School: student-made digistories http://dsi.kqed.org/index.php/contest/ http://www.digitalstories.org/ http://dsi.kqed.org/index.php/contest/about/C24/
    24. 24. Digital Storytelling Basics 1: Creation
    25. 25. How to tell a great story… 1. Find your story 2. Map your story 3. Capture your audience’s attention 4. Tell your story from YOUR point of view 5. Use fresh and vivid language
    26. 26. How to tell a great story… 6. Integrate emotion 7. Use your own voice 8. Choose images and sounds carefully 9. Be brief 10.Keep a good rhythm
    27. 27. Resources How to use DS in your classroom Let your students teach you DS Story Center Cookbook http://www.edutopia.org/use-digital-storytelling-classroom http://www.edutopia.org/economic-stimulus-education-technology-california http://www.storycenter.org/cookbook.pdf
    28. 28. Resources How to use Storyboarding More on Storyboarding How to use images: example http://www.techteachers.com/digstory/storyboards.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRR0-7EFhlc&feature=PlayList&p=ADF67E48B06653F3&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=26 http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/storyboarding.html
    29. 29. Resources University of Houston: essentials, tutorials, examples, tips… Center for DS: case-studies, examples, workshops, articles, books… Digital Citizenship: free curriculum http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/ http://www.storycenter.org/ http://www.digitalcitizenshiped.com/
    30. 30. Resources David Brear’s Site: a middle school-teacher collection of resources Meg Ormiston’s Site: a collection of resources for educators Judith Rance-Roney’s Article: reflections from a multilingual classroom http://members.shaw.ca/dbrear/dst.html http://www.techteachers.com/digitalstorytelling.htm http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2812
    31. 31. Resources DS Resources Creating Digital Stories: Dr Helen Barrett’s tutorial 10 Easy Steps: A tutorial on digital videos http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm http://www.techteachers.com/digitalstorytelling.htm http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2812
    32. 32. Digital Storytelling Basics 2: Collaboration
    33. 33. How to work together on a story… 1. Brainstorm 2. Collect. Sort. Decide. 3. Select the story. Develop a plan to execute. 4. Use an online collaborative workspace. 5. Select and distribute individual tasks. 6. Research.
    34. 34. How to work together on a story… 7. Create a storyboard. 8. Build the basic story. 9. Revise. Edit. 10.Polish. 11.Proof. 12.Share (live and digitally). 13.Evaluate
    35. 35. Resources Classroom Management: different roles in creating a digistory Digitales: evaluating digital projects Today’s Teacher: DS student rubric University of Houston: using rubrics to evaluate digistories http://www.digitales.us/evaluating/index.php http://www.todaysteacher.com/Digital_Storytelling/StudentRubric.pdf http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/rubrics.html http://terry-freedman.org.uk/artman/publish/printer_804.php/Digital
    36. 36. Summary: Project Guidelines • Let your students teach you • Start small • Get them working together • Increase collaboration • Share it all • Build e-portfolios
    37. 37. Digital Storytelling Tools
    38. 38. Tools for creating a Digital Story • Powerpoint • Photo Story • Movie Maker
    39. 39. Examples: PowerPoint Projects • Create, perform and understand public- speaking: – Museum docent talk – History/ Geographical tour – Live Interview – Etc.
    40. 40. Examples: Photo-Story Projects • Create, present and understand photo-essays: – With words – With music – With video – With transitions – Etc.
    41. 41. Examples: Photo-Story Projects • Create, present and understand movies: – With narration – With dialogues – With still and moving images – Etc.
    42. 42. More Ideas for DS Projects
    43. 43. More Tools for DS Projects • Autocollage • Photosynth • BING Images
    44. 44. Resources 50 Questions for family-history interviews Everyone can be an oral-historian Resources on interviewing and recording oral-history http://genealogy.about.com/cs/oralhistory/a/interview.htm http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/htd_history/oral/recording_oral_hist_01.shtml http://www.library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_spcoll_orhist_guidelines.asp
    45. 45. The e-book was created in close collaboration with Mary Lane Potter who writes, teaches, and edits in Seattle, Washington. Visit her web site at http://members.authorsguild.net/marylapotter.

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