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Storytelling ppt

  1. 1. Understanding Through Dynamic Media & Digital Storytelling <br />Tonya McKinney, NBCT<br />Mojave High School<br />Clark County School District<br />
  2. 2. Our Students<br />9th through 12th grade secondary learners who are multicultural, creative, wide range of experiences from welfare to military families and speak English or Spanish or other languages.<br />Our students include high achievers, ELL, Special Needs, and High Risk students.<br />Our curriculum includes Career and Technical Education: Computer Applications and Business.<br />How can we engage our diverse population with digital storytelling?<br />
  3. 3. What is Digital Storytelling and Dynamic Media?<br />According to the University of Houston, Digital Storytellingis the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories using dynamic media.<br />Dynamic Media is presentation media by video, animation, simulation, or voice.<br />
  4. 4. What are the Essential Questions for Digital Storytelling?<br />Essential questions give meaning, relevance, and definition to the course and the unit and should be answered in the story.<br />How can the use of digital storytelling and dynamic media promote the development of understanding in the classroom?<br />How can digital storytelling and dynamic media be integrated into the classroom in order to promote understanding?<br />How can the use of digital storytelling and dynamic media be used in cross-curriculum projects in the classroom?<br />How can the digital storytelling be applied to real world applications?<br />
  5. 5. Digital Storytelling…<br />Engages the students when they hear or tell a story.<br />Gives the students a voice that otherwise may not have been heard. <br />Allows the student to voice an opinion or to form an argument for an issue. <br />Opens the door for students to bond with each other who share common experiences.<br />
  6. 6. Digital Story—Print Media<br />http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/movie_pop_06.html<br />
  7. 7. How does Digital Storytelling assist students in understanding?<br />The student has to research or develop a deeper understanding of the topic in order to tell a story. <br />The student must tie factual information, story dictation and/or sound, and pictures in order to create a digital story. <br />Because of today’s technology, the students are engaged when they create a presentation that uses multimedia.<br />Students are using higher order thinking skills when they create digital stories.<br />
  8. 8. The Importance of Digital Learning from ISTE<br />The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has written new standards for students’ success in the 21st century.<br />“These new standards identify several higher-order thinking skills and digital citizenship as critical for students to learn effectively for a lifetime and live productively in our emerging global society. These areas include the ability to:<br />Demonstrate creativity and innovation<br />Communicate and collaborate<br />Conduct research and use information<br />Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions<br />Use technology effectively and productively”<br />
  9. 9. Why use Digital Storytelling?<br />Involves language arts skills including verbal and written communication.<br />Planning and writing their script which would cover the written communication skills. <br />Verbal communication by communicating with the students in their group and dictating their voice for their story <br />Curriculum integration<br />At a minimum, the students will be integrating two curriculums which would strengthen both of the subjects. <br /> In addition, the teacher can create real world projects that would incorporate skills that would help them in their post-secondary education and career. <br />
  10. 10. Examples of Digital Storytelling<br />Justice or Just Us?<br />http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/movie_pop_09.html<br />The Wall of Hate:http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/movie_pop_07.html<br />
  11. 11. Nevada Computer and Technology Standards <br />Grade Level: 9-12<br />Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. <br /> Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. <br /> Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. <br /> Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. <br /> Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. <br /> Technology Operations and Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. <br />
  12. 12. Partnership for 21st Century Education<br />The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has developed a vision for student success in the new global economy.<br />
  13. 13. A Digital Story for Business<br />Business Simulation: Students learn Microsoft Office .<br />Which programs are included in Microsoft Office?<br />How do you know what program to use?<br />Why should you use a spreadsheet?<br />What document should be created first?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re540kk745E<br />
  14. 14. Bloom’s Taxonomy and Digital Storytelling<br />Digital actions relate to higher order thinking skills in the Bloom’s Taxonomy Levels.<br />
  15. 15. Bloom’s Taxonomy and Digital Storytelling cont’d.<br />
  16. 16. Dynamic Media and its Characteristics<br />Today students use Dynamic Media technology which has 6 characteristics, to create digital storytelling.<br />
  17. 17. American Dream<br />http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/movie_pop_01.html<br />
  18. 18. The Storytelling Process<br />The process may vary according to your objective for the story.<br />First Develop the Story<br />Planning and Writing are key<br />Using a story map to write their story<br />Storyboards to plan their story<br />Writing a script<br />Then Add Multimedia<br />Using Web 2.0 or other tools create your digital story.<br />Article: The World of Digital Storytelling<br />
  19. 19. How do you create Digital Stories?<br />There are several free ways to create digital stories.<br />PhotoStory<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Podcasts<br />Web 2.0 sites<br />
  20. 20. A Few Web 2.0 Sites<br />
  21. 21. Women Empowerment (South Africa)<br />http://www.bridgesweb.org/project_videos/video_player.html?url=SouthAfrica/Single Mothers adobe.mp4<br />
  22. 22. Assessing the Digital Story<br />A rubric should be made so that the students know how they will be assessed.<br />Rubric should be adjusted according to objectives.<br />Components of Assessment<br />Content/Storytelling Components<br />Answering the Essential Question<br />Depth of Research / Planning<br />Grammar/ Formatting /Pacing<br />Media: Pictures, Dictation, Sound, Music, Transition<br />Sample Rubric attachment<br />
  23. 23. Another Video: Global Awareness Fundraiser<br />This digital story was created to show students the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti. <br />Students purchased Hearts for Haiti to donated money for American Red Cross.<br />Future Business Leaders of America—Mojave High School created global awareness and raised money for American Red Cross during lunch in the cafeteria.<br />I wanted students to know that they could help others in a different country.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy3KhnjKcIg<br />
  24. 24. IN SUMMARY <br />Digital storytelling engages students in higher order thinking skills using dynamic media so that students not only develop the subject area of study but the language arts, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, team work, and technology skills needed to be successful in the 21st century workforce. <br />
  25. 25. Next Steps<br />Brainstorm to see where you can incorporate digital storytelling into your curriculum.<br />Where can you engage your students in higher order thinking skills using dynamic media?<br />Take the time to explore some new technology and Web 2.0 tools.<br />Don’t get overwhelmed. Start with one tool.<br />Incorporate the tool in a unit.<br />Have fun and engage your students!<br />
  26. 26. References<br />"Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally“<br />http://www.pbs.org/moodle/file.php/3117/docs/bull_dynamic_media.pdf<br />http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu<br />ISTE <br />http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students.aspx<br />Partnership for 21st Century<br />http://www.p21.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=120<br />Essential Questions: http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/file/view/essential.pdf<br />

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