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1 Digital Storytelling for the English Classroom Presented by Amy Cannady Whitewater Middle School

2 Intended Audience This workshop is intended for middle school English teachers in Fayette County Schools. Those lucky English teachers!

3 Introduction Migrant workers What do you think? What types of technology were used? How could you use the video? When? Why? What would students think?

4 Why should I bother? Fayette County Technology Plan 1. Technologies to be integral to teaching, learning, and leading this district 2. Appropriately integrate technology into the curriculum, instruction, and assessment to improve student achievement

5 Why should I bother? School Improvement Plans Each department’s school improvement plan has allocated monies and time for technology integration WMS SIP Why Technology

6 Connection to NETS DST allows teachers to… 1.Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity 2.Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

7 Connection to NETS DST allows teachers to… 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility 5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

8 Digital Storytelling (DST) Benefits 1. Variation 2. Compelling 3. Personalization 4. Real life situations 5. Engaging 6. Active learning

9 Connection to GPS GPS.08.LA.ELA8LSV1 The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to- student, and group verbal interactions. GPS.08.LA.ELA8LSV2 The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. The student will select and critically analyze messages using rubrics as assessment tools.

10 Connection to GPS GPS.08.LA.ELA8LSV2.1 When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions, and electronic media), the student: GPS.08.LA.ELA8LSV2.1.a Interprets and evaluates the various ways in which visual image makers (e.g., graphic artists, illustrators, news photographers) communicate information and affect impressions and opinions.

11 Connection to GPS GPS.08.LA.ELA8LSV2.2 When delivering and responding to presentations, the student: GPS.08.LA.ELA8LSV2.2.g Uses multimedia for presentations.

12 DST Goals for Students Learn to use the Internet to research rich, deep content while analyzing and synthesizing a wide range of content. Develop communications skills by learning to ask questions, express opinions, construct narratives and write for an audience. Increase computer skills using software that combines a variety of multimedia including: text, still images, audio, video and web publishing.

13 DST Goals for Teachers Appeal to the diverse learning styles of the students by using Digital Storytelling as a presentation media. Generate interest, attention and motivation for the "digital generation" kids in our classrooms. Capitalize on the creative talents of your own students as they begin to research and tell stories of their own. Publish student work on the Internet for viewing and critiquing by others.

14 Ok, What is DST? Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer- based tools to tell stories. Most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. Digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer- based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length; 2-10 min is average. (

15 DST Components Moviemaker Audio Video Images

16 Moviemaker Windows Movie Maker is a presentation software program that comes already installed on all Windows XP computers.Windows XP Moviemaker tutorial

17 Audio/Narration/Music You can create your own sound files using audacity audacity Audacity tutorial Find sound files on the Internet and use with permission Music files can be found at free play musicfree play music

18 Video You may choose to use a video from You Tube (convert with Zamzar)You Tube Zamzar Shoot and upload your own video Uploading “homemade” videos

19 Images You may use google images Upload your own digital images How to upload your digital pictures

20 Web Resources The following links will be helpful when creating your digital story Resources ces/dstory.html ces/dstory.html

21 Copyright Give credit where credit is due helpful website

22 Sample rubric Student Rubric

23 Your turn Brainstorm digital story topics Begin planning a 2-5 minute Digital Story Use Blank Storyboard to guide planningBlank Storyboard

24 Course Evaluation Please complete a course evaluation Evaluation Please call me if you need assistance 678-855-5148

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