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1 Digital Storytelling Presented by: Elaine Fitzgerald – Kimberly Zeringue-

2 Definition Digital Storytelling takes the ancient art of oral storytelling and engages a palette of technical tools to weave personal tales using images, graphics, music and sound mixed together with the author's own story voice. Digitales

3 Agenda Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling Definition Definition Examples Examples Steps to Storytelling Steps to Storytelling Software and Equipment Software and Equipment Using cameras, scanners, microphones and software Using cameras, scanners, microphones and software Resources Resources

4 Types of Personal Stories Someone Important Someone Important Character Character Memorial Memorial Life Event Life Event Adventure Adventure Accomplishment Accomplishment A Place A Place Draw Map Draw Map What I Do What I Do Recovery Recovery Love Love Discovery Discovery

5 Lets Explore Some Examples Photobus Photobus Photobus Scott County Digital Storytelling Center Scott County Digital Storytelling Center Scott County Digital Storytelling Center Scott County Digital Storytelling Center PBS Ken Burns Civil War PBS Ken Burns Civil War PBS Ken Burns Civil War PBS Ken Burns Civil War Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm

6 Why Digital Storytelling? Well-suited for student exploration Accessible to all ages and abilities Combines imagination with the power of listening and speaking to create artistic images

7 Why Digital Storytelling? As a learning tool, encourages students to explore their unique expressiveness As a learning tool, encourages students to explore their unique expressiveness Heightens ability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lucid manner Heightens ability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate, lucid manner Supports reading, writing, and oral expression instructional goals Supports reading, writing, and oral expression instructional goals

8 How Digital Storytelling Helps Writing? Narrows the focus Narrows the focus Word Choice Word Choice In the piece In the piece In the digital story In the digital story Text structure Text structure Audience Audience Voice Voice Emotional appeal Emotional appeal The message The message How we write is a search for meaning How we write is a search for meaning Revision is critical Revision is critical Organization Organization

9 7 Elements of a Digital Story Point of View/Purpose Point of View/Purpose Dramatic Question Dramatic Question Emotional Content Emotional Content The Gift of Voice The Gift of Voice The Power Of Soundtrack The Power Of Soundtrack Economy Economy Pacing Pacing

10 Online Resources for Digital Storytelling Pictures/Videos Pictures/Videos Public Domain Public Domain American Memory NASA/Hubble Telescope Library of Congress Learning Page National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library Wikipedia (many of the photos and graphics at Wikipedia are in the public domain) Wikipedia PD Photo Educational Fair Use FreeFoto.com

11 Online Resources for Digital Storytelling Image Search Ditto.com (not all public domain) Ditto.com Sound Educational Fair Use FreePlay Music American Rhetoric (famous speeches) Free Kids Music.com Soundzabound Video Kits Kitzu SchoolHouse Video Kits

12 Copyright Students and educators must follow copyright laws when creating digital stories. Students and educators must follow copyright laws when creating digital stories. The "fair use" standards of the U.S. copyright laws allow the use of copyrighted material for certain educational purposes. The "fair use" standards of the U.S. copyright laws allow the use of copyrighted material for certain educational purposes. Cite your sources to give credit to the creators of material Cite your sources to give credit to the creators of material For more information For more information

13 Possible Software Photo Story ng/digitalphotography/photostory/default. mspx Photo Story ng/digitalphotography/photostory/default. mspx ng/digitalphotography/photostory/default. mspx ng/digitalphotography/photostory/default. mspx Windows Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker

14 Possible Equipment Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Video Digital Video Scanner Scanner Microphone Microphone Headphones Headphones

15 Getting Started Define the purpose of the project. Align projects goals and objectives with local curriculum and tech standards. Align projects goals and objectives with local curriculum and tech standards. Create a storyboard mapping out the flow of content. Create a storyboard mapping out the flow of content. Collect and store media (images, music, etc.) in a centralized location. Collect and store media (images, music, etc.) in a centralized location.

16 Development Compose and edit ideas and dialogs in a word processor. Compose and edit ideas and dialogs in a word processor. Edit media to better adapt to the storyboard. Edit media to better adapt to the storyboard. Import media into the multimedia tool. Import media into the multimedia tool. Arrange the media to follow the storyboard. Arrange the media to follow the storyboard. Transfer digital content by copying and pasting headings and narrations. Transfer digital content by copying and pasting headings and narrations. Record necessary narrations. Record necessary narrations.

17 Sample Process Fayette County Schools Digital Story Samples Fayette County Schools Digital Story Samples Fayette County Schools Digital Story Samples Fayette County Schools Digital Story Samples Prewriting Prewriting Prewriting Draft Draft Draft Dividing Dividing Dividing Storyboard Storyboard Storyboard Storyboard with Pictures Storyboard with Pictures Storyboard with Pictures Storyboard with Pictures Revised – Final Narration for Story Revised – Final Narration for Story Revised – Final Narration for Story Revised – Final Narration for Story

18 Customization Customize slides with transitions and special effects. Customize slides with transitions and special effects. Wrap-up project by making final revisions. Wrap-up project by making final revisions.

19 Culmination Students demonstrate each digital story Students demonstrate each digital story Teacher evaluate each digital story through the use of rubrics and/or checklists. Teacher evaluate each digital story through the use of rubrics and/or checklists. Publish digital stories via the LAN, WAN and/or Web. Publish digital stories via the LAN, WAN and/or Web.

20 Assessment Self- Appraisal Self- Appraisal Examples Examples Rubrics Rubrics Checklists Checklists Sites Sites RubiStar RubiStar Project-Based Checklists Project-Based Checklists Assessment and Rubrics Assessment and Rubrics Teachnology: nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/ Teachnology: nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/http://www.teach- nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/http://www.teach- nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/ Kathy Schrocks Kathy Schrocks

21 Technology is always secondary to the storytelling

22 Tell me a fact and Ill learn Tell me a truth and Ill believe Tell me a story and Ill remember it forever


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