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1 Digital Storytelling Presented by: Elaine Fitzgerald – Classroom Connect Consultant

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 Tell Your Story Tell Your Story

4 Objectives Acquire information on using digital storytelling Acquire information on using digital storytelling Understanding the necessary components of a digital storytelling lesson that promote the effective use of technology in the classroom Examining a variety of successful teacher and student examples Exploring how to appeal to diverse learning styles Information on using digital storytelling to promote higher level thinking and address varying learning styles Information on using digital storytelling to promote higher level thinking and address varying learning styles

5 Digital Storytelling is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. Digital stories derive their power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, thereby giving deep dimension and vivid color to characters, situations, experiences, and insights. Tell your story now digitally. - Leslie Rule, Center for Digital Storytelling Center for Digital StorytellingCenter for Digital Storytelling

6 Miniature Earth iniature_earth.htm iniature_earth.htm iniature_earth.htm iniature_earth.htm

7 No Story to Tell? Overload Overload The Editor The Editor

8 Finding Your Story Small idea Small idea Find photos Find photos Set up a tape recorder Set up a tape recorder Develop a storyboard Develop a storyboard Story, not journalistic or technical Story, not journalistic or technical Dont over polish Dont over polish

9 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

10 Lets Explore Some Examples rytelling/cdst.html rytelling/cdst.html rytelling/cdst.html rytelling/cdst.html ingStory/flash.html ingStory/flash.html ingStory/flash.html ingStory/flash.html /main.html /main.html /main.html /main.html

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 Point of View Purpose/Reason Purpose/Reason Why are you telling this story? Why are you telling this story? Why are you telling this story for this group of people (audience) Why are you telling this story for this group of people (audience)

16 Dramatic Question Conflict Conflict Question Question Desire Desire Closure with a twist Closure with a twist How are you going to engage your audience and keep attention? How are you going to engage your audience and keep attention?

17 Emotional Content Reveal a truth no else knows Reveal a truth no else knows Convey a truth about you no one believes Convey a truth about you no one believes Engage the audience to make them want to listen Engage the audience to make them want to listen Why should the listener care about this? Why should the listener care about this?

18 The Gift of Voice The personality on paper comes alive The personality on paper comes alive The art of true storytelling The art of true storytelling

19 Power of the Soundtrack Music stirs up an emotional response Music stirs up an emotional response Music sets the mood. Music sets the mood. The goal is to match the music to the story. The goal is to match the music to the story. Instrumental music works best Instrumental music works best The focus should be the narration and the music should support and enhance the storytelling. The focus should be the narration and the music should support and enhance the storytelling. Use copyright-free music if possible Use copyright-free music if possible Search for free music. Search for free music.

20 Economy Succinct and to the point Succinct and to the point Images should display a tone, feeling, and communicate beyond what you are saying Images should display a tone, feeling, and communicate beyond what you are saying

21 Pacing Rhythm of the story Rhythm of the story Punctuation Punctuation White space to allow listener to listen or reflect and internalize White space to allow listener to listen or reflect and internalize Be aware of flow (quick, slow, quiet, etc) Be aware of flow (quick, slow, quiet, etc)

22 Websites Digitales Center for Digital Storytelling Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling A Collection of Sites

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 Possible Equipment Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Video Digital Video Microphone Microphone Headphones Headphones

28 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.

29 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.

30 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

31 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.

32 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.

33 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

34 Technology is always secondary to the storytelling

35 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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