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Tuesday, July 16th 1:45 Digital Storytelling Room 401
Presenters: Jason Ohler, Kristin Hokanson
Storytelling is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the modern age: Teachers are using it as a powerful teaching and learning tool. Traditional storytellers are finding their trade more popular than ever. The message is clear: storytelling is a powerful and highly adaptable form of communication that can be used in a multitude of ways for a variety of purposes. So, what is the secret of good storytelling? Create a story that works, regardless of whether you are a traditional or digital storyteller; regardless of whether you are in business, education, art or simply enjoy telling stories for friends and family.
3:15 Tell me YOUR Story: The Role of Digital Storytelling in Education Room 402
Presenters: Kristin Hokanson, Yvonne Holman
If a picture is worth a thousand words, think about how effective your instruction can be when students include motion and emotion in their work. This
session includes information on planning, tools, examples and rubrics as well as important copyright information to help you create valuable learning opportunities through your students’ own stories. Walk away with your story told in bits and bytes.
Jason Ohler: Art, Storytelling, Technology and Education
Why oral storytelling is important to digital storytelling.
Why writing is important in digital storytelling
Why art is important in digital storytelling
Why digital storytelling is important
JasonOhler: Storymapping—Focusing on the story rather than the technology. Map essential elements such as conflict-resolution, character transformation, realization, etc.
Stories vs. Reports
What is the
that you wish to convey to your audience?
What is the
of your project?
Who is your
Atomic Learning's FREE Video StoryBoard Pro
is designed to give teachers, students, and home movie makers a tool to plan ahead when creating video projects. It is the work of Apple Distinguished Educator
, and can be downloaded ith all rights and ownership reserved. You have permission to use Storyboard Pro for personal and commercial purposes, but may not redistribute the software without our express written consent.
It is important to think about how your selection of media: Text, Images, Video and Music affect the story you are trying to tell.
Kids can tend to get carried away with animations and transitions. Be sure to stress not over using these tools in your instruction.
Platform Specific Video Editing Infomation
(Mac / PC)
(mac) Beta Version for
Online Video Editing
YouTube Remixer: Adobe Premier Express
Create a Quick Story
Download images, video and sound and create a 30 second digital story
Three Minute Movie Sequence (from Jason Ohler's site)
Movie Sequence #1
Movie Sequence #2
Movie Sequence #3
Using Open Source Platforms for Digital Storytelling...
: Sample Flat Stanley Visits Yardley
OTHER SAMPLES OF VOICE THREAD
Check these examples to see ways that voice thread could be used.
In lieu of the traditional…
Where did you go this summer project.
Students sharing their work
Showcase student learning
Colaborative student project
Explaining & reflecting on a student project
Teacher & Student voices—Comic Life
To create a “podcast” with which users can interact
This voice thread explains many other ways it could be used...Would love for some of YOU to add your ideas
Voicethread 4 Education - a wiki that collect examples of how educators are using Voicethread with their students or professional development
Other Idea launching points
Veterans' History Project
Veterans History Project
: Ken Burns'
Invitation to the YouTube Generation
to capture the stories of WWII before they are gone:
Documentaries: Using Multimedia
Eager to Learn
(Running time: 5:42)
At Moanalua High School, students use multimedia tools to shoot, edit, and narrate works on topics such as child labor. 8/5/200
Students Find Their Voices Through Multimedia
(Running time: 7:41)
The San Fernando Education Technology Team helps Latino students deliver powerful messages through video and the Web. 7/1/2002
Learning About and Preserving Community History
The Geo-Literacy Project
Teacher Eva La Mar's third graders explore the geography and geology of their community by becoming historians, writers, and videographers.
The Web Site: The Geo-Literacy Project:
Creating an Animated Video
Room to Learn: Trailer Bash
This I believe
NPR's This I believe
Be sure when you are searching that you read policies and agreements carefully.
Where to Find....
(Library of Congress)
(NY Public Library Images)
(AP Multimedia Archive--NOTE this is through Power library and can only be accessed at home with passcode –see librarians)
Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The collection contains thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers for use in education.
Check out the
page of this wiki as well...
Although sound can be created in photo story, you may wish to add your own style music. Try one of these sites, but be conscientious of copyright...
- A great place to find sound effects, etc.
- An unbelievable site to find sound tracks check out the listing in the side box for categories. These are GOOD tracks but can not be used publically
- music and more.
commonly used for podcasts, a good place to find Creative Commons music
Hall Davidson's Sound resources
Video Conversion sites:
Video that is shared on sites under creative commons may not be in a usable format. The following sites can be used to either download directly or convert files so that they can be easily used by video editing software
Online Digital Video Hosting Service for Educators
find images, audio, and video here
Discovery Educator Jen Dorman's page of
digital storytelling resources
--includes resources for other software--movie maker, imovie
Discovery Education Digital Storytelling Blog
The Creative Commons
Univ. of Texas, Office of General Counsel
Learning & Leading with Technology
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