Here is the power point that briefly gives you a tour through digital story telling and using itunes in the classroom.
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Here is a link to my intel page that has my short films embedded.
Robert, Thanks for the Powerpoint. Uriel is a charming kid! I enjoyed his narration in God's Laugh. And, talk about a good question..."Are you proud of where you come from?" is a great prompt for students. I like the line in your Powerpoint "–Filmmaking gives students a voice". Put a camera, a cam, a microphone in a kids hand and it gives them license to create and share.
Tom... Ditto on your comments about Robert's students movie. I have seen it a few times, and each time it inspires me even more. Your comment of, "Put a camera, a cam, a microphone in a kids hand and it gives them license to create and share," is just the beginning of what we are seeking in our 21st Century Learners. So many of them are digital natives, but we must remember that they are not all that lucky. Some of our more economically disadvantaged kids are having to play catch-up, even entering Kindergarten. The beauty of it is, however, that kids are not afraid to just jump in and play with technology (quite the opposite of many adults).
One of the challenges for many teachers is to step back and truly let the kids have that license to create and share from themselves, without a teacher-imposed structure. I hope that the digital stories I inspire in my students this year are as powerful as Uriel's. His will be a model for my kids to watch and get inspiration and motivation from.
WOW! Wow! Did I say Wow? Jennifer Dorman's wiki has so much to help with getting kids started on digital storytelling. All in one location, you get ideas and examples for using in the classroom. I will need to spend some time after school exploring it more deeply, but I love the embedded video samples along with "How-to" Ppts. Thanks for the great resource suggestion!
Here are some examples of digital storytelling in Kindergarten. By using slide.com the pictures and captions tell the story of routines, activities and field trips in our kindergarten class. I add the link to our class website for all to enjoy.
I'm not sure, someone might have already posted this resource, but it's so COOL it's worth mentioning again.
Have you seen The Google Search Stories? Here's on of my favorites...
You can see a whole collection of these search stories at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
You can make your own stories using the Google Search Story Creator. Click on the Create Your Own Search Stories Button, add your search terms, pick the background music, and Google does the rest.
I am working with a teacher who is doing a great Digital Storytelling Activity. She is gathering veterans from her community. Her 8th grade students will interview the veterans then research their prospective wars. They will end the unit by creating multimedia presentations that they will share with the veterans. I cannot wait to share what they do!!