Throughout the years, digital storytelling has evolved. While our reasons for telling stories have remained relatively constant, how we tell those stories has changed dramatically. With mobile and various smart devices, creating and publishing a digital story is as easy as clicking the record button. In a matter of seconds, teachers and students are producers of amazing content.
This thread is a continuation of a previous thread that focused on the art of digital storytelling and the many resources used to tell the stories. Previous thread on digital storytelling. We want to continue this conversation but add a new twist. Our essential question for this thread is: Why use digital storytelling with students? We also want you to discuss the benefits for both students and teachers when integrating digital storytelling into your curriculum. What tools do you use to create digital storytelling? What resources are available to both create and publish your stories?
Also please join us for our pre-webinar show, starting at 4:30pm PDT, where we will showcase student created films and have a roundtable discussion.
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21st Century Skills Addressed in this Webinar:
Depending on how a digital storytelling project was directed, any or all of these 21st Century Skills would be addressed:
ISTE Standards Addressed in this Webinar:
All NETS-T standards would be implemented in an exemplary 21st Century Project
1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
c. Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
I am developing my curriculum map for my gifted and talented program for next school year, and I'd like to encorporate digital storytelling as a signifant component. My hope is to conduct a small and manageable project during the final stage of this school year, so I can iron out the rough spots before next school year. Participating in this discussion thread will help me work throught the planning process.
I look forward to collaborating with the other participants.
Join us Tuesday, April 24th! The Teacher as Producer. Students between the ages of 8 - 18 years old are
spending at least 8 hours a day consuming media over the internet. So how do we engage these students in class? We need to make them active producers instead of passive consumers of media. In our webinar, Robert Chavez & Humberto Perez, two independent filmmakers who are also educators, will share with you insight on how to become a video producer in your classroom. No video experience is necessary to be a producer of media. We will share some very simple concepts and a lot of insight that will put you on the path to empowering your students to produce digital stories for your class. Most students are already
tuned in to these tools that are being used to create media. As a teacher, you are
already doing tasks that producers do. So why not tune in to our webinar to learn
how to use those same skills in digital storytelling.
Reminder that our Pre-Webinar Show begins at 4:30 PST with webinar doors opening around 4:20 PST. Come see student-created and produced films and engage in learning conversations with other educators. Our regular ITL webinar on Digital Storytelling will begin at 5:00 PST. Register and come join us. Don't forget to bring your Smarthone or digital cameras to the webinar!
I will be using most of the wonderful ideas that learned tonight on my SEL movies. My PDU group will be developing movies of students reenacting appropriate and inappropriate behavior with others. We want to teach the students how to solve their propblems on their own. So "acting" it out will help the students. There were so many ideas. I can't wait to use them.
I truly enjoyed this evening's webinar on Digital Storytelling.
I gained many great resources to share with the Colorado teachers. Thanks so much.
I would have loved to had these resources when I was the technology director and when my Tech "KNOW" Club was working on the senior graduation video. Those ideas would have been great. We did come up with the green screen as we had limited funds, but it would have been so great to have those other editting resources.
Again, thanks for the great webinar.
I loved the webinar. I have been working with my deaf education classes on story telling this year. My middle school class just made a story on how they love hearing technology. We went through the entire process that Humberto talked about. I have worked with kids on making videos for quite some time. I love the whole process
The address for this video is. http://youtu.be/Jk0-oJCFTk8
It is on you tube because this student entered a contest with the parents permission. I would not use it on youtube normally unless it was in a private area.
However for this instance it needed to be public.
Greetings everyone! Thanks for tuning in to Digital Storytelling Part 2!
I'll be attaching portions of the keynote presentation that all of you saw on Tuesday evening so that you can use it as a resource. The first one is the Teacher As Executive Producer. Enjoy!
Cinematography is a crucial part of digital storytelling. This is what your audience sees. A well composed shot is going to make a world of difference in communicating your story to the audience. Remember to apply the rule of thirds to all your shots whether it is photography, video, or design for a poster or slideshow.
Lighting is also a crucial part of making your video and/or photographs look really good. I have even used the LED light on my iPhone to add a little light on a subject so that it stands out more in the video. Car reflectors make great tools for redirecting light to your subject. And white posterboard will work fine too. Aluminum foil is another great item for reflecting light.
And I cannot stress enough the importance of good, clean audio on your recordings. You can have grainy video with great audio, and your audience will be engaged in your digital story. However, you can have really great looking video with bad audio, and your audience will tune out. I have an iPod Touch and an iPhone, and I have used both of them simultaneously when producing videos. I use the iphone to capture video, and I use the iPod Touch voice memo to get the mic as close as I can to the subject to record audio. I record audio on the iphone as well just to have an audio track as a guide in the editing process. Then you can take the audio from the iPod Touch and sync it up to your video in the editing process.
Bookabi is an iPad/iPhone app that allows you to create digital stories. Students/teachers can create collaborative or individual digital stories.
You can also create digital stories from the app Toontastic. It starts out with the setup, conflict, challenge, climans and then resolution. You also have different music to go along. It teaches and students what music sounds like and the relationship between music and characters. It also allows you to export into your photo roll on the device which then let's you pull it out later.
Thanks for the great Webinar! I got a lot of good ideas to use in my classes. I've wanted to do videos of kids doing the skills we use in PE. I've done some, but there were so many great ideas I could use to get a better looking video. I will be sharing this with my PE cohorts. We may want to do something like this for our PE website - a one stop place to go to find illustrations/videos of skills. I haven't found everything I need on Discovery, or even YouTube. We could just make our own!
These are great ideas for Techno5!
Using digital storytelling in our classroom provides students and teachers an opportunity to capture a story. Digital Storytelling includes photos, text, audio, and video.
There are many benefits when we integrate digital storytelling into our curriculum. For my class, it is a way to review a lesson or a unit of study. I have also used digital storytelling as an assessment piece. On the second Animoto example, I was able to see if my students truly understood how erosion actually occurred. When I put together the Animoto and we watched it, it lead to more class discussion. Students were able to recall and elaborate what was going on. To me, it is clear that digital storytelling makes student work come alive. This is also a great way to support the struggling learner, enrich the gifted learner, and provide different educational opportunities for student success.
The digital tools that I use to create the digital storytelling is usually a digital camera and a computer or laptop.
I use numerous sites to create and publish my Digital Storytelling.
Here are some of my favorite:
Here are two examples of Digital Storytelling that I have created in my 4th grade class this school year:
I also learned a lot from the Digital Storytelling Webinar. Thanks Humberto for all the tips and valuable information regarding the Teacher as the Executive Producer and the Cinematography. It was really helpful. For some of us, we just jump into it and learn along the way.
I've used Zooburst to tell stories - or rather sequencing of events - like volleyball skills - http://www.zooburst.com/zb_books-viewer.php?book=zb02_4f5fb9d3e44a1 Password: turtle54
I don't show all the gymnastic skills myself anymore - I have students demonstrate. They can look at them over and over again.
I've used the video for students to teach others a math skill or how an app works - http://youtu.be/oEZHlTZ_9Y4
I'm looking forward to doing more videos. I'd like to have a share session with other PE teachers and share PE skill videos.
I'm looking forward to using the stuff I learned inthe webinar next year.
Congratulations Carol Dickson! You are the winner of this thread and the new owner of a bundle that includes: an iPod Touch 4, GorillaPod, Logitech Microphone Headset, and a $25 iTunes Gift Card to purchase apps. Let us know what fun ways you use this technology! Look for an email with details of how to redeem your prize.
Thank you everyone for participating. There are always more monthly opportunities to win technology for your environment.