No, but that is my goal for next year. This project came up as a result of a connection made with another class, so I was not fully prepared with the necessary equipment. Also because we were responding to events that occurred several years ago, we relied on google images as our source. Purchase the premium package for $3 a month so that you can add your own mp3 recordings, download it and more. That way the students can record their voices (with or without music or sound effects) to further personalize the project.
I'm glad the link was useful. Also try this link: http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy It has an updated map and and more information on Blooms as well as wonderful Web 2.0 resources.
Here is a site that was shared with me form a teacher friend form the UK called Digital Tools for Teachers. I love the creative way she shares her list of storytelling resource through a Glogster widget.
I wanted to share this article that I recently read about standards and 21st Century Skills. Standards-Proof Your Digital Storytelling Efforts by David Jakes. There are also other related articles about digital storytelling on the site. Also see Alignment to Standards. It is a correlation of 21st Century Skills to Digital Storytelling
The Educational Uses of Digital Stories is a great website that has examples of digital storytelling, the evolution of digital stories and examples of how you can create and evaluate digital stories. It also has various Web 2.0 tools for creating digital storytelling.
Tom shared a great Digital Storytelling resource with us. See below
Flickr's Tell a Story in Five Frames http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/ . Here's the guidelines for that project:
1st photo: establish characters and location.
2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen.
3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation.
4th photo: build to probable outcomes
5th photo: have a logical, but surprising, end.
I recently completed a project with second graders using xtranormal.com to create movies without cameras and without fear of FERPA infringement. It's so easy to do! The kids choose the setting and two characters, write the dialouge, and "film" the movie using lego-like people. Hit action and the movie is animated. These second graders picked it up quickly. Now if we could speed up their typing! LOL.
Thanks for starting this thread Vanessa. I've certainly been inspired by some of the links and ideas. I recently received an invitation from a teacher in Switzerland inviting one of our Grade 2 classes to take part in a Skype call about weather. The class really enjoyed the experience and the class teacher has been inspired to try out her own activities in digital storytelling - especially when she saw the Voicethread presentation. I will have to post the link from school tomorrow as I have neglected to save it on Delicious. Thanks to everyone who shared ideas.
Here are links to a couple of their movies ... mind you they were second graders ... they are a bit, um ... well, you'll see.