Exploring the value of Digital Storytelling in the classroom


Objectives:
  1. Define digital storytelling
  2. Discuss uses in the K-12 classroom across the curriculum
  3. Identify the elements of a digital story
  4. Explore technology tools to use for creating digital stories (applications, websites, and iPad apps)
  5. Evaluate examples of digital stories and examine how to assess them

Agenda


What is a Digital Story?




"How to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom" (Edutopia Article)


What are the elements of a digital story? What is the process for creating a digital story?


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http://something2say.wiki.hempfieldsd.org/

What are some technology tools that can be used for digital storytelling?

Applications

iMovie or MovieMaker - Students import images them add a voice track, titles, transitions, and possibly music to tell their stories.
Keynote or PowerPoint - Students create slides with images and text then add an audio track to accompany their stories.



Apps

iMovie
ChatterPix - take a picture and record 60 seconds of audio
Little Bird Tales - upload illustrated stories and record audio. Sample
Shadow Puppet Edu?
Little Story Maker


Websites


Storybird.com - Artful Storytelling. Ability to create a class with students and review their stories.

Powtoons - Quick and easy animations using characters and music provided on the website.
(*Note: Must be over 13 to create an account)
Examples:
http://lookatthisawesomeness.edublogs.org/2014/03/26/powtoon-book-report/
http://www.powtoon.com/blog/the-coolest-kid-in-school/

GoAnimate.com - Easy animations using characters and objects provided. (*Note: Need to check on terms of service before allowing secondary students to create videos)
Examples:
Throw it Out
Too Much Coffee

MyStoryMaker - Students can create stories without an account, however they must be done in one session as they are not saved until they are finished. Final stories are accessed via a link provided at the end of the story.


Using Digital Stories as Authentic Assessments
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-storytelling-and-authentic-assessments-monica-burns

Assessing Digital Stories
http://courseweb.lis.illinois.edu/~jevogel2/lis506/evaluation.html
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/page.cfm?id=24&cid=24&sublinkid=43


Other Resources
http://www.scribd.com/doc/79101242/10-Digital-Storytelling-Projects
http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html