27 January 2010: Digital Storytelling
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As human beings, we are hardwired for storytelling. The motto of the Center for Digital Storytelling is "Listen deeply. Tell stories." Digital storytelling projects can provide ideal opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate the literacy skills required to thrive in the 21st Century, as well as SHOW their mastery of traditional curriculum content. We will explore a variety of web-based and client-based digital storytelling tools, as well as frameworks for facilitating student-created digital stories.
Review our course communication tools.
Welcome to the World of Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling can be TRANSFORMATIVE. View "A Day to Remember" by Renee Hall. (2:45)
Review from Last Week
Discuss Twitter and educators you added to Twitter
Digital storytelling defined:
Client-based Digital Storytelling Software
Most of the digital stories in the linked examples here are created with client-based software. Examples include:
Windows Live Moviemaker (Windows 7 and Vista only)
Windows PhotoStory 3
Digital stories can be created entirely online.
Respect Copyright Law When Creating and Sharing Digital Stories
Copyright 101 for Educators (SlideShare)
Find images from these sources, in this order for your projects:
Homegrown or Public Domain sources
Creative Commons licensed images
Copyrighted works used under Fair Use Guidelines
Recommended places to find images
More from Joyce Valenza's New Tools Workshop
Two Screencasts are available (on both YouTube and Screenr) demonstrating how to use CompFight and FlickrStorm.
Video for your blog reflection this week: Digital Generation Project Youth Portrait: Luis (8:11)
No later than (NLT) 8:59 am tomorrow, Thursday, January 28, 2010, submit your first WebCT "Quarterly Checkup Quiz 1." In WebCT, click ASSESSMENTS to access it.
Use our video reflection rubric, and post to your T4T blog on Digital Generation Project Youth Portrait: Luis (8:11).
Choose a video published as an independent learning project by students (at the International School of the Americas in San Antonio), link to it in a blog post, embed it in your blog post, and leave some constructive feedback for the author following our constructive feedback rubric.
K-12 Student blog feedback:
Select an active classroom blog (using the classroom blog finder) that you would like to serve as an informal "blogging buddy" this term for.
Write at least 2 constructive feedback post on student blog posts following our feedback rubric (save these links because you'll need them later!
Add the link to your student blog comment to your Diigo account, tagging it "t4t-sbc" (without quotation marks - sbc = student blog comment)
Add at least five links to your Diigo account related to digital storytelling, as you visit different sites this week. Tag them appropriately.
OPTIONAL THIS WEEK: Make and use your own Avatar, to use on websites like Diigo for your profile
Create a free educator account on VoiceThread.
Select a favorite book and create a VoiceThread for the Great Book Stories project about it OR create a VoiceThread with at least 5 images about a topic about which you are passionate and want to teach others about.
This MINIPROJECT will be due 17 Feb 2010 (Week 6) - Note this is 1 week later than previously announced
NEW: Please watch and use the screencasts posted to our T4T FAQ blog about using VoiceThread!
Digital Storytelling Video Examples:
Other Digital Storytelling Resource Sites
7 Screencasts are available explaining the steps to follow creating a VoiceThread.
What is the direct URL / link to your blog reflection about Luis' video?
What is the direct URL / link to your blog reflection about a student project from the International School of the Americas in San Antonio?
What is the direct URL / link to the first K-12 student blog post on which you left a thoughtful and constructive comment this week, following our "Constructive Commenting with Social Media" guidelines?
What is the direct URL / link to the second K-12 student blog post on which you left a thoughtful and constructive comment this week, following our "Constructive Commenting with Social Media" guidelines?
The VoiceThread mini-project was introduced this week, but you do NOT have to complete a specific assignment related to VoiceThread yet. Next week (in week 4) you will complete a "tell as story in 5 pictures" activity which will involve working with Compfight and/or FlickrStorm.