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Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT. I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness.

Digital Storytelling: What it is… And… What it is NOT

At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and three brothers and growing up in East Prussia, fleeing to the West after WW2 and the things that occupied her mind. The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process. March , 2014 Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important.

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process

Helping kids and students learn through the use of digital storytelling entails the implementation of a well-paced plan that clearly outlines both the objectives and expectations behind this integration. Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout. The Power of Digital Story. Telling our story is an essential part of our humanness.

The Power of Digital Story

It allows us to feel part of the community that knows our story, and it fosters empathy for those that surround us. Story is a powerful force in shaping mental models, motivating and persuading others, and teaching the lessons of life. Telling story extends back to a time when oral history dominated the tools of communication. Strategic Storytelling. Easy screencasting your iPad and iPhone (on the Mac side) Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling - Paul J. Zak - Harvard Business Review. Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling.

Teaching critical thinking and creativity in writing can be a difficult task, but it is crucial in preparing students to meet the standards of the Common Core.

Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is a highly effective technique for doing so, as it requires a clear organization of thought, discipline, and problem solving skills — all of which can translate directly into more traditional essay writing. What’s more, digital storytelling has the added benefit of meeting other Common Core standards relating to proficiency in technical skills. Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs. Here are a few trailers made by teachers and students.

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs

Next to each one is the iMovie trailer template it uses. My Dream Destination - Italy uses the Expedition template.Verbs uses the Superhero template.Properties of Ionic Compounds uses the Adrenaline template.The Giver Book Trailer uses the Adrenaline template.Project-Based Learning uses the Swashbuckler template.Stylus Status uses the Retro template.

Because trailers are so short, the information you convey has to be concise. iMovie’s templates do not leave much room for text. And, the more you write, the smaller the text becomes and harder it is to read. - Got a picture? Blabberize it! Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. Comic Master. Moviemaker. Make digital movies online. Formerly Dfilm. Make. What is Digital Storytelling? Digital Storytelling: Animated Powerpoint Tutorial. The Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling.

Digital Storytelling Tools. Video Creation & Tools. Image Sites. Mobile Learning Digital Storytelling Apps. Animate Your Life. 7 billion Others. Lightning Bug. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder. Five Card Flickr. 100 Word Story. Storybird - Artful storytelling.

Sock Puppets. Elements of the Story. Character Development. Making Stopmotion Movies. Evaluating Projects. "A story should be remembered for its soul, not the bells and whistles.

Evaluating Projects

" Bernajean Porter If you don’t have a good or powerful story, script, and storyboard, then there will never be enough decorating that technology can do to cover it up. On the other hand, demonstrating exemplar craftsmanship with mixing the technical elements in artful ways to unfold your story creates compelling, insightful, original and memorable pieces of communication. The richness of a good story can be diluted when technical elements are not artfully developed, over used, distracting, or just plain annoying. Quality craftsmanship intentionally uses each technical element (images, sound, transitions, music, special effects, titles, pacing, and design) to provide an integral contribution to telling the story in a way that the removal of that element would lesson the emotional impact and understanding.

17 Stop Motion Video Examples & Resources. DigitalStorytelling. “I know only one thing about the technologies that awaits us in the future:We will find ways to tell stories with them.”


Jason Ohlar Presentation brought to you by American TESOL! Check out their other video presentations! Slideshow of the Presentation. Visual storytelling: 14 tools for journalists. Credit: Image by TapiF on Flickr. Some rights reserved Over the past year here at we have reported on a number of new tools and platforms which have been launched or updated, which offer journalists different ways of telling stories visually.

Our news:rewired events have also highlighted a number of those tools, most recently in a dedicated session on visual storytelling at news:rewired - digital stories, which was held last Thursday (6 December). Here is a list of just 14 tools that journalists might find useful. Some launched this year, while others have been around for some time now but continue to be used by news outlets today.

Timelines 1. The Art Of Storytelling » Tell A Story. Get inspired by featured artwork from the Delaware Art Museum and write a story through the interactive Tell a Story activity. Look through the images below for a brief introduction on how this activity works, or click on the link below to begin telling your story. Launch the Tell a Story Activity 1) Choose an inspirational work of art First, select a work of art as the inspiration for your story. 2) Tell your story Next, you'll write a story to accompany the artwork.

Web20-21stcentury-tools - home. StoryKeepers - iPad StoryTelling APPS. StoryTelling continues to gain popularity as an educational experience creating MORE "sticking power" for concepts a la brain science as well as developing essential communication skills for a media-rich world vying for attention.

StoryKeepers - iPad StoryTelling APPS

StoryTelling stimulates deep thinking, creativity and basic literacies; it also enhances and enriches the learning experience for student voices.Storytelling is an art form that uses a story ARC regardless of digital tools used while modernizing the traditional oral storytelling. It is so much more than "tell about" or "explain something" - it NOT a fact-based unfolding with a beginning, middle and end! Expect students to deliver an artistic experience of a rich, powerful storytelling unfolding a dilemma - a struggle and a resolution organized around a story point or lesson learned. Ensure that there is an insight or strong reflective conclusion that reveals the POINT of the storytelling or message! English Language Learners and the Power of Personal Stories. We’ve asked Larry Ferlazzo, a prolific blogger and Twitter user who has written a recent book called “English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work,” to do a guest post for us today.

More than five million children in the United States enter school each year speaking a language other than English. That amount is expected to grow to 25% by the year 2025. It’s not surprising, then, that we hear from readers regularly that the more we can offer for this group, the better. 9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work. Written by Mark Brumley Publish and Share Student Work Publishing educational technology enhanced content online, in eye-catching formats, is easier than ever.

9 Web 2.0 Sites to Publish Student Work

And, students love to publish their projects online and share with their family and friends. Use these easy-to-use web 2.0 sites to publish, share and celebrate student work. Video Dictionary: Vidtionary. Essential Web Resources - Creating Online Story Books. Digital Storytelling Kit - Thank you! Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News. “The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is.”

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News

This season has been ripe with Kurt Vonnegut releases, from the highly anticipated collection of his letters to his first and last works introduced by his daughter, shedding new light on the beloved author both as a complex character and a masterful storyteller. StoryKeepers - home. Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (eBook) Digital Storytelling. Engaging Learners through Digital Storytelling: 40+ Resources & Tips.

Video Storytelling. Sharing Stories: Powerful Lessons in Digital Storytelling GAETC. Digital Storytelling with Mobile Devices. DigitalStorytelling4Kids [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Welcome. Magic in Education! Photo Pin : Free Photos for Your Blog or Website via Creative Commons. Create A Face Online! Make Your Own Character Online, Create A Virtual Person. Your Caricature, Caricature Drawings From Photos. Digital Storytelling for Young Learners. 8 Free Tools to Easily and Instantly Create Videos in The Cloud. 1- Animoto Animoto lets you turn your photos, video clips, and music into awesome videos to share with others.

No software download is needed. 2- Masher This is another great video tool that allows users to easily create videos by mixing video clips, music tracks, and photos and all for free. No software download needed. ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages. Digital Storytelling for Young Learners. Anyone can make cool videos! Animation Made Easy: The best tools for student projects, from stop motion to GIFs. Very often, complicated ideas can be easily explained with simple drawings, as Dan Roam claims in his best-selling book The Back of the Napkin (Portfolio, 2009).

Case in point: The popular step-by-step video series In Plain English. Created by Common Craft, these simple productions synthesize various topics for learners, from social media to financial concepts. With accessible tools, you and your students can create your own simple animations to convey powerful ideas. Wideo allows anyone to make Common Craft-style animated videos online. Within the application, simply drag and drop stock elements—including text, cartoons, and drawings—into place with the Wideo editor and then set the sequence of animations. Each element can also be reused as many times as you like, and users can adjust the timing of each animation. ABCya Animate This tool from ABCya allows you to create animated GIFs with up to 100 frames.

Free Ebook - Digital Storytelling With Comics. Literacy and Storytelling. The Future of Storytelling - MOOC. Welcome to ds106. The Future Of Storytelling (iversity) Storytelling for Change (NovoEd) Storytelling for Change from NovoED. Acumen and The Ariel Group have created a hands-on course to help you develop your practical skills as a storyteller. Whether you work in an office making presentations in the boardroom, as a teacher with 30 to 300 students, interacting with customers, or one-on-one with individuals, using the elements of story bring you closer to your audience.

Using stories makes your messages memorable, gives your audience something to relate to, and above all captures their attention, motivating and inspiring them in new ways. Open course in digital storytelling enjoys modest success. The most provocative aspect of massively open online courses, or MOOCs, is how massive they can be. Last fall, several Stanford professors drew nearly 200,000 students to a series of free computer science courses, an experiment that spawned two companies. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology opened its first massive online engineering course this spring to the tune of 120,000 registrations. But for Jim Groom, an instructional technologist and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington, open online courses are not about scale and efficiency.

Education for Sustainable Development. When using a storyline approach to education, it is important to reify – make a product – as a concrete result of the learning process. MIIS Digital Learning Commons. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling. Introduction to Topic #2: Digital Storytelling. Topic 2: Digital StorytellingDates: February 3-16, 2013Hashtag: #etmooc For the next two weeks, we’ll be creating stories. About ds106. Digital Storytelling (also affectionately known as ds106) is an open, online course that happens at various times throughout the year at the University of Mary Washington… but you can join in whenever you like and leave whenever you need. This course is free to anyone who wants to take it, and the only requirements are a real computer, a hardy internet connection, preferably a domain of your own and some commodity web hosting, and all the creativity you can muster.