Story Dice - a creative storytelling tool from Dave Birss As you can see above, you get five story dice (or nine dice, if you prefer), each with a random image on it. Your job is quite simply to turn these prompts into a story. I recommend you try to work with the order they appear on the screen but if you’re finding it tough, you can do some swapsies. You also don’t need to take the image literally. You can use the dice metaphorically or as representations of other concepts.
Books — Center for Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Communityby Joe Lambert4th Edition, 2013Published by RoutledgeISBN: 978-0-415-62703-0Paperback Price: $36.95 Buy Online. Listen deeply. Tell stories. 5 Simple Tips for Telling Better Anecdotal Stories Stories are the lifeblood of community. They are how we humans have evolved to share our values, contextualize our place in the cosmos, and connect on a deeper level with other human beings. An anecdote is nothing more than a simple story. The kind that every single human being on Earth tells on a daily basis. When we share a memory from our childhood, tell our friends about something that happened at work, recall an important lesson learned–these are all instances of anecdotal storytelling. Because of the ubiquitous nature of anecdotes, the average person doesn’t spend very much time thinking about “the craft of storytelling” when they want to share one–they just do it.
Digital Storytelling Festival Contest Focus The focus of entries will build on the 2015 School Library Month theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends.” How does your school library and/or your school librarian help you learn new things? AASL launches where learning never ends digital storytelling contest CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites students to participate in a digital storytelling contest held as part of the 2015 celebration of School Library Month. The contest asks students to reflect on the 2015 theme, “Your School Library: Where Learning Never Ends” and create a story using a website recognized as an AASL Best Website for Teaching & Learning. Special author guest judges – Susan Verde, Amy Ignatow, Trevor Pryce and Lauren Myracle – will review entries and determine contest winners. Winners will receive a set of books signed and personalized by the judging author. Prizes and author judges are graciously provided by ABRAMS.
Telling Is Listening: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation Every act of communication is an act of tremendous courage in which we give ourselves over to two parallel possibilities: the possibility of planting into another mind a seed sprouted in ours and watching it blossom into a breathtaking flower of mutual understanding; and the possibility of being wholly misunderstood, reduced to a withering weed. Candor and clarity go a long way in fertilizing the soil, but in the end there is always a degree of unpredictability in the climate of communication — even the warmest intention can be met with frost. Yet something impels us to hold these possibilities in both hands and go on surrendering to the beauty and terror of conversation, that ancient and abiding human gift.
Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators By Midge Frazel - Book By Midge Frazel Storytelling is an age-old art form. With Web 2.0 and the tools already available on most computers, students can use text, music, sound effects, videos, and more to create a multimedia presentation that links them to the world beyond the classroom. Storytelling has the potential to unleash creativity, engage, and motivate. Thing 4: Digital Storytelling Our next topic is Digital Storytelling. In the past this topic was combined with Presentation Tools, since the two topics are so intertwined. After all, giving an effective presentation is really all about good storytelling. But the lessons were getting far too long and there are so many great tools to explore, so this gives you a chance to do 2 separate lessons instead of cramming it all into 1 lesson.
31 of My Favorite Digital Storytelling Sites Blog I am working on starting a virtual classroom…actually when it is all said and done, it will look more like a virtual club. I have opened up my virtual classroom to students in 3rd-8th grade. My first offering is going to be digital storytelling. In honor of that, I thought I would share the sites I am going to use with the students, as well as some other favorites for digital storytelling. The Narrative Paradigm Introduction Narrative paradigm is a concept in communication theory and was developed by Walter Fisher. The concept is adopted from the oldest form of communication – story telling. He stated that all meaningful communication is in the form of storytelling. Peoples past experiences influence our need for communication and also base our behaviour. Thus narrative paradigm is very helpful in analysing the nature of human communication.
Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship This 2016-17 competition will launch shortly. Please check back soon for updates. The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S.