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Digital Storytelling Activities

Digital Storytelling Activities
Video-base Activities -Beginner Activity: 1. Register for Animoto.com (select education version to gain access to advanced features for free) 2. 3. 3a. 4. 5. 5a. 6. -Intermediate Activity: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. -Advanced Activity: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. -Highly Advanced Activity: 1. 2. 3. Image-Based Activities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Using Google Maps and Google Earth to Tell a Story -Click here for full directions on using Google Maps and Google Earth.

Story Sticks This past weekend we had absolutely no plans, so I decided to make Saturday a project day, inspired by a couple projects I saw on Pinterest. The first project was inspired by this: It's a cute little jar filled with painted popsicle sticks with date night ideas. Super cute. But I wanted to do something with the kiddo, so I came up with this alternative. It became an entire day activity and kept us both entertained. I had talked to the kid earlier in the week about what all of his storybooks had in common. Once we were done painting the sticks, I had the kiddo gather some of his favorite books. We spread out the books and the kid had to place one stick of each color onto each book. We then went through each book. The blue sticks offset the fact that I was trying to keep the characters and conflicts and settings rather general, so I'd occasionally change what he suggested. This activity amazingly kept him interested the whole time. Now for the game.

30+ Open Wikis Every Educator Should Know About This is the first in a series of ‘Best of 2011′ posts where we share some of the best education-related materials of the past year. Be sure to check back on a regular basis as we’ve got some pretty exciting stuff coming soon! Are you interested in being a part of a dynamic digital environment capable of changing the world of education? There are wikis out there that are just waiting for you to join and offer up your $.02. From wikis on teaching in the United Kingdom to art to web 2.0 tools, there’s a wiki for everyone. The list of wikis below is just a smattering of some of the best open wikis available today.

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 Download the Hand-Outs from the Presentation! *Elements of the Story- Hand-out by Kevin Hodgson *Character Development- Hand-out by Kevin Hodgson *Storyboarding- Hand-out by Kevin Hodgson *Storyboarding- Hand-out by Bernajean Porter Videos Featured in the Presentation *A Short Love Story in Stop Motion by Carlos Lascano A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo. *How A Short Love Story was Created *Chiarastella- Stop Motion Film by Raffaella Traniello's class Chiarastella from Raffaella Traniello on Vimeo. *How Chiarastella was Created *How to create stopmotion claymation films using PowerPoint by Maryna Badenhorst. Featured Tools/ Websites from the Presentation! *Creaza - Create comics, make movies, edit audio, and more! *Storybird

Apuntes Skamasle | Manuales y Tutoriales 8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling? Digital stories push students to become creators of content, rather than just consumers. Movies, created over a century ago, represent the beginning of digital storytelling. 8 Steps to Great Digital Stories Great digital stories: Are personal Begin with the story/script Are concise Use readily-available source materials Include universal story elements Involve collaboration at a variety of levels In order to achieve this level of greatness, students need to work through a Digital Storytelling Process. 1. Resources 2. 3. 4. 5.

7 Awesome Emmet HTML Time-Saving Tips 7 Awesome Emmet HTML Time-Saving Tips Emmet, formerly Zen Coding, is one of the most downright practical and productive text editor plugins that you will ever see. With its ability to instantly expand simple abbreviations into complex code snippets, Emmet makes you feel like a powerful coding wizard with the world at your fingertips. As a follow up to our previous article on the basics of Zen Coding, today we’re going to dive into seven awesome tips to help you become a true Emmet pro. 1. Our first tip is that you rarely need to type out “div” in your macro. As you can see, both abbreviations yield the same result. Implicit Tag Names This quirk is actually part of a greater feature called “implicit tag names”, which attempts to interpret the tag that you want based on context. 2. If you’re using Emmet to expand simple class names into divs, good for you, you’re off to a decent start. Climbing Up Now let’s move on and look at moving up the tree. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Try Them Out!

Help Students Tell Stories Human beings are storytellers by nature. Children especially love to hear stories, but aren’t always so keen on telling their own. Partly because they’re kids. Telling stories is more about the imagination and the curiosity and even the tall tales, and less about articulating a narrative to a specific audience through innovative tools. Advertising has become about telling stories as well—letting a company, CEO, or even customers explain who they are, where they come from, and what they value is the social media way. Even our social media profiles are forms of storytelling. But in this social media era of powerful tools and always-on visibility, how can we coach students to tell their own story, but with care, craft, and tact, and in a way that communicates the right message with the right audience? With the available modern technology, it’s more possible now than ever before to tell incredible stories using amazing tools to the widest of audiences. 1. This one is obviously important. 2.

CSS3 & HTML5 BoomWriter BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities: Grade 3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. Grade 5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. Grade 6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Grade 7 Students demonstrate narrative skills while conducting unit of study summary of Ancient Rome.

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