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Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories and usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Topics range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between.


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Digital Storytelling :

By Mike king Digital Storytelling

About This Presentation:

About This Presentation Historically, we have valued creative writing or art classes because they help to identify and train future writers and artists, but also because the creative process is valuable on its own; every child deserves the chance to express him or herself through words, sounds, and images, even if most will never write, perform, or draw professionally. Having these experiences, changes the way youth think about themselves and alters the way they look at work created by others.

Digital Storytelling Defined:

Digital Storytelling Defined Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories and usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Topics range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between .

What Is A Digital Story?:

What Is A Digital Story? bring together some mixture of digital graphics, text, recorded audio narration, video and music to present information on a specific topic. revolve around a chosen theme and often contain a particular viewpoint. are typically just a few minutes long and have a variety of uses, including the telling of personal tales, the recounting of historical events, or as a means to inform or instruct on a particular topic. Digital Storytelling, revolves around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of digital multimedia, such as images, audio, and video.

Daniel Meadows:

Daniel Meadows Daniel Meadows defines digital stories as "short, personal multimedia tales told from the heart." The beauty of this form of digital expression, is that these stories can be created by people everywhere, on any subject, and shared electronically all over the world. Meadows describes digital stories as "multimedia sonnets from the people" in which "photographs discover the talkies, and the stories told assemble in the ether as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, a gaggle of invisible histories which, when viewed together, tell the bigger story of our time, the story that defines who we are."

Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling:

Seven Elements of Digital Storytelling Point of View – what is the perspective of the author? A Dramatic Question – a question that will be answered by the end of the story. Emotional Content – serious issues that speak to us in a personal and powerful way. The Gift of your Voice – a way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context. The Power of the Soundtrack – music or other sounds that support the storyline. Economy – simply put, using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer with too much information. Pacing – related to Economy, but specifically deals with how slowly or quickly the story progresses

Three Types of Digital Storytelling :

Personal Narratives Examine Historical Events Stories that Inform or Instruct Three Types of Digital Storytelling

Personal Narratives:

Personal Narratives Personal narratives are designed to share a life's story with others through experiences that happen around an individual. A good personal narrative creates a dramatic effect, makes us laugh, gives us pleasurable fright, and/or gets us on the edge of our seats. The writer's job is to put the reader in the midst of the action letting him or her live through an experience. An effective personal narrative has done its job if the viewer can say, "Yes, that captures what it feels like, to have that experience. P lay Video

Historical Events:

Historical Events Digital Stories that Examine Historical Events are records of events which chronicle the life or development of people or institutions and often include an explanation or commentary on them: a history of the Vikings; a formal written account of related natural phenomena : history of volcanoes ; a log of a patient’s medical background ; or a posted pattern of behavior : inmates with histories of substance abuse.

Stories that Inform or Instruct:

Stories that Inform or Instruct Stories that inform or instruct are meant to impart information or make the viewer aware of something such as a change in plans or reinforce rules or policies. They also acquaint us with knowledge of any given subject. Information and instruction grants form or character to the story giving it quality or essence. Play Video Play Video

Digital Storytelling :

Storyboards Digital Storytelling Storyboard Progression Planning Writing A Narrative What is A Storyboard? Why Make A Storyboard

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Planning Your Digital story Team Members: Movie Theme: Your task: Due Dates: Be creative! Experiment with interesting camera angles. Your plan: brainstorm ideas Select Theater Screen Planning Template

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Storyboard Progression

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Tips for Writing A Personal Narrative Purpose and Audience A good story creates a dramatic effect, makes us laugh, gives us pleasurable fright, and/or gets us on the edge of our seats. Structure The three most common structures are: chronological approach, flashback sequence, and reflective mode. Methods Don’t tell the reader what he or she is supposed to think or feel. Let the reader see, hear, smell, feel, and taste the experience directly, and let the sensory experiences lead him or her to your intended thought or feeling.

Creating A Storyboard:

Creating A Storyboard A storyboard is a visual road map that allows you to organize what you will be seeing and hearing as your story moves from beginning to end. Creating a detailed storyboard in advance of the editing process helps you to think about what images (photographs, video, other types of artwork) your story will need and provides a guide for you to follow during the edit. Creating a storyboard for your digital story is an important and necessary process for visualizing what your story will look like in its completed form.

What is a storyboard?:

What is a storyboard? Once a concept or script is written for a film, the next step is to make a storyboard. A storyboard visually tells the story of an animation panel by panel, kind of like a comic book. Your storyboard will should convey some of the following information: What characters are in the frame, and how are they moving? What are the characters saying to each other, if anything? How much time has passed between the last frame of the storyboard and the current one? Where the "camera" is in the scene? Close or far away? Is the camera moving?

Why make a storyboard?:

Why make a storyboard? Creating a storyboard will help you plan your animation out shot by shot. You can make changes to your storyboard before you start animating, instead of changing your mind later. You will also be able to talk about your animation and show your storyboard to other people to get feedback on your ideas.

Digital Storytelling :

As Effective Learning Tool for Students Digital Storytelling Digital Literacy Global Literacy Technology Literacy Visual Literacy Information Literacy

Tool for Students:

Tool for Students Digital Literacy – the ability to communicate with an ever-expanding community to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help; Global Literacy - the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective Technology Literacy - the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance; Visual Literacy - the ability to understand, produce and communicate through visual images; Information Literacy - the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information. Digital Storytelling by students provides a strong foundation in many different types of literacy, such as information literacy, visual literacy, technology literacy, and media literacy.

Digital Storytelling :

Digital Tool Resources Digital Storytelling Audio Recording Resources Still Image Resources Avatars Resources Moving Picture Resources Production Resources Posting and Storage Resources Embedding Digital Stories


Audacity Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to, Record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, Edit Ogg Vorbis , MP3, and WAV sound files, cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together and Change the speed or pitch of a recording. Audio Recording Resources


Microphones Audio Recording Resources The Snowball is a stationary microphone, with a design often preferred for recording because of its smooth frequency response and ability to pick up transient sounds. The Snowball has several features that increase its versatility including tripod, which holds the microphone at a perfect desktop speaking height. The Zoom H2 is a portable microphone that can be used in a variety of different scenarios.  The H2 can be used for rehearsal to podcasting to recording live music.  The portable recording system has 4 encapsulated microphones for auto recording allows file splitting and merging, making live track marks to files, normalization, and converting to MP3 capabilities.

Sound Resources:

Sound Resources American Rhetoric (famous speeches) “The site makes material available in an effort to advance understanding of political, social, and religious issues as they relate to the study and practice of rhetoric and public address deemed relevant to the public interest and the promotion of civic discourse.” Freeplay Music´s compositions and recordings may be used (broadcast, synchronized and/or copied) without a fee. Welcome to , a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. Nature Songs All content, including text, sounds and graphics are copyrighted to and Doug Von Gausig , 1997-2004. Any unauthorized use is prohibited. Educational and non-commercial license is usually granted without charge, but must be in writing from Naturesongs . PodSafe Audio This site aims to provide a location where musicians can upload music under the Creative Commons License for use in Podcasts, Mashups , Shoutcasts , Webcasts and every other kind of ‘casting’ that exists on the ‘net… MIDIMART.NET There is no limit to midi downloads on this site, you can download 1 file or all of them. The site also features many software downloads , such as Audacity, Jazz (MIDI) Sequencer, Quartz AudioMaster Pro and 4.6 RockN Wav Editor 1.8. Partners In Rhyme Your Audio Resource for Multimedia Projects royalty free music, sound effects, midi files, audio software and sound advice. Soundzabound Royalty Free Music supersedes Fair Use in that we fully license the music with unlimited rights for education and sign off that you are protected.

Royalty Free Music:

Royalty Free Music The person using the work of music must be for non-profit or educational purposes; The copyrighted work must be suitable for educational use, criticism, research or other non-revenue-generating uses; The work must not be used in its entirety or presented in its entirety without adding any commentary or supplemental educational material; The use of the music work must not alter the value or accessibility of the work to others purchasing or paying royalty fees for commercial use of the work.

Digital Storytelling :

Still Image Resources Digital Storytelling Creative Commons Images Image Editors

Creative Commons Images:

Creative Commons Images “Now here is a one rule- that the media files you use in your story have to be ones that are licensed or shared with permission to re-use; this is the only way you can safely share your new creation by knowing it does not contain any copyrighted material plus it is just darn human courtesy to give credit where the creation came from. So just finding a picture via Google is not satisfactory. For each media file you find, as you search, be sure to document the source by title and URL and find a person or organization to give credit.”

Image Editors:

Image Editors Editing photos before placing into a digital story, need not require expensive software such as Photoshop or other desktop applications. A number of free photo editing tools have begun to appear online; that allow personal photos to be imported and exported from ones computer.

Digital Storytelling :

Avatars Digital Storytelling Crazy Talk Avatars Web Cam Avatars


Avatars Avatars can be used by classroom teachers when designing digital stories or delivering content. Avatars can represent a tour guide explaining travels along the Silk Road, or represent real life characters like Mark Twain giving a lecture on his home or Einstein introducing the solar system. Most avatars are known as “bots” and are powered by Natural Language Processing. Some avatars like Crazy Talk allows users to record natural voiceovers along with secondary sound recording like music. When incorporating avatars into a digital they can be used to define terms, give directions to an activities or reinforced content.

Crazy Talk Avatars:

Crazy Talk Avatars With Crazy Talk teachers can make famous historical people come to life as funny talking and animated characters. Students can demonstrate their many talents in design and digital storytelling through unique and creative works made with their own narrations and voiceovers. As a creative project develops, using project based learning; some students could be assigned writing a script, another group developing sound tracks, while one group puts together the voiceover and as a the entire group develops the charter in the storyboard.

Web Cam Avatars:

Web Cam Avatars To express unique characterization to project-based activity teachers can have students use Avatar characters to write and read the content of the lesson or script. The script is a specially prepared narration that allows the viewers to hear and see a presentation in a creative format. Through 3D Avatar characterization students can animate facial expressions and head movements while narrating a script.

Digital Storytelling :

Editing, Posting, Converting & Embedding Digital Storytelling PhotoStory 3 MovieMaker Uploading Resources Embedding Resources Conversion Tools

Photo Story 3 Editor:

Photo Story 3 Editor Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Photo Story 3 is a perfect tool, digital storytelling. Photo Story 3 available for free to all users of Windows and is a wonderful simple way to create digital stories . If you're an Windows user, you can download Photo Story 3 and get busy having your students creating their own digital stories. Photo Story 3 is just one of many excellent reasons to try the art of digital storytelling.

Movie Maker Editor:

Movie Maker Editor Windows Movie Maker 2 lets you create, edit, and share your movies right on your PC. It's easy to use, yet it provides powerful capabilities that rival those of expensive computer editing packages. You can download the software FREE from Microsoft. It works with both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional Edition . You can also store your video and create links to your Wiki or embed HTML codes to play right off your web site.

Posting and Storage Resources:

Posting and Storage Resources Uploading” and “downloading” mean transferring data from one computer to another. The two words have the same relationship as exporting and importing the correct choice depends on which side of the border you’re on. Uploading is sending, or exporting, data from one computer to another; downloading is retrieving, or importing data from one computer to another.

Embedding Digital Stories:

Embedding Digital Stories Multimedia like sound, music and video files add some energy and interest to pages. Using code that has been available for years now, you can embed any number of different types of multimedia files. Without all that fifing around with embeds and non-standard code, the easiest way to put a video on your site is simply to upload it to TeacherTube and then embed their version of the video on your site. On the side of most TeacherTube pages is a snippet of code that will look something like this: <object width="425" height="344"> < param name="movie" value=""></param> < param name=" allowFullScreen " value="true"></ param > <embed src ="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344"> </embed> </object>

Google Earth KMZ:

Google Earth KMZ KML, or Keyhole Markup Language , is an XML grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, polygons, and models for display in Google Earth, Google Maps and other applications. You can use KML to share places and information with other users of these applications. A KML file is processed by Google Earth in a similar way that HTML and XML files are processed by web browsers. Like HTML, KML has a tag-based structure with names and attributes used for specific display purposes. Thus, Google Earth acts as browsers of KML files.

Digital Storytelling :

Authentic Assessment Digital Storytelling Rubrics

Authentic Assessment:

Authentic Assessment offers an opportunity to demonstrate understanding as it applies to a real situation or possible scenario may extend his/her knowledge of the subject through completion of the task is designed to 'make visible' the students' performance on a specific set of criteria (related to course objectives) Authentic assessment (also known as "alternative assessment" or "performance assessment") seeks to gather information about a student's level of knowledge by engaging him/her in a task that:


Rubrics Under mechanics, for example, the rubric might define the lowest level of performance as "many misspellings, grammar, and punctuation errors," and the highest level as "all words are spelled correctly; your work shows that you understand subject-verb agreement, when to make words possessive, and how to use commas, semicolons and periods." A rubric as a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work . A good rubric describes levels of quality for each of the criteria, usually on a point scale.

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From the award-winning documentary, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music", comes the follow up to the classic "Stand By Me" and the second of many "songs around the world.” Featured is an incredible track written by Pierre Minetti performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe . “In many ways the world tells it’s story through a digital medium that touches all of mankind.” M. D. King

Digital Storytelling :

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