Digital Storytelling Project
You can tell any kind of story with this group project. My goal for this project is that you use ’new-to-you’ technology tools to create a video that includes audio- narration and/or music sound track in class (although planning for this project should happen outside of class). There is no time requirement, although I recommend no more than 10 minutes.
Think of this assignment as practice for incorporating Digital Storytelling into your classroom. Your digital story can;
- retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend
- retells a story about a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards
- reflection on a life event
- movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future
Consider the following elements when planning and producing your Digital Story;
- Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
- A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
- Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
- The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
- The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
- Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
- Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
On Friday, we will demo software that you can use to produce/publish and promote.
Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part I.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/19/digital-storytelling-part-i/>.
Post a response on your blog:
1 – Share what Social Learning site you are using during this course. Describe why the tool will be helpful for your personal/professional learning. (Please include a image and hyperlink in this post)
2- Please bring headsets/laptops (if you would like to work outside the lab) to our next class. Here is a headset I like.
3 – Plan for Digital Imagery & Image Manipulation (Photoshop) in lab activity. Bring images that you may want to use and check out these ideas for inspiration.
Ideas: Explore perspectives; visualize similes; illustrate principles with self-portraits; place self in literature or history; create illustrations of principles or functions; use an improbable scene as a writing prompt
Continue our conversation about Digital Natives/Residents & Digital Immigrants/Visitors in the comments section of this post.
White, David S., and Alison Le Cornu. 2011. “Visitors and Residents: A New Typology for Online Engagement.” First Monday 16,9 (5 September). Available online at:http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3171/3049.