Jennifer Carrier Dormanhttp://jdorman.wikispaces.com/http://cliotech.blogspot.com/
Digital storytelling is the process of writing about a story, and adding the multimedia elements of voice, imagery, and music to create a visual story.
“The process of digital storytelling permits students to recapture creativity, develop it, intensify it, apply it, extend it . . .”
Photo Credit - “Snapshot” http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpn/
Storytelling Ideas and Scaffolding Steps
PSA – Public Service Announcement Breaking News or Olds Broadcasts “Movie” Trailer (book, article, historical era
or event, etc.) Reenactment / Living History Oral History Documentary or Docu-Drama Virtual Tour Story told from the perspective of an
Visit the iCan Festival de Cinehttp://www.sfett.com/html_movie/Ican/4.html
Stories from one image Stories from a sequence of images Stories from a sequence of images with
specified persona Stories from a muted video clip Stories from a muted video clip or
sequence of images with background sound
Stories with student-found images and set narrative
Stories with student-found images and student-created narrative
“Capturing Stories, Capturing Lives: An
Introduction to Digital Storytelling”
1. Plan: Storyboard and Write 2. Produce: Record the pieces 3. hop: Edit the pieces 4. Publish: Share your creation
1. Select images and write. 2. “Loop” step 1 with teacher input and
feedback in the form of guided questions
3. Narrate. 4. Apply Motion.
Finding the Raw Materials
Discovery Education streaming has thousands of media files that users can download, edit, and remix into their own digital stories.
Advanced Search > “Include Only Editable Titles”
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ > Search for AFI
American Film Institute
•Glossary of film terms•Storyboard format•Screenplay format•Film shots•Safety procedures•Three-point and stage lighting•Feedback protocol
primaryAccess is a web-based tool that offers teachers and students frictionless access to digital images and materials that enable them to construct compelling personal narratives.
Teachers set up a class account at http://www.primaryaccess.org/teacher/
Teacher assigns activity to class Student log in and create their stories
Check out the users guide http://www.primaryaccess.org/guide/Overvie
The Library of Congress has been posting photographs with no known copyright restrictions to a Flickr account.
National Archives primary resources on footnote
Use Calisphere Themed Collections to quickly find primary sources for classroom use
Stock Xchng http://www.sxc.hu/
Stock Vault http://www.stockvault.net/
DigiTales Image Resources http://www.digitales.us/resources/image_source
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Download Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
Download the LAME MP3 encoder to
export as an MP3 http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/
Audacity Tutorials and Installation Instructions
Terms of Service If you are using Freeplay Music for:
Personal Non-Commercial Use (Non-revenue generating). This excludes broadcast use of any kind, including, without limitation, web, blog, and podcast use; or
Educational, Non-Commercial use (this is limited to student use on school grounds for in classroom projects- non broadcast)
Then Freeplay Music's compositions and recordings may be used without a fee.
Free Music Project http://freemusic.freeculture.org/
PodSafe Music Network http://music.podshow.com/
Podsafe Audio http://www.podsafeaudio.com/
DigiTales Music and Sound Resources http://www.digitales.us/resources/music_sound_sources.
Software and Internet Applications
Windows Movie Maker http://tinyurl.com/53yvx
Microsoft PhotoStory http://tinyurl.com/48jvat
If you don’t want students to use their own e-mail addresses to register for the following Internet applications, try using the Gmail trick.
G-Mail Trick http://snipurl.com/googletricks
Web 2.0 storytelling applications: Image Editors Video Editors Media Mashup and Creation Tools Media Publishing
http://www.befunky.com/ http://www.mrpicassohead.com/ http://www.myoats.com/ http://www.picnik.com/ http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ http://www.dumpr.net/
Movie Masher http://www.moviemasher.com/
For more interactive media timelines visit: http://snipurl.com/timelines
Consider student video contests. Check out the DEN blogs for more information: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/