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Digital Storytelling

 

 

 

 

GET THE PICTURE

 

Media for your story:

Picture, video, sound:  be thoughtful about creative commons.  http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryMedia

 

 

Teaching Students to Choose Images (and sparking their imagination):

This article from Jamie MacKenzie includes an great idea – have students view many images of a famous landmark like the Eiffel Tower – and evaluate the images.  Which is most powerful and why?  http://fno.org/nov09/flickring.html

 

OUR “JUST RIGHT” TOOLS

 

PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a powerful tool.  "PowerPointlessness" isn't about the tool - it's about how we use the tool.  You and your students can use it to tell amazing stories.

PowerPoint Tutorial:  http://www.actden.com/pp/index.htm  Want to know how to add sound, for example?  You can find out here. 

 

Mix Book

Publish a beautiful book online. 

Mix Book:  http://www.mixbook.com/

Examples:

Ambler is:  http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/stories/ambler-is-3010764

Kids for Kenya:  http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/kids-for-kenya-1246798

American Revolution Haiku Riddles:  http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/american-revolution-haiku-4013938

 

 

 

 

SOME OTHER TOOLS THAT MAY BE MORE JUST RIGHT FOR YOU

 

 

Myths and Legends: 

Create your own legend – very very cool and very easy!  http://myths.e2bn.org/index.php 

 

ScrapBlog: 

If you love scrapbooking, you’ll love this easy tool!  http://www.scrapblog.com/

 

Photo Peach:

Like Photostory (but with fewer features).  Has a cool quiz option.  http://photopeach.com/

   

 

Voice Thread: 

This is a truly powerful tool that allows for a collaborative experience.  Check out our page.

 

Prezi:

Cool up your presentations with this zooming tool.  http://prezi.com/ 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT

 

21st Century Educators Don’t Say, “Hand It In.” They say, “Publish It!  Read the article. 

 

STORYTELLING RESOURCES

 

Dr. Jason Ohler: using technology effectively, creatively and wisely to live, learn, work and play in the Digital Age.  http://www.jasonohler.com/index.cfm 

 

Centre for Digital Storytelling:  Listen deeply; tell stories http://www.storycenter.org/

 

 

 

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