Why Digital Storytelling in your Classroom?
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TimestampWhy Digital Storytelling?Do you have any resources to share? (Including your own examples....please!)Share your twitter id (help some new and to be teachers)
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DIANAIt's cliched, but a pic is worth 1000 words - and it engages those who are into IT / visual learners / creative ... you name it!I think our geography teacher last year had students do one on an environmental theme - I'll look!MzMollyTL
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1/23/2011 21:02:25I work with a lot of teachers and usually Digital Storytelling is used to engage a few things: The Presentation element of 6+1 Traits, an alternative to the traditional writing product, as tools for engagement and motivation, and to engage 21st Century skills and still work within the frameworks of writing skills and specific content. Here are my storytelling links on Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/user/mikefisher821/storytelling

And here is my D.S. Wiki: http://technotales.wikispaces.com/

Use any and all--and email me if I can help you: mikefisher821@gmail.com (http://www.digigogy.com)
@fisher1000
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1/23/2011 21:11:38I use digital storytelling because being heard is one of the most important things for humanity, and certainly for a safe and inclusive classroom community. I also use DS because it's important for students to create (the top of Bloom's taxonomy) and having an authentic audience through digital means makes it more powerful!I keep all my resources for work with students and teachers here on my wiki (DS and Creative Commons will help you) http://tech2learn.wikispaces.com/Digital+Storytelling

Here's a great example from a first time Digital Storyteller, a teacher from my OTF Summer Camp. I think you'll agree it's great! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHjGXzR5Abs
@brendasherry
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1/23/2011 21:15:41To get a feel for "why digital storytelling" read about these wonderful Digital Storytelling influencers. People like Joe Lambert, Daniel Meadows, Bernajean Porter, Gareth Morlais and Gilly Adams. Here's a little longer list. http://tinyurl.com/49n8f3zTo get a truly global perspective on Digital Storytelling past and present I would suggest reading this book. "Story Circle" Digital Storytelling around the world. http://tinyurl.com/4hcnzjj@kentmanning
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1/23/2011 21:59:23Through digital storytelling, students learn to be creators of media, and are better able to be critical of the media they consume, every day, every hour. This critical literacy comes from learning the skills of media creation- from audience, to story, to storyboard, to recording, to editing to final product. Being a good constructor of media makes one a better de-constructor.
Digital Storytelling helps students be better writers!
The American Film Institute's "Door Scene" learning module in "Lights, Camera, Education!" is excellent training for budding filmmakers and helps students understand the complexity of digital storytelling, as well as how to better communicate through visual media. Check out Youtube for examples!
There are lots of storyboard templates available online.
@mrmuzzdog
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1/23/2011 22:05:01-helps my students visualize, summarize and sequence
-good for differentiating - spec ed kids can retell (or create) story without major focus on written material
-allows more options for student 'menu' choices
-I already used graphic organizers, it just seemed to be the next logical step :)
-you can start out simple and small and move on to bigger projects when and if you are ready
Voicethread.com --drawing/scanning pics and recording audio

Photopeach.com --took photos and typed simple sentence underneath to tell a story - gr 1s are using it to show the seasonal cycle of a tree (take a pic every month).

Bitstripsforschools.com --summarize a story (or section) in comic form - great retell format

Zooburst.com - a very cool site where you can create 3-D pop up online books. You can type in a speech bubble or record your own voice for the character. Very cool. We retold fairy tales (and created fractured ones) this way.
@kkemp70
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1/23/2011 22:38:40To focus on the impact of word choice. 1 Picture, 1 word. This also conveys the author/creators POV. Awesome!Skyped with Joe Brennan the other day to discuss some of the elements and the importance of the prework and the goal of the assignment (What's the point?). This is a great video to get kids thinking
http://vimeo.com/12672069
@ginnyluvshoes
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1/24/2011 0:12:12Student life in a visual way. Ahaskins@lhsmustangs.comSimpletwitt
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1/24/2011 7:42:49It allows students to be creative, gives them choice, feeds their need to collaborate and use technology and gives them to opportunity for reflection (self and peer). That reflection can be immediate or can be over time and allow them to improve and learn over a period of time.http://www.techlearning.com/article/forum/Blogs/Blogs/33632
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/digital_storytelling.aspx

jpadams
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1/24/2011 17:34:58
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1/27/2011 14:20:47See belowI am doing a workshop at the Nipissing University Preservice Conference on Saturday entitled: Here's the page that includes the link to the Free & Open Online Webinar portion: http://newmediaworkshops.wikispaces.com/Digital+Stories+Throughout+Curriculum. Feel free to share this link with your students - there is no cost and no registration necessary - just pop in!

Here is a link to video I created that could be used in the hallway during a parent/teacher night to explain about the usefulness of Digital STorytelling - http://blip.tv/file/2998202

Here is a Primary Digital Storytelling site that provides a Grade 3 unit on Plants - At the bottom of this page you will see an activity using digital story techniques to assess prior knowledge: http://digitalstorytellinginprimarygrades.wikispaces.com/Grade3Plants-Activities-TalkingPlants

I would love to be able to share the results of your survey in my workshop on Saturday. Is there a way I can access it
@slister
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Jim PedrechAnother method of communication
It also requires creators to really focus on process and structure
I'll have to check with a few students in order to demo their work...@jpedrech
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Diana Mmass appeal / engaging /
Bitstrips for Schools@MzMollyTL
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Euen O' Connor Engages students. Provides an alternative to pen and paper. Another way for students to demonstrate their learning.I have used Frames4 on a number of occasions with students to create a variety of stories. I have also used Puppet Pals HD the Directors Cut on the iPad to record student stories.@euenoconnor
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