NWPM Digital Storytelling

Tuesday, Session 3: 1:00 - 2:30
Room 131 (Lab)

Facilitated by:
  • Heather Hollands, UPWP
  • Amy Laitinen, UPWP
  • Amber White, SBWP

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Amy & Heather in Action


Opening conversation on our various backgrounds with Digital Storytelling.

What is Digital Storytelling?
  • Driving question to think about during our time together.
  • How is this definition evolving?
  • Push for collaborative storytelling
  • what mediums can be used?




UPWP Wiki
http://upwp.wikispaces.com Heather and Amy's blog: http://hamy10.wordpress.com/ They have a link for their digital stories and will be blogging about digital literacy.

Digital Storytelling Center
http://www.cvcc.edu/Academics_Education_Fine_Arts/Digital_Storytelling/index.cfm

Digital Storytelling Resources

Revision idea: Have students bring their digital stories up on the computers in the lab/class. Do a gallery walk, having them view each other's stories and give feedback with post-it notes on the computers.
Troy's suggestion: Students can put their draft of a digital story on voice thread. Their peers can post feedback there.
http://voicethread.com/


Have the Summer Institute TCs create digital stories as part of their experience. They will want to take it back to the classroom!

Have students start small: a 60 second video, or use just 5 pictures, or read a poem and add the visual elements. See examples at www.poetryfoundation.org


Have students create the worst story or presentation ever. They have fun and it gives them all a sense of what not to do.

Troy: on Viddler, you can add annotations exactly where you want them on the story to give feedback.
http://www.viddler.com/

What is your Writing Project site doing with digital storytelling?
You could do daily logs and include digital stories to capture that.

UPWP held a Family Literacy Night at a local elementary school -- have stations set up where students can make a 5-screen digital story with Where I'm From poems. Their families can have a DVD to take home.

Amber: Get out and take a risk. You're not going to break anything. Don't be afraid to play!

SBWP is hosting a Digital Storytelling Workshop.


Notes from session:

Digital Storytelling
Amy Laitinen
Heather Hollands
Amber W
narratedllc.com
· Narrated, storyboard, audio and visual elements, citations
· Kids can collaborate, has morphed into something new
· Kids were reluctant to put their voice into it.
· Troy’s wife, Sarah, was tech person UP and helped them
· Upwp.wikispaces.com
· The things they carried – mentor text Tim O’Brien
· Amy uses her own story – husband in Iraq, dad in Vietnam, Penelope and Odysseus!
· Talking too fast, using too many pictures, flashing photos too fast,
· Moviemaker, livemovie, photostory3,
· What software do you need?
· What equipment do you need?
· Windows – movie maker is free on there
· Digital storytelling with career unit
· Coaching kids – who is your audience? Take out pieces that are irrelevant.
· Creating a timeline for when different parts would be done – but then was able to
· Caveat – when students work together their voices may not meld together!
· Showcasing what we do at our site/school
· Use a digital story to share our PLC process
· Write on! Button with pencil
· I am a STAR – holocaust picture book
· …I never saw another butterfly…
· Excellence in education grant
· Inge – holocaust survivor
· Amber White
· The teacher, the writer, and the person – can use this skill for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
· The Beckie Project
· Power of visual literacy – public service announcements
· Why are people captivated by this?
· It is our professional responsibility to learn
· Showed a lot of digital media to get them hooked
· Learn best when uncomfortable
· Learn together – we’re here for one another
· Larry Levy, author of Hooked on K-12
· Choose a writing piece you have – collect images and photos to go with
· Nostalgia
· Family connection
· Gifts
· Start small – 60 second video. 5 photos
· Change “language arts” to “literacy” teacher
· Take a poem you like and add words, music, images
· Wordle
· Poets.org
· Where I’m from poem – use images with that poem
· Photos make easy to tell the story for some. Sometimes you may need to start with the writing.
· May not need to teach the kids the tools – it is inherent – may just need to teach the content or process
· Picassa
· Jing
· Screen toaster
· Voicethread
· http://www.jingproject.com/ use with how tos
· Vidler
· Um how do I write a grant for this?