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RCWP's Digital Storytelling Resource Collection
Our-ever growing list of digital storytelling resources. We are able to offer one- and two-day digital storytelling workshops for school districts, working with teachers to understand the pedagogical and technical aspects of creating digital stories.
RCWP's Summer 2006 Digital Storytelling Workshop - Hosted by the Pearson Educational Foundation
MCTE 2007 Session on Digital Storytelling
DAA Teacher Resources
2007 NWP Annual Meeting: Examining the Purposes and Processes of Digital Storytelling
COP ESD --- October 17, 2007
9:00 - 10:00 Intro and Overview
, Troy Hicks and each other
Intro to RCWP
Intro Top of the Mitt Writing Project and "Using Mentor Texts in the K-12, English Language Arts Classroom"
View a few digital stories
examples and Quality Digital Film elements
and Storyboard worksheet
The Center for Digital Storytelling's Example, "
Student examples on the
Bernajean Porter's "
" to create a digital story
What is Audactiy
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45
Brainstorming and time to write
10:45 - 11:30 --- Time to experiment and construct Nature story
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch
Ira Glass, from
This American Life
, talks about the building blocks of storytelling: anecdote and reflection.
>>> Ira Glass suggests that there are two elements to the story: anecdote and reflection. The anecdote attempts to bait the viewer, to tell them what happened, and to add sequence. The reflection tells why this is important. As we think about composing our story today, we need to keep these elements in mind. We also want to talk about assessment.
>>> How does this change the composing process?
Writing Quality Narratives
Preplanning for your story
12:15 - 1:45 Continue Composing Story
Sharing narratives in peer response group
What makes a good narrative?
Continue composing digital story with Aram and Troy helping
Adding video effects, music, and narration to your story
that you think about whether your media element "decorates," "illustrates," or "illuminates" your story.
Considerations as you write Your Digital Story
Resource Collection Form, Asset Types
Creative Commons and copyright
Copyright and Fair Use
Movies explaining CC
Flickr Creative Commons
1:45- 2:45 Work time
GLCE, HSCE, MET
Present your narrative
Writing Quality Narrative
Asset Management and Citation
2:45 Anne Frank & Assessing Digital Stories
3:00 - Wrapping up the day
Writing prompt: What have you experienced today? In what ways do you feel this will transfer into your classroom? What are some questions you have or potential roadblocks that you might face?
Day 2 - Under Development (Based on Your Questions and Needs)
Share your story with a peer given the "Qualities of a Digital Video" guidelines
Share our Digital Stories
Response to each other's stories in light of
, our understanding of writing pedagogy, and the qualities of digital video
Digitales Assessment Page
Sharing your videos
Annotate Video with
Taking it to your classroom - "
" handout from DAA
Digital Storytelling Examples
Jason Shiroff's "
Troy's daughter, Lexi
Aram's story (and
his poem on his website
Mobile Learning Institute Teacher Site
A site for teachers
Bay Area Writing Project Digital Storytelling Workshop 2005
Exploring Digital Storytelling
example created with PhotoStory
Mobile Learning Institute Student Site
A site for kids with examples from many ages
- college student example
Digital Storytelling Resource Sites
Here, we have gathered an ever-growing list of digital storytelling resources and tried to categorize them appropriately, although the boundaries are fluid. Please let us know if you find other sites that you find useful so we can add them here.
Overviews and Philosophy of Digital Storytelling
The Center for Digital Storytelling
series of three podcasts on digital storytelling
with Joe Lambert and Bernajean Porter by the
The Director in the Classroom
7 Things about Digital Storytelling
"=== === === Teaching and Assessing Digital Storytelling===
Digital Storytelling Course
Resources for digital storytelling
, with many links
- Look under multimedia
Digitales: The Art of Telling Digital Stories
(includes resources on assessment)
Digital Arts Alliance - Teacher Resources
(Password Protected, but links to handouts below)
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
National Academy Foundation Digital Storytelling Site
See also, the
NAF-Pearson Resource Guides, see Curricular Integration files
A use of digital storytelling for science and geography:
Denali Discovery Guide
Research on Digital Storytelling
University of Houston's College of Education's
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
Facing Versions of the Self: The Effects of Digital Storytelling on English Education
Using Digital Storytelling as a Literacy Tool for the Inner City Middle School Youth
Enter Here: Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling
Barrett, H. (2005).
Digital storytelling research design
Heart and Voice: A Digital Storytelling Journey
National Writing Projcet: "
Literacy Through Technology: The Power of Digital Storytelling
How To: Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom
Digital Storytelling Media and Tools
list of digital storytelling tools
Creative Commons and Royalty Free Photos
Creative Commons on Flickr
Creative Commons Images
Creative Commons and Royalty Free Music
Free Play Music
Podsafe Music Network
Creative Commons Audio
to mix your voice and music files
Creative Commons Video
: A Web-based movie editing tool.
. Add narration, captions, and images to any video.
. Another site to create video.
A clip art warehouse.
help on how to format text
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