“Living and breathing an authentic story is the best way to survive in an conversation-rich world.”
RECORDING OF Friday Night’s Class (this will be a download a file called nativeplayback.collab and will launch with the same software used for the class).
Brainstorm via Padlet -21st Century Skills – Focus on these new skills does not mean we ignore 20th century skills.
- Group #1 (First names A – J ) – http://padlet.com/sjknight/bw44diy014o4
- Group #2 (First names K – T) – http://padlet.com/sjknight/zjfj990vut2g –
- Resource – Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework
Digital Storytelling Project
You can tell any kind of story with this group project. My goal for this project is that you use ’new-to-you’ technology tools to create a video that includes audio- narration and/or music sound track in class (some planning for this project might need to happen outside of class – Use Google Docs). I recommend no more than 10 minutes.
Think of this assignment as practice for incorporating Digital Storytelling into your classroom (and maybe your unit plan). Your digital story can;
- retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend
- retells a story about a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards
- reflection on a life event
- movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future
Consider the following elements when planning and producing your Digital Story;
- Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
- A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
- Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
- The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
- The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
- Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
- Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
** Have one member of your group Comment on this post with all the names of your group before you start working.
Links from class:
PowToon – online animated slides
Glogster – online multimedia poster
Animoto – online music video creation
Storybird – online storytelling
ZooBurst – online 3d popup
FreePlayMusic – copyright free music
Pixlr – free online software to edit photos/images
Apps – A great list of apps
- Storyboard, script, and photos for digital story uploaded it as a Google Presentation and shared with Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Watch the (8:19).
- Read Chapter 4 of Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice (requires registering for a free account) until the end of chapter 4.
Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:
- Explore your classmates blogs and post a comment on at least two blogs.
- After you watch (8:19), share your reaction/reflection on your class blog.
- Please bring headsets/laptops (if you would like to work outside the lab) to our next class. Here is a headset I like.
- Plan for Digital Imagery & Image Manipulation (Pixlr) in lab activity. Bring images that you may want to use and check out these ideas for inspiration.
Ideas: Explore perspectives; visualize similes; illustrate principles with self-portraits; place self in literature or history; create illustrations of principles or functions; use an improbable scene as a writing prompt