Week 3 (Due 12)

“Living and breathing an authentic story is the best way to survive in an conversation-rich world.”

-Seth Godin

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).

Virtual Class Tonight starting at 7PM – Log in at – http://bit.ly/wbHKsV – Check out the video for help – https://vimeo.com/129911297 

Brainstorm via Padlet -21st Century Skills – Focus on these new skills does not mean we ignore 20th century skills.

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;

  1. Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
  2. A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
  3. Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
  4. The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
  5. The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
  6. Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
  7. 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.

Some Inspiration:)

Links from class:

PhotoStory – windows software – tutorials

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

FairUse Guidelines

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

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